My new alarm clock...

My Bubba and Alphy - My 2 cats
@ctryhnny (3463)
United States
November 28, 2012 8:47am CST
My cats are my new alarm clock. As soon as it's light out they start to climb on me and when I don't respond they just sit on top of me or very close to me and just stare at me and I can feel their eyes on me saying please get up we're hungry. Does anyone have the same problem with their cazts? Is there a way to stop them short of closing my bedroom door which I don't want to do? Oops! I thought this was a picture of both cats but it's just Alphy and I can't find a picture of both of them!
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17 responses
• India
29 Nov 12
Hi there, Even though female cats are called queen and the female dogs are called bit**es.... all cats are real bit**es. They are self-centred, and will treat you like a thief even after being proven non-guilty. When they are hungry they come purring around you but when you want to caress them, they yield only if they are hungry/ cosy ... else they give you a damning look, that of a wife who stares at a piggy husband " is s** all that you have on mind?" If you want to train your cats, you should do it at a younger age and by practice. Even in adults it can be done. Training can be either by reward or by punishment. In this case however, it is only by punishment as it is an UNLEARNING that has to be imparted.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I rarely have to punish my cats and certainly wouldn't do it for waking me up. I use a spray bottle during the day to keep them away from my plants and off my refrigerator.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
29 Nov 12
It is so nice of your cat to function the same as an alarm clock. The best part of the cat is its waking you up at the right time in the morning. This way, there is no need for you to use a real alarm clock. I wish I had such a cat in the house. Enjoy yourself, ctryhnny.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I love my cats and living alone they really are a great comfort to me. They just like to wake me up too early and I can't get back to sleep.
@bhelle76 (354)
• Canada
29 Nov 12
What an amazing cat... lol! indeed your cat becomes your alarm clock. At least your cats help you save money to buy alarm clock. I hope I have one...
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
29 Nov 12
Waking up to them is so much better than an annoying alarm clock. At least they are quiet.
@Lovegreen (376)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
I have a cat too and yes there are times he is also like an alarm clock to us. Around 4 in the morning sometimes he's very noisy and he won't stop until one of us gets up and open the door for him because sometimes he sleeps in our room. I can ignore the sound and still go back to sleep so it's always my husband who gets up. He doesn't climb when we are in bed but when out of it he sits on my lap and stares too. He means something of course but I don't feed him that early. We're not really annoyed with that behavior so we just let go of it.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
29 Nov 12
Since I'm used to it now I'm not annoyed just think they are funny!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
28 Nov 12
well here is one alarm clock that will never need winding. your cats will take good care of you that way. i hope that it keeps working for you.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I never did like the sound of an alarm clock and don't have to use one now because I don't work and it doesn't matter what time I wake up.
@AkamaruKei (5220)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 12
6 years ago i have a cat same like your cat. I very like to socialize with my cat sometime i let her sleep in my bedroom. I sleep together with her. When it's near morning she wakes me up because she want me open the door and want going to defecate. What i like about her she never defecate at my bedroom she wakes me up first and wait me open the door and defecate at her toilet.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
29 Nov 12
My cats don't even sleep with me....they just like to come on my bed in the morning to wake me up. From there we go to their food dishes to make sure there's food in them.
• United States
28 Nov 12
Problem? I think that it is a helpful service. Actually, there have been a few times where I ended up sleeping in later than I wanted because none of the cats made me get out of bed! I think that there was still a little kibble in the dish from the night before, and they were all settled in snug in the bed, so they just left me to sleep. *Sigh* If you want to keep your "alarms" from going off too early in the morning, put some dry kibble down right before your bedtime. That way, they will be reassured that they are not facing impending starvation.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I always make sure to they have some food in their dishes before I go to bed. I don't think their hungry they just want to have me up and around to watch their antics!
• United States
28 Nov 12
What a beauty your cat is! When my cats were alive they never really did this. But as soon as I woke up they would be meowing for their food. I miss them and wish I had a cat again. Maybe soon I hope..would be nice. I miss all the hugs and kisses.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
29 Nov 12
My cats are so lovable. One of them likes to sit on my or anyone else's shoulder. You should go to an animal shelter and see waht they have for cats. They are usually over loaded with them.
@weye13 (114)
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
My cat also wakes me up in the morning! I used to be a night person before I got my cat, but ever since we adopted him, I've been forced to change my lifestyle and become a morning person! I kind of like it though since I'm able to accomplish more throughout the day. Though sometimes my kitty wakes up a bit too early. On those days, I just end up joining him during his afternoon naps.
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
29 Nov 12
Lol sound cute they are waking you up because they are up and want something to eat . My cat dont do that but they would just be making noise and jumping around the room .
• Greece
29 Nov 12
I have two cats and they would love to sleep on my bed,but then I would have the same problem as you have. When they open their eyes they are instantly awake and demanding attention, if not food. I love to fall asleep to the contented sound of a cat purring but I do not like waking to the meows! Sorry to say, I have prepared two comfy chairs for them in the garage and I soften this up by giving them a little extra food and they settle down quietly for the night.
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 12
i guess you can rear another pet like a dog and keep inside your room. haha, surely the cat will not enter your room or house anymore while the dog is around haha. Beside that , that is nothing that can prevent your cat from in your bedroom except closing your door. If close also , the cat will meow meow at your bedroom door and scratch it until your wake up.
@bingskee (5238)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
beautiful cat! we have cats but they (only two of them) act that way and only with my daughter. when they interfere with sleep, daughter shuns them away.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
29 Nov 12
my mom always complains about the same thing with her cat as well. my mom is a poor sleeper and she finds that her cat, Mittens, is always waking her up only after a couple of hours of sleep.
@alberello (4756)
• Italy
29 Nov 12
Well, I would like to answer this question, believing that there was talk about alarm clock instead we talk about cats. However, this only makes me that pleasure. I am always happy when it comes to discussions to pets. You want a tip because you want to prevent your beloved cats climb on your bed, while you're still asleep. I have no other answer to suggest, that it is to close the door of your bedroom. You know, to animals is very difficult to take away their comfortable habits.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
That is obviously a great alarm clock. No need for setting and no batteries as well. In my case, I use my cell phone as my alarm clock. Although I do not use it often. Only when I really need to wake up early like when I have a very early morning flight. But on normal occasions, I just wake up without any alarm clock.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
29 Nov 12
Sounds like my dog... she always gets up 2-3 mints. before the alarm goes off. How in the world do they know? I guess animals are much smarter than we give them credits for.