But we’ve learned that we have several alarms that prevent us from ever sleeping in.
The most common is our kitty alarms. They come in several flavors:
- Hairball alarm. We had this one in the middle of the night last night. It can be either Widgit or Moosh but is never fun. Especially if you get up to clean it up and step in it!
- Widgit alarm. This is actually one of my favorites. Widgit will decide it is time for us to get up. She jumps up on my head with a “MERP”, walks over it to Peter, kisses him (usually on the lips) while purring very loudly, steps back over to me, licks my ear until I get up. She knows I’m usually the first one up.
- Moosh alarm. Lucky for me, Moosh hasn’t figured out that I’m usually the first one up and she’s a Daddy’s girl. Her methods are subtle but alarming. She jumps on the bed between us and silently comes up between us. Sometimes if Peter wakes enough to pet her she will settle. But usually she goes face to face with sleeping Peter and expects him to wake. If after about a minute there is no sign of motion, she very gently reaches out her right paw and scratches his face. No ignoring that! Occasionally she also give us a “SQUEAK” alarm.
This morning we had a new alarm. For days we’ve been seeing a couple geckos around the house. The kitties spend the night time hours on gecko alert. Luckily to date, the geckos are winning. Have you heard a gecko chirp? Well, when they are in the same room as you – it is VERY loud and startling! I looked for an audio clip and nothing sounded like my gecko alarm.
I just keep reminding myself that geckos are a sign of luck… have a great day!