Yes. My husband doesn’t want the cats to roam the house unsupervised at night, so they are always confined to either the laundry room or the screened porch.
The laundry room is small, and Bruno is able to reach the doorknob, so he rattles it (sometimes turns it!) He also pulls the edge of the door so it thrums in the frame. Also, he howls!
The porch has been a viable option for the last few months, but we’re starting to have trouble again as the weather cools down. They have a warm shelter, but when it gets really cold that probably won’t be enough. Also, the porch connects to our bedroom by a sliding glass door, which means Bruno can claw at the glass right there where we can hear it really good. Also, he howls!
Shakes: My husband won’t go for the ceiling fan idea. However, I still think the idea of wearing the cats out has some possibilities.
Enola Gay: More pets, heaven forbid!
brainstall, Nzinga: I like the heated bed idea.
h4ckys4ck: I like the roomba idea too.
redtail23: I can see you really grasp the magnitude of the problem! I’d be happy to boot his furry ass out to the garage, but my husband won’t go for it. (cats scratching cars, messing with his tools, etc.)
phouka: My husband is trying to train Bruno not to summon us at night, by being the one who always answers the summons and scaring the shit out of him. I’m pretty sure Bruno can out-stubborn Mr. Beetle. Not to mention that a grouchy, sleep-deprived Mr. Beetle is going to be hard on all of us!
perfectparanoia: I’ve been sleeping with a pillow over my head for years.
Chimera: Are you ever tempted to not open the box?
TruCelt: Thanks for the coupon!
you with the face, Dogzilla, Palo Verde, Sattua: Would you like two more cats?