Throwback Thursday post from 2016:
The alarm clock feature on the iPhone is quite dependable. Unless you are a consistent “snoozer” like I am. I like to wake up and hit the snooze button a few more times before doing my leg exercises and getting out of bed.
My orange, 12-year-old Manx cat, Oliver, (aka Ollie), has other ideas.
He enjoys snuggling in bed in the mornings but once the alarm goes off, he’s ready for breakfast. At first, he patiently waits for me to wake up and turn the alarm off (or “snooze it,” as I usually do). He quickly learns that if I go back to sleep, that things don’t move along as quickly as he’d like.
His first course of action is to head-butt me, to see if I rouse. If that doesn’t do the trick, Ollie then begins to nip/pinch me, through the back of my t-shirt. He then waits to see if the message has been received and if action will be taken.
The nipping becomes more frequent the more I hit the snooze button and return to slumber.
There are times like this morning when I begin my exercises and fall asleep in-between sets. This is especially annoying to him. I can almost hear him say, “For Pete’s sake, just when I had you going…” And, the nipping begins again.
If I’m facing him while doing the exercises, he sees no reason why he can’t receive chin scratches or back rubs as well. Of course, if I lose periodic consciousness, that doesn’t happen either, resulting in more nipping on extremities like my arms or cheek. Oh, the joys of parenting!
Does your pet have any morning routines that you’d like to share?