But it definitely bothers Leonard, as you can see from him peeking out from his hidee-hole below.Hey, I have a question that's been worrying me. It's about Little Baby. She's approximately 17 years old, and she's starting to lose her eyesight, her teeth can't take dry catfood anymore, she can't quite make it to the litterbox, stairs are painful for her and she limps up one step at a time, and she gets lost in the dark (especially when she's in the basement.)
She's been yowling more and more this last year. She has a certain loud "wah-wah" sound when she's about to throw up a hairball.
But she has other types of yowling (a slightly different sound) when she's lost (especially at night when she can't find us), when she's confused, or when Blaine leaves for work.
But what really worries me is that she yowls loudly in her sleep sometimes. I wonder if she's having a bad dream because she's definitely asleep when she's doing it. Whenever it happens, I always go over to her and stroke her lightly, saying "It's alright, Little Baby, you're safe and sound", until she wakes up and looks oriented and she's calm again. It happens a lot these days.
And it tears my heart out.
Does anybody know what that means when a cat yowls loudly in her sleep? Is she having nightmares of the couple of weeks she lay starving in that bush I rescued her from? It was in an area deep in gang territory, in the days when I worked the highly dangerous east side of Kansas City, years ago when I was working as a Road Nurse here in Kansas. At one of my patients' house a feral, stray cat had had a litter of kittens in a bush---and they were starving and neglected. So I plucked Little Baby out, put her in my pocket, and took her home. She was only about 2 weeks old and Blaine and I weren't sure she'd live....