Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hypervocalization

My cat has a problem. It's driving me nuts. He won't shut up! Seriously, he'll get up on the couch, stare at me, and meow incessantly. He's started doing it in the middle of the night too, which is really not okay. I have to sleep!

I've looked it up online. It's called hypervocalization. Well, unless the cat is a Siamese, then it's called normal. But my cat is just your average domestic shorthair so hypervocalization it is. The most likely cause is that he's just trying to get attention. So, I'm supposed to ignore him when he does it rather than "reward" the behavior. Oh goody. Maybe I should stay at school after class and do most of my studying in the library because I can just imagine that it's going to get worse before it gets better.

And on the subject of studying...I have work to do.

2 comments:

Ginger said...

hah! i've had cats that have been like that. i used to pretend they were talking to the ghosts or spirits hanging around. i'm sure the boredom is more likely the truth though.

i read your "about me" section. sorry if my obsessive use of all lower case with lots of....these thrown in bother you. i'm kind of stylized in that manner. (wink)

hope you get some sleep soon.

~peace~

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Yes girl, stay in the library. Nothing is tougher than a staring, meowing cat who is just needing attention while you are reading law books. Too bad you can not sleep there too lol.