Post # 1
I don’t really need an alarm clock, my cats know what time it is. They even seem to be able to adjust based on when sun rise is, 5:30 am is their breakfast time every day. Don’t have to go into work early today and want to sleep in until 6? Too bad, cat alarm clock goes off at 5:30. Excited for the weekend and a chance to sleep in? Too bad, cat alarm clock goes off at 5:30. I can’t ignore them either, if my boy waits too long for breakfast he gets himself all wound up and will scarf and barf once he gets his food.
FI gets up at that time for work anyway, so it’s not too bad. I work swing shift and they have learned to bug him and not me. I was at work late last night and got home at 1:30 am, so of course they decided to bug me this morning instead of FI! Once last year when I lived alone (we were long distance) I didn’t get home from work until 2 am so that is when they got their dinner. You’d think that would hold them over for a few hours right? Nope! At 5:30 am I had two cats ready for breakfast.
Anyone else have animals that can replace the alarm clock?
Post # 3
My dog is exactly like an alarm clock! Wakes up RIGHT before 6 am. He first tries to gently wake us up with nuzzles, if that doesn’t work, with kisses, and if that doesn’t work, he escalates it to using his paws and digging at us (ow).
He does know the words “not yet” though – they work a little like a snooze button and he tries again in 10 minutes.
Post # 4
Yes. My cat wakes me up when my alarm goes off meowing and licking me. She does it on the weekends when my alarm doesn’t go off. Drives me nuts. She also wakes me up in the middle of the night if she senses me not sleeping right, being restless or talking in my sleep. She’ll head butt me or start licking my face.
Post # 5
No! But I wish. My dog will sleep until 10am if I let her!
Post # 6
I do! One of my cats will stick her paws under the closet doors and shake it so I get up and either let her out or give her more dry food. Our other cat sleeps longer, but if we sleep too long he jumps on the bed and meows at us.
Post # 7
my dog is my alarm clock lol
Post # 8
@pixiecat: “I can’t ignore them either, if my boy waits too long for breakfast he gets himself all wound up and will scarf and barf once he gets his food.”
hahaha! That made me laugh, I have 4 cats and one does that too.
Mine will jump from the dresser on me, then on my husband then on the nightstand. Who needs an alram clock when I have them lol
Post # 9
Yup. One of our dogs is amazing with knowing the time. She wakes us up every morning (well on weekends anyway, usually i get up at 4 :-P) at 8:30am.
Then around 3:30pm she will come and pester us. They normally eat dinner at 4 and she knows it. She will run in all happy and randomly swamp you with kisses. Hoping with all her little might that today, just today, she might get her food a few minutes early. Its adorable.
At 10 o’clock she will come find us. She looks SO sleepy. She will stare at us like, “come on guys! time to sleep!” and then walk toward the bedroom. If we don’t follow then she will try again and again. Finally she will settle herself between us on the couch and sigh in defeat.
Other than the morning part (only bc we get up earlier for work), she does this without fail every single day.
Post # 10
@Kjeff760: Even if he gets fed right away he will still randomly do it. Then he just stares at his bowl looking sad, but I tell him he shouldn’t have inhaled his food!
The first time he did it he was still standing in front of his dish and puked right into the bowl, he was so happy like “yay my bowl is full again!” and tried to eat it again.
Post # 11
Yup, ours likes to wake up at 5:30 too. If the constant whining doesn’t get us up, the cold nose in our eyes will. Sometimes I wish that we had a taller bed so she couldn’t do that. However, I will gladly take her regular wake-up call over her “alternate” wake-up call of puking on the master bedroom carpet at 3am.
Post # 12
They don’t really do it anymore, but little kitty used to come in right before my alarm went off and sit by the bed to wait for me (awww). The big one comes and head butts your face and/or bites when he’s hungry.
Post # 13
@adoc86: ahaha! my little cocker spaniel does that at around 10 pm too, the whole “guyyyyys, it’s bedtime!” stare, she’ll sit in the hallway and grumble at us until we follor her to the bedroom, and if we don’t she just lies down between us and gives a great big sigh. when we do go to bed she sleeps underneath the blankets, curled up in the crook of my SO’s knees….so cute! until it gets too hot in there!i don’t know how she breathes under there all night long!
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Lol my moms dog, who used to stay with me would wake me up! It was so cute though , shed sit next to the bed and watch me with her big cocker spaniel eyes and make this cute purr/whimper / grunt sound until I acknowledge her 🙂 . Or sometimes shed let me and dh sleep in then when she heard us talking she would give us big kisses! My current dogs let us sleep in but jump on our bed when they hear were up lol.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant
My dog only sleeps in if it’s raining out! I love a rainy morning!
Post # 16
6:00 there is my Saint, his big wet face stuck under the blanket at my foot. I will often tell him to go back to sleep, and he eventually will, but if I didn’t set my alarm, I wouldn’t have a problem getting up.
He also enjoys getting up early on a Saturday. He is lazy to jump up on the bed, but he will put both of his enormous paws on the bed and sniff my face. Then he rubs his face into my blankets. He’s a charmer.