Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Starting Our Day Early

GEORGE

You know, I think Mooch must have been asleep at his post. I mean really, what self respecting cat would start his or her day at 5:30AM!!















We Crew members usually get started between 4-4:30AM milling around in the hall outside the bedroom door. Sometimes, if we're lucky, we get started even earlier if Mom or Dad get up to use their litterbox room!

But if they don't open the bedroom door, one of us will scratch at it and meow pitifully. Usually Max does this 'cause Mom has a very soft heart and can't stand to hear Max crying, so we let him do it. He's a very good actor, I must say, and gets excellent results.

Once Mom (sometimes Dad, but usually Mom) is up, one of us will dash into the kitchen and sit by our feeder, feigning starvation after a long night. Meanwhile the other three get up on the bed and when Mom comes back to the bedroom she doesn't have the heart to kick us all out! Thus starts the pre-dawn ritual.

It's a simple, yet very effective strategy.

14 Comments:

At September 22, 2009 12:10 PM, Blogger The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Scooter(RIP) used to and I get up at about 4:30 too! We liked to jump on the bed and both moew pitifully, until om got up. Usually, we would hear dad say, "Tell them to shut up!" Humph..the nerve! But now I usually groom my mommy's hair our eyebrows until she gets up. King and Pandora are lazy a$$es!!! MOL...Hey, if it works...

 
At September 22, 2009 1:07 PM, Blogger The Whiskeratti said...

Rituals are very important to kittehs. Especially when it involves our hoomins following it!!

 
At September 22, 2009 1:52 PM, Blogger Angel and Kirby said...

We leave the bed around 4:30. too. but we come back after Dad's alarm foes off at 5:30

 
At September 22, 2009 2:24 PM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

You guys got your humans trained well....

 
At September 22, 2009 3:15 PM, Blogger The Creek Cats said...

You guys sound like us! We start our day around 5am.

 
At September 22, 2009 5:50 PM, Blogger LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Wow, we don't get up until 10 am at earlist! You are early kitties...

 
At September 22, 2009 6:28 PM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

Actually I'm pretty good. I don't get up until the Woman does--or just a bit earlier--perhaps 6:30 or so.

 
At September 22, 2009 6:30 PM, Blogger Fin said...

Other than I am alone, this is what happens here too!

 
At September 22, 2009 6:47 PM, Blogger Derby said...

I may be up but mum will not get up that early, other than a quick trip to the litterbox room now and then.

 
At September 23, 2009 5:20 AM, Blogger SeaThreePeeO said...

Your mum gets up at 4-4:30am!! Our mum refuses to get up until 7am and then she won't feed us until 8am!

Can we come and live with you?

 
At September 23, 2009 10:52 AM, Blogger Maggie May said...

Hi Furiends,
Thank you for stopping by and celebrating my special day with me. It's so nice to have great friends like you!
XOXO
Maggie May

 
At September 23, 2009 2:37 PM, OpenID catsintrees said...

Our people have hearts of stone that early in the morning. Try what we want, we must wait for them. Can you imagine such cruelty?

 
At September 24, 2009 3:56 PM, Blogger caspersmom said...

Boy, you guys got a method to your madness. Mom says 4:30 AM is for the birds, but I don't think they are up at that time either. 7AM is more Mom's time.

Casper

 
At September 25, 2009 5:10 PM, Blogger Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Yeah, we start about 4 - 4:30 too.
Mom always gives up and feeds us because she knows we won't let up. She stumbles into the kitchen, divvies up a can, and stumbles back to bed. She knows she can sleep after that because then we leave her alone.

 

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