Why does my cat do this?
almost every night between 9:30 and 11:00 depending in the night, she meows, and meows, and meows for 20 minutes straight, in a very sad mourning sort of way as if she is calling for something. she was spayed so she isn't in heat, and I'm not sure what she could be "calling for" except that she had a litter of kittens when we didn't own her, that was taken away from her, but that happened almost 5 years ago, and when we got another kitten my cat "adopted her" because the kitten was still very young. it's really annoying when she does this because its hard to ignore. I read somewhere that cats have learned to mimic the sounds of infants so it's harder for us to ignore them, and it's really really annoying. I already have sleep problems and my cat won't shut up. she gets enough attention.