Saturday, February 27, 2010

You Gotta Get Up in the Morning

It's a heck of a morning. I'm sure Spouse and Son think so. You see, Firestar, our self-appointed alarm clock, has been of the mind that it is time for EVERYONE to be awake and active. Not just he and me. So for the past two hours he has been patrolling the hall outside the bedroom doors - and inside the master bedroom - calling revelry.

Not so loud as a bugle, but just as annoying. Even to me sitting at the desk wide awake. Well, awake.

Cats don't use a clock to tell time. It seems they use sunlight. And with the sun rising earlier and earlier each day his wake up call is coming earlier and earlier.

I'm not keen on moving clocks forward and backward, but I expect Spouse and Son can't wait for the clocks to jump ahead. So it's dark again at 6 a.m..

Some days I can pick Firestar up, rub his head with my chin, set him on the rocking chair, and watch him go back to sleep. Not this morning. He's up and about.

Most annoying. And I'm not even trying to sleep.


Old Kitty said...


Methinks Firestar senses the beginning of Spring!


Take care

Bevie said...

That could very well be. Everyone's up now. He's quiet. haha

fairyhedgehog said...

Rufus woke us at five the other morning. He just wanted company.

I'm keeping him in at any time when it wouldn't be convenient to take him to a vet and he is very disgruntled about it.

Bevie said...

Firestar went to the vet yesterday and I think he's very disgruntled about that. Haha

He gets a clean bill of health and what do you think he does for the next two hours after getting back?

He sneezes.

Kea said...

Mine get me up at 4AM, if not earlier, seven days a week. I'd kill, figuratively speaking, to sleep till 5 AM or gasp! even 6AM. *Sigh*

Bevie said...


The little darlings. Getting up at 4 a.m. is my preferred time. But silence is still golden for me.

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