How can you get mad at this face:
Its easy when that face decides to wake you every two hours demanding to play.
This has happened to me the last several nights in a row, and I’m officially over it. It’s ceased to be cute. Sleep is what I want… not to be begged to play.
My husband gave our cat a broken guitar string as a new toy, claiming cats love guitar strings. I am fairly sure I have him a, “Yeah… right.” look.
He was right.
This cat loves this guitar string. He runs around the house carrying it in his mouth like a dog would carry a tennis ball or stick. He will bring it to me while I sit at the desk or on the couch, set it down, and look at me like, “Make it move. Play with me!”
And I have to admit, its super cute.
What is not cute, though, is when he does this at night; when I am in a dead sleep. He jumps up on the bed, sets the string within arms reach, and proceeds to mew loudly until I wake up. The sad thing is that he has me to so well trained, that I find myself playing with him! Half asleep, moving this guitar string around so he can pounce on it. When I come to my senses, I throw it off the bed and he chases after it. Sadly, he usually comes back within two hours and we start all over.
Apparently, this isn’t an unusual phenomenon. I did a quick Google search and I discovered:
- How to Get a Cat to Stop Waking Me Up at Night
- My Cat is a Jerk Who Wakes Me Up All Hours of the Night (A Facebook Group)
- Why your cat wakes you up at 4am in the morning
Not to mention COUNTLESS forum posts and Yahoo! Answers posts. So at least I am not alone. However,that knowledge doesn’t let me get a full night of sleep. I should probably just temporarily lock him out of my room at night, but when hubby isn’t home, I like having him around. Especially when all he does is snuggle up beside me and purr. Its an awesome comfort, and the companionship of a pet helps fill a void when you are home alone.
But, I’m over it. I’m over the late-night play sessions he demands. I might throw HIM off the bed next time!
Okay, I won’t. But it doesn’t mean I won’t be tempted…