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Question DetailsAsked on 6/2/2011

How does your pet wake you up?

I am not an early riser. Every morning when my dog Angela decides I should get up, she jumps on the bed and touches her nose to mine. That cold nose is quite a wake-up call. Then she jumps off the bed and scolds me until I get up. She doesn't bark; she just makes these noises which sound very much like scolding to me. She also bumps her body against the side of the bed to get my attention. She is very persistent and repeats the whole "get up" process until she succeeds.

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That's a dog for you. My cat sometimes stands near my face and stares. I don't know whether I felt him climbing over me or heard his breathing or he touched noses. If I'm half asleep, sometimes he's on the floor reaching up to touch me with his paw. If he's successful in waking me and I get up, he races me to the bathroom and comes near so I can pet him. He's even curled up in the (dry) shower floor.

Answered 7 years ago by keikosmom

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I am not an early riser, either, but our new boy Charlile was. We rescued him from the shelter, and the vet says he appears to have lived on the street for quite some time, so he probably got up with the sun. At first he would come over to the bed and jump up on the side with his front paws as if to say, "Good morning, sun's up." He's adorable, but the hour wasn't.

I told him "No," very firmly, and then rolled over so he coldn't see my face and ignored him. When he came back I continued to ignore him and avoid any eye contact. He eventually (after a week to ten days) figured out I wasn't going to get up when he wanted me to, and quit trying. He waits in his dog bed until he sees I am getting ready to arise, and then runs over to wish me "good morning," and gets a warm love from me in return.

You have to be tough and ignore Angela after your initial "No" (providing she understands that word). She'll get the message after a little while and give up. Good luck and happy sleeping!! Pastor Diane

Answered 7 years ago by RevDi




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