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Old 05-06-2013, 07:39 PM
Location: National City, CA
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Snickers starts at 4:30am. If the howling and whining doesn't work, he gets on the bed, sits on me, and continues until I go into the kitchen and open up a can of food. Smokey is more subdued - she jumps on the computer desk, wakes up the computer, and I hear it talking to me.

I just got over a week of the flu, and except for the cats, I was literally bedridden. Snickers was overjoyed, because since I was stuck in bed, he was glued to me, and that made him very happy, but still had to eat early in the morning. And I mean that cat was literally glued to me!
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:44 PM
Location: Under the Redwoods
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Our cat will walk up the body and then sit on the chest- mostly my husband is the victim because I sleep in a ball on my side. It that does not work, she knows to walk across the keyboard, or just sit on it so it starts to do the 'dunk-dunk-dunk' noise that it does when it's saying 'you can't do that'...
It's not food she wants, she just wants out. Now if she is out and wants it, then she will softly meow a few times and if that does not work, she jumps up and hangs on the door knob.

Many years ago I got my grandmother a tonkanese. When he wanted into her bedroom he would actually meow, 'graw-maw'.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:58 PM
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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OH yes, one big, fat, black and white alarm clock, with paws.

He likes to get up early. I do not.
Therein lies the problem....
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:22 AM
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Yes. I call her my warm-blooded alarm clock. She meows, walks on me, tries to open my eyelids, head butts me, slaps my face (gently), tickles my face and nose with her whiskers, lays on top of me, walks on my hair, basically does everything she can to get me out of bed. Then I feed her and she takes a couple of nibbles and leaves the rest. It's not really food that she wants; she just thinks it's high time I got out of bed. I give her her medicine. My husband goes to work. Then she starts meowing at me wanting me to take a nap with her. And a nap is all day. She would be perfectly content if we could just get my husband out the door in the mornings and then she and I would sleep in the bed all day.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:30 AM
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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My cat sits on the edge of the bed and stares at me, while occasionally walking around.

She comes in after sunset because she is fed tuna every night, tries to get let out in the late evening, and knows that if she can wake me up near sunrise, she can get an early start to her day.

Thanks to her, I have seen many sunrises - but I always manage to catch another hour of sleep and actually get up at a decent hour.

Right now she is sleeping contentedly on my lap.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:37 AM
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Also - I sleep on my side and will switch sides several times during the night.

My cat will sleep on my hip - so I inevitably wake up and have to spend several minutes convincing her to get off of me so that I can roll over.

Then I go back to sleep and in another 2 or so hours I have to go through the same process.

She loves it if I enixplicably fall asleep flat on my back because she can sleep on my lap.

Unfortunately for her, I can't go into a deep sleep in that position.

She sees herself as the Queen.

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Old 05-07-2013, 05:50 AM
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Yes,absolutely! Tiger is VERY vocal screaming and whining at the top of his lungs!
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:19 AM
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Actually Oscar is usually pretty quiet looking at me intently. If he sees one tiny movement anywhere, eyelid, hand, anything then I am fair game and he starts harassing me for food. Sometimes I'm half asleep and forget to be perfectly still so i can have a few more minutes of peace.
Aren't our kitties wonderful? I feel sorry for folks who don't understand and appreciate cats.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:05 AM
Location: North America
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Mine just sit and stare at me till I wake up. Creepy little buggers.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:21 AM
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Coffee machine starts so does Cha-Cha. She will dig me out of my warm nest. ShadowCat will sit in the kitchen and give me this look - lets move! I have fooled them by forgetting to set the coffee machine:>)
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