My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs. She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the morning These things are the size of mice and absolutely disgusting . Any way stop this without insulting her ?
I will read replies in the group
-Ron
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My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs. She jumps and drops them in my bed when im sleeping, usually in the morning

Oh, my God, I just developed a much stronger tolerance for my cat's new habit of humping the sofa pillows. Water bugs in the bed??? EEUUUGGHH!!
Any way stop this without insulting her ?

I can't think of anything worse she might do if you do insult her, short of defecating in the bed. And given what I know of water bugs, I'm not so sure that defacating would actually be worse! It may be time to start sleeping with her on one side of the bedroom door and you and the bed on the other. I'd hate to kick my kitty out of bed, but I think that giant flying insects first thing in the morning would persuade me to.
Best of luck...
My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs. She jumps and drops them in my bed ... morning These things are the size of mice and absolutely disgusting . Any way stop this without insulting her ?

Your cat is doing what cats do. If I were you, I would consider hiring a good exterminator to get rid of those water bugs.
My girlfriend was taking a nap and the cat dropped one into the covers, the neighbors heard the screaming down the street and called the cops who literally knocked me over and out the way when I opened the door. She's traumatized, Dr. had to prescribe these expensive pills to fall asleep

I live between a lake and a bay, these things get in the strangest ways and hide.
Garage door, attic, etc.
I had an exterminator bomb the place, the cat still finds a way to find them
My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live ... disgusting . Any way stop this without insulting her ?

Your cat is doing what cats do. If I were you, I would consider hiring a good exterminator to get rid of those water bugs.

I thought that's why we have cats: In-house exterminators
My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs. She jumps and drops them in my bed ... morning These things are the size of mice and absolutely disgusting . Any way stop this without insulting her ?

Not really. Cats catch living things. It's instinct. The only way to stop her is keep her indoors (or keep the water bugs outdoors if you already do).

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My 1 year old cat recently started to catch live water bugs. She jumps and drops them in my bed ... and absolutely disgusting . Any way stop this without insulting her ? I will read replies in the group -Ron

Your kitty loves you and is giving you presents. She knows you can't hunt them on your own, and wants to help you out. The only way I know to discourage this practice is to show displeasure at the gift. She'll be upset - as anyone would if you showed displeasure at getting a gift, but she'll get over it.
What if you went out there with a butterfly net and caught more than the kitty. Would she still give you some of hers?
My girlfriend was taking a nap and the cat dropped one into the covers, the neighbors heard the screaming down ... out the way when I opened the door. She's traumatized, Dr. had to prescribe these expensive pills to fall asleep

I'm right up there with that . I don't know where you live, but if you're in the gulf-coast region of the US, ain't no exterminator gonna be able to take care of the water bug problem.
I live between a lake and a bay, these things get in the strangest ways and hide. Garage door, attic, etc. I had an exterminator bomb the place, the cat still finds a way to find them

The exterminator can't do it because they don't actually live in the house, for the most part. They come in from the outside to get water, shelter, etc.
I'm impressed that the cat catches them. My cat felt the same way about them that I do - he came crying to me once and when I checked things out I found one of those horrible creatures in his food dish. I read him the Riot Act about what exactly it means to be a "predator"...right after I instantaneously teleported myself into another room and up onto the dining room table.
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