Thank you everyone for your tips and suggestions on making changes to Audrey's morning ritual. You guys are the best. It was fun reading all about your own cat's morning routines.
All your suggestions were helpful and Eastside Cats (pop over and visit) http://eastsidecats.blogspot.ca/ hit the nail on the head (for most cats) when she suggested more play-time before bed for an energetic kitty like the audacious one. I did a post awhile back on that exact topic because so many cats sleep far too much throughout the day and evening. Let's face it, they can only sleep so much and with busy schedules like most cat-owners have, it's not always easy to find the time in the evening for cat play. But, to strengthen the bond, keep kitty stimulated and maybe even sleeping in in the morning, it's well worth your time.
Here, it works fine for Annie. A little playtime each night keeps her snuggled under the covers longer come morning. But it doesn't work for Audrey. I think for her it's just a fun thing to wake up the humans and get the day rollin'. Plus she wants her stinky goodness. Maybe I'll just get to bed earlier.
"I wonder what you taste like."
Annie with one of her morning rituals
Not nearly as annoying. :)
There's a few signs of spring at the mouse-house.
Although there is more snow on the way as I type
there are some spring flowers popping up along our front fence.
The red-winged blackbirds are back.
Five robins sat on the old pump this morning probably asking each other why the heck they came back so early.
There's lots of mud here...and I'm not complaining.