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Cat Mornings

While I like getting up in the morning so I don't feel like I'm wasting my day... I hate 6am or 7am, even 8am makes me wince. 9am is by far the most acceptable. So since I've been able to sleep in these past few days Mynx is just confused! She is too used to me getting up at 5:45am or 6am. If it's a few minutes after 6 she starts to meow. I try to ignore her but she really only quiets for an hour. 7am rolls around and she's at it again.

Lately she has taken to jumping up at the top corner of the bed and sticking her face in my face and meowing. This morning she was lying at the small of my bad. I heard her meow, then she got up and meowed some more. After a second of silence from me she got up and walked over me and made certain she stepped on my hip, side and ribs. She she stuck her face in my face and meowed. It was 7:30am so I gave up and got up.

Part of the reason I caved so easily is because I'm now feeding Mynx about an 8th of a cup of kibble in the morning and again at night. This certainly does not last very long so she is more aggressive (in terms of her meows). As we speak she is meowing at me basically for more food. I've been ignoring her for the past hour. She'll get her food when she's supposed to and until then she an just suck it up. I will not have a fat cat!

Also, the Simon's Cat video is a pretty good idea of my daily struggles with Mynx, so enjoy!

9 blog comments below

Cute cartoon. I've just been checking tips for getting a cat not to wake a person in the morning. Thought this one was priceless:

Keep a water gun by the bed and don't be afraid to use it.

Apparently a spray of water works for cat behaviour modification.
deanhills on Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:38 pm
@Dean: Apparently you have not been around a hungry cat. Behavior modification does not put food in tummy.
L, 9am? Wow that is 4-5 hours gone out of the day. By 9am, a pot of coffee has disappeared, paper read, my shopping is done, and work is well under way.
standready on Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:24 am
True Stand. One of the suggestions was a cat feeder so Mynx could feed at leisure without waking TG. But of course she's on a diet now. Wonder whether one could get a feeder that is connected to a timer?
deanhills on Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:38 am
I'm not a morning person like my Dad. He gets up at 4:30 or 5am every day! Of course, he goes to bed really early too so if he is out later at a bonfire then he'll likely sleep in. I say 9am because if I am going to sleep in that's as late as I'd go. I remember a few years back during the summer break I was sleeping until 12pm or 1pm!!! I eventually disliked that habit and stomped on it and started setting my alarm and going to bed earlier. It was tough because a lot of my friends are night owls and few are really awake. So far, with Mynx around, I've been getting up around 7am or 7:30am. Mynx will have meowed enough to aggravate me and the sun is usually pouring into my bedroom since I face east. I purposely refuse to close my curtains.
TheGremlyn on Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:43 pm
Seems like you have a cat alarm. an external bio clock !

I can't sleep till late. If I stay in bed past 9 a.m. I get a headache. Only except for this is if Stay wake till very late like 4 - 5 a.m.
dude_xyx on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:25 pm
I usually go to sleep around 0, and get up around 6.
I tried to sleep more, like going to bed before 23:00, but I will wake up around 5.
It's really hard to sleep early since there are too much things to do.

My windows face west, and I put curtains on the windows to keep it not so bright,
but it seems not really helping.

The good side of sleeping shortly is I could do more things.
I usually jog or workout in the morning.
rx9876 on Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:35 am
Noticed the ad here on TV in Vancouver and immediately thought of Mynx and her being on a diet and exercise program. Very Happy

deanhills on Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:06 am
So basically Mynx would break it? It's not a bad idea and it she would probably love it. Would save me waging a toy at it for 5 minutes, realize she has no intention of playing with me, and then tossing it to the floor.
TheGremlyn on Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:50 am
She probably will break it. Instead of playing with it, good point. Razz
deanhills on Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:41 pm

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