Are You Awake?

Cat Silouette 01

It is Saturday morning and I am up far earlier than I would have liked.  There is this cat, see?

Need I say more?

Anyone who knows or has ever been around cats for any length of time automatically knew what I was talking about.  There was much head-nodding and tongue-clicks of empathy and acknowledgement.  A few, “Oh, yeah.  I know what he means there.”

So anyway, I was awakened this morning at 6:15 by a stridently meowing cat who apparently wanted to show me that his food dish still had plenty of food in it.  I can be forgiven for thinking that he was starving, for his plaintive cries were those of a cat who was mere moments away from expiring due to privation and starvation.

But I staggered, sleep-addled and only semi-conscious into where his food dish is, only to find that it was already full of a banquet fit for cat royalty.  As he tucked in, I could almost hear him say, “Now watch me eat.”

However, my interest in such entertainment is at its lowest point in the morning … or any of the other times of the day … so I wandered off.

I thought of going back to bed, but once up it is impossible to go back to sleep.

So here I am, passing on my early waking on to you.  You’re welcome.

Now watch me blog.



  1. Poor you…
    I’ve not had a cat since I was a kid and that didn’t work out as I am allergic to them (physically, not emotionally: I adore cats), but I’m often woken early by a pheasant or blackbird (European kind, different from yours), or some other person of an avian persuasion, tapping on the window or just yelling “feeeeeeeed meeeee!”

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    • Ugh! I don’t think I could deal with that. Our cats are strictly indoor cats. But that doesn’t stop them from leaving a slobber-soaked faux-mouse cat toy on my pillow from time to time.

      They mean well, so I can’t get mad at them. They have no income, and so can’t buy me real presents. 😀

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    • Yep, it is hard work keeping everyone up all night long. It wears a cat out! But it is their duty and neither rain, nor sleet, or the need to get up the next morning to go to work will stay them from their appointed rounds.

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  2. I used to have a dog who dictated when we all needed to go to bed, and when we should get up. Mind you, she did need to go outside in the morning, so she did have a good reason for the wake up call. The going to bed time was a bit pushy on her part though.

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  3. I remember when I had a beautiful ginger cat called Percy. He liked to go out for the night but sometimes if the weather was really bad I left him asleep. He always used to wake me up really early by either sitting on my chest purring or if that didn’t work he would lie on his back and pull his way around the bottom of the divan ! That used to drive me crazy!


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