Q. My cat is very talkative, and she wakes my parents up early in the morning just to say hi. Is there anything I can do to make her not meow so much?
AMANDA MILLER COOK
A. Cats are known for being most active during the night and early morning hours. There's not a whole lot that can be done as some are more vocal than others. I would suggest keeping the door closed and ignoring the kitty. By feeding or petting when she meows, that's rewarding the meowing. Be sure to fill food and water at night and play a little game before bed. That can help.