Little Girl has been a complete brat since the move. She's a very happy, silly and playful girl, as always. Both her and her mother act like they are starving to death (don't all cats?) because they now eat roughly every six hours instead of the four they used to eat when I was home/not working. I'm working from home now, but my boyfriend's and my hours are 4am--his waking time for work--to 9 or 9:30pm, when we go to bed. (I don't usually actually fall sleep at that time, but I go to bed.) The girls used to go overnight without eating for 10 or so hours. When I didn't have to get up for work, I SLEPT!
So the girls are now eating (only wet food, no dry; I don't feed dry) at about 4am, 10ish, 5pm-ish and 9:30ish. They sleep most of the day. Some nights, Little Girl wakes up at about 2-3am and starts slapping the bedroom window blinds. Because of her doing this, I have the blinds pulled up more than halfway. We have room-darkening curtains (my old curtains from my old balcony doors), so it's not an issue. She still slaps at the blinds some nights; I guess she stands on her back feet? Last night, she started doing it, so I kicked her out of the bedroom and shut the door. Then I heard her messing with the dishes in the sink from where we hadn't emptied and reloaded the dishwasher. Then she whined and scratched at the bedroom door. Ugh!
When she acts up like that and it's right before time for my boyfriend to get up for work, I tell him not to feed the girls immediately because they'll (she'll) see it as a reward/getting what she wants for her behavior. That hasn't stopped the behavior.
She's always been a dramatic thespian, but hasn't quite been this bad until we moved in with my boyfriend and her whole world changed. She was pretty fearless about it all, though, as is her nature. Little Mama is basically the opposite of her. She's very calm and reserved, and takes a little while to get used to new things. She'll be five next month, but is only nine months older than Little Girl. She loves my boyfriend!
I know we should probably wear them out before bed with getting them to chase toys, etc. After the worst night we had with them both acting up, I kept them awake the whole next day. It was like a second job, because as you may know, cats sleep pretty easily. Ha!
I need to get them some new toys (like they don't have any) that they will go nuts for, I guess. Other than that, I don't know. I've had cats for almost 35 years and never had one act quite this bratty.
Oh, and she licks the blinds and the walls, but only when she thinks it's time to eat. It's so weird and highly annoying.
I didn't set out for this to be a novel.