Remember when I told you that we had decided to start keeping Twiggy and Twursula in the house at night? And keeping Shebee outside? Well, I bet you are wondering how that is working out for us.
Let me just tell you…
Shebee is very good about going out at night. There was even one time when I forgot to lock the doggy door and she stayed out anyway, maybe she just never checked! Twiggy has gotten pretty good about coming in at bedtime and if she doesn’t want to come in I’ve found a trick — open and close the front window. It has an old wooden sash and for some reason that noise makes Twiggy come running straight to the door. As for Twursula, by bedtime she’s usually been sleeping for hours already, probably in Amara’s room! Occasionally she is sitting out on the Cat Freeway but she will let me just scoop her up and take her inside.
Bedtime isn’t the problem. Mornings are the problem. Especially on the weekends! Twursula is the troublemaker but she gets them all involved in her exploits. Why does she think we should get up even earlier than usual on the weekends? Around 5 AM she will start pouncing on the bed to get our attention. Sometimes Hubby can convince her to lay down and be petted, but not always. She will go from one pillow to the other meowing loudly! She will even bump me in the nose if I try to ignore her. When all of this fails she will run from one nightstand to the other – right across the pillows and right over our heads — feet flying everywhere! If that doesn’t get us up she will go pick a fight with Twiggy and the two of them will play chase across our heads!
When I just can’t take it anymore I cave and get up and feed them – including Shebee. I open the doggy door. I start the coffee. And I go back to bed. We have peace and quiet. Just when we are drifting back to sleep Shebee will come bursting into the bedroom crying. I know she is saying “get up” in cat. She has a very loud cry. All she wants is for us to get up at which time all 3 cats will ignore us.
But we might as well get up. She is just going to cry until we do.