This is Ruby
Her life has been turned upside down but so far she has managed not to have a complete nervous breakdown. She was once the baby of the house. What the heck happened?
Her side-kick Hugo spends much of his time on whatever floor the baby is NOT on. Baby squeals wear on his nerves.
BUT both cats always appear when it is dinner time. We have been spoiling them a bit too when we are babysitting. It's only fair.
Lunch is served on time
Helping your cat cope with the arrival of your baby...
- Although extremely curious by nature, cats are also creatures of habit and feel most comfortable when they have a routine. It may be difficult in the first few months, but try to keep your cat’s routine as constant as possible. Feeding times should stay the same, and don’t forget to fill the water bowl each day. If they’re used to brushing and play time, try to keep up with that as well, again don’t forget to enlist your partner for help! Suddenly being ignored can be stressful and could lead to behavioural problems. But at the same time don’t overcompensate and pay them more attention than they are used to as this can be just as confusing.
It's also very important to make sure that there is a place for your cat to retreat to when it needs some quiet time.
The constant commotion and noise of an infant in the house may cause much stress for your cat so providing a room away from it all where the cat has access to a litter-box and food is very important. Just ask Hugo.