Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wake up call

I sleep with my iPhone near my bed and one morning, I shot this video:

Those of you who live with cats will understand.

Some context--my bedroom has "interior" window. They used to be exterior windows that opened onto a porch. The porch was enclosed at some point (long before I moved in) and the windows became interior. I keep my bedroom door closed at night and control cat-access by opening and closing the window. I go to sleep with it open and Tabitha (the cat) will usually enter the room some time in the night, usually before I fall asleep. In the cold weather, she'll get under the covers and sleep by my feet.

Between 4 and 5am (sometimes it's as late as 6am!), Tabitha gets restless and leaves the room. Sometimes, if she's acting crazy, I'll put her out. Then I close the window. Some time later (between 6 and 7am), she'll come to the window and meow. Less and less frequently she'll bang on the window. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES do I open the window! This is why she only bangs on it a few times a week instead of every single morning.

This is life with a cat.

Grateful for: Tabitha.

1 comment:

  1. That's so cute! That reminds me of how my roommate's kitten used to climb up onto the porch roof and meow on the open but screened outside window sill right near my pillow at 8:00 in the morning. That was pretty unacceptable to me in those days because I kept really late hours and eventually I had to start keeping a squirt gun on my nightstand. Don't worry though - Lulu actually lived to the ripe old age of 19.


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