Friday, January 11, 2008

Did I consider this? I did not.

Today, for the first day, like, ever, I didn't need to get up at any particular time.

I mean, I've slept in plenty--even most--of the days of this trip, but today there wasn't even going to be anybody home in the morning, so I had no thoughts of missing out on anybody's company or anyone waiting around for me to get up.

Except that there was. Someone home.

I think what I'm trying to say is best expressed by the t-shirt Robin gave to Lisa last week:


Robin January 11, 2008 10:12 AM  

So Turtle said "no sleeping in!" huh?

Brave Sir Robin January 11, 2008 10:43 AM  


That reminds me of a funny, funny story!!

I once had a cat named Sylvester. My wife and I were both in retail management at the time, so we had varying schedules. Whoever woke up first fed Sylvester. If we were both sleeping in, he would get right between us and watch our faces. If either one of us gave the slightest indication of being awake he would get right in our face and demand to be fed.

After a late night of revelry, my (ex)wife woke up a little late. She bolted to the shower without feeding Sylvester.

He was not pleased.

He proceeded to get up on my chest and meow loudly in my face. As I was sleepy and hungover, I ignored him.

That is, I ignored him until I felt a warm trickle begin to pool on my chest.

Yes, the little dear peed on me because I wouldn't wake up and feed him.

Jennifer January 11, 2008 10:57 AM  

Yeah, a version of that story has played out in this household too - fortunately not involving me!

So it's probably a VERY good thing that Lisa had given Turtle half of her breakfast before leaving for work, now that you mention it.

Robin January 11, 2008 3:52 PM  

Oh my, Sir Robin! None of my cats has expressed their displeasure that way, though one used to pee on the bed when she didn't get her way on something.

Ours have free choice food, but during the day they let me know if any of the bowl bottom is visible because they're, of course, starving. In the morning there's usually enough to keep them from protesting, as long as I feed them before I leave for work.

konagod January 11, 2008 5:17 PM  

I think I have my cat trained that I'm now unemployed and getting up at 5:15 is NOT always an option. Either that or I've learned to sleep through the carpet scratching routine.

pidomon January 11, 2008 8:17 PM  

That dang Turtle! LOL

The Cunning Runt January 12, 2008 9:59 PM  

My cat Timmy used to do Morning Bedroom Sprints culminating in Olympic-caliber springboard take-offs from my face. Felt like being whacked with a 2x8 plank.

"Good Morning, Pops!"


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