Cats could be my alarm clock

Every day we have to give my cat chunk an epilepsy pill at 7am and 7 pm.  Also at that time we feed each of our cats a half a can of wet food.  During the week I get up at 5:30-6am every day and leave for work.  We don’t feed the cats at this time or pill them as my husband doesn’t leave until 8.  On the weekends then my cat chunk has decided that when 5:30 rolls around he needs to make sure I get out of bed.  It doesn’t matter that the night before we stay up until 12 versus 9-10.  All he knows is that you must get up and start the day.  He goes to different spots on the bed and starts digging or licking my face.  He pushes his cold wet nose against any body part showing.  We have learned once he starts he won’t stop until you get up and feed him.  Therefore usually we end up getting up and locking him downstairs.  Anyone else experience this with their cat and is there a cure?  I’m at the point where I know during the week I wouldn’t have to set my alarm as he would get me up.  Course an hour after he gets me up he goes back to sleep… its just not right:).

2 thoughts on “Cats could be my alarm clock

  1. Looking after your listening has to be one of the most critical matters you can do. Take it from me, somebody who sufferred listening damager early on. As a result, I in reality like taking care hearing and whilst I do agree with the above poster and I really hope I do not get shot down for stating this, but I guess it is essential to take all things in moderation.

  2. I had similar problem with my 2 cats and eventually started locking them out of the bedroom at night. I had to wear ear plugs for a while as Niki cried and cried. I felt so awful, but I needed my sleep. Well, then they started pawing at the door in the morning so I taped sheets of foil to the door which detered Niki because she’s terrified of foil. But eventually Bob started pawing at the foil – he is fearless! So I would end up having to get out of bed and open the door and usually feed them and then try to go back to bed for a while (if it was weekend). Sometimes, they would let me get a bit more sleep. Well, couple months ago I broke my ankle and had to wear an air cast which I would remove at night and I had to use a walker or crutches. So when Bob pawed at the door so early in the AM, it was huge ordeal for me to strap on my air boot, pump it with air and hobble to the door with my walker or crutches! So, ended up letting them sleep with me again after nearly 2 years of keeping them out of the bedroom at night. At his juncture, Bob would start prancing, pawing, digging, etc around 4:30 each morning. I would try to ignore him, but he was relentless. He would also jump up on the headboard of the bed and one time fell down onto my head! Well, I ended up getting up to feed him and then try to go back to sleep which usually he would leave me alone for another couple hours after he was fed. Frustrating part was that often he would have some food left over from night before so it was more than him just being hungry – he just liked the ritual of me getting out of bed and putting new food in his bowl. Finally, I decided to reprogram his auto feeder to feed him at 4:45am. He hears the motor in the feeder and knows his food try has rotated and runs into kitchen to eat. Then he comes back to bed and will usually not bother me until around 7:30am which I can live with. To make long story short, try an auto feeder and maybe this will solve your problem.

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