My cat keeps yelling
by Ali Mohammed
I found him about 4 days ago when I went to dinner with family at a restaurant. Two staff members were putting him in a bag and heavily mistreating him. I took him to my house to try to provide a better environment for him.
In the beginning, he was afraid of any sound or sudden movement, but gradually warmed up to me and I am capable now of playing with him comfortably and he sits on my lap freely.
The problem is if I sit near him to do any activity other than giving him attention, he will start shouting (meawing) repeatedly and spend 85% of the time trying to climb the wall, wanting to reach a window to the far upper corner.
That window is shut by a secondary ceiling layer. It has a crack in the middle big enough for his paw to go through so I put layers of thick papers on the glass and removed the counter that helps him reach there.
Now he keeps shouting and looking at that window like his life depends on it and tries to jump to it even though he failed 100 times. I thought that he wanted some fresh air or to go outside.
I ended up with a lot of bites and scratches as I barely saved him from hurting himself as he panics and slams into practically anything in his way. I tried to lift him up to where the window is so that he can gradually understand that there is nothing to gain from being there and he keeps shouting and slipping from its small ledge.
If he is tired he wanders around the room shouting. I don't know what he wants. He eats, drinks, and poops healthily.
He seems to be super active only when I'm around him. If I leave, he picks a corner and quietly sits after realizing that I'm not going to come back for a while. I'm trying to take him out of the room but he spends his time hiding in a corner.