Thursday, March 23, 2006

Sleep Deprived Cat Owner

I need to sleep! For the past 10 years I have trained my cats Chloe and Fuzzy to cuddle with me at night. Chloe even crawls under the covers and puts her head on my pillow! Cute right?

I can't sleep anymore. It gets worse everyday! They are constantly pawing at the covers to get under or crawling on me or purring right by my ear! I feel like I have a freaking kid! A very, very needy kid!

Night before last we blocked off this chair that Chloe normally sleeps in. We thought that she needed some exercise and maybe if we took away her favorite spot to sleep, she would move around some more and lose some weight. She has a heart problem, so staying in decent shape is kind of important. If she didn't have the heart problem I would let her get as fat and happy as she wanted to. She crawled all over me all freaking night! She now has her chair back. Smart cat huh?

Early this morning (4:45 am) I was sleeping peacefully. All of a sudden I am doused with cold water. Chloe was up on my nightstand and knocked over my water! Trust me, this is the worst way to wake up in the whole wide world. If you do not believe that, I will be happy to sneak into your house at 4:45 am and pour cold water on you.

I was pissed that I was wet and cold and that my side of the bed was all wet, but I wasn't really mad at Chloe because she didn't mean to do it, she's just clumsy.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another vote for dogs; they're diurnal. I swear to Buddha, if I hear another person complain because they have a nocturnal pet, I'll... um... I'll... Ok, you got me, I won't do anything.

Nuclear Toast said...

Argh, stupid comment box! The comment above brought to you by me, the moron that can't work the stupid comment box.

Ash said...

I didn't know that they would focus all of their nocturnal activities on me! They should be chasing spiders or playing with a ball of string or something else that doesn't involve me!

Carolyn K said...

I had the same problem wiht Mr. Bo Jengles. My favorite is that he bats at the lamp shade on my night stand to wake me up. I finnaly had to start locking the little bugger out of the room. Now i sleep peacefully..except when the dog Manny snores in my ear and wakes me up :)

Ash said...

Carolyn K - I have been thinking of locking them out at night. I worry that they will be lonely. Did Mr. Bo Jengles adjust ok? My babies are sooooo spoiled! P.S. I have a monkey that I call Dangles, but his real name is Mr. Bo Dangles! :)

Ash said...

Out of our rom that is, not out of the house :)

RaggedyAngst said...

I've tried that, but one of my cats has some feline version of autism, and she sits and scrapes and paws relentlessly at the door until let in or fed or both. And I can think of one worse way of being awakened, which also involves liquids and beds and which I will not go into further at this point.