My name is Shadow. I love all your wake-up tactics and I would like to share one of mine that I consider quite effective.
I’m pretty lucky on the breakfast front, as the female staff person is an early riser. Sometimes she gets up at 4:30AM, can you believe it? This is not a problem for me, but sometimes it is for her. See, she got me so used to that early hour that I’ve grown quite accustomed to it and do not like when she switches things up and tries to get up later. Like at 6AM. Pshaw!
So when I’m good and ready for breakfast, whether it be 4:30, 5:00 or heaven forbid, the dreaded 6:00AM, I pull out all the stops and go over to a free arm if I can find one. I stick my entire fat head under her arm and lift it clear off the bed!
She does not like this attempt to move whole appendages around, but it does get her sufficiently annoyed to move the rest of them — namely, the legs — off the bed and down the stairs to the kitchen, where she prepares my stinky goodness and all is well.
Then she makes some gross black stuff in a machine that beeps when it’s done. I think I’ve heard her mumble “Must have coffee” or some such thing. Maybe that’s her breakfast. Blech!
At least she understands that I come first.
Love you, Romeo!
(I’m available, by the way.)
Shadow! That is absolutely brilliant! We never thought about moving entire appendages! I’ll have to try this. And am TOTALLY blushing that such a genius would be interested in little old moi. Let’s chat offline. MEOW.