I have a cat who likes to announce himself when he jumps on the bed at night.
No, it’s not like he is alerting me to something dangerous.
It’s more of a small meow, alerting me that he has arrived, and has decided to plop next to me.
I think he announces his appearance so I won’t roll over on him. It is purely selfish on the cat’s side. He could care less that he just woke me up, or that I have to wake up in a few hours.
Usually, I wouldn’t mind snuggling up to my cute cat before I go to sleep.
But when I am in a deep sleep, and it’s like 4am, I am kind of annoyed.
I can’t blame the cat though.
I have trained my cat to bother me, since he knows when he jumps on my bed, he will get positive affirmation in tummy rubs.
If my cat was to pen a letter, explaining his actions, it would go something like this:
I tried to find a place to sleep, but my fake climbing tree you have downstairs is full of old cat hair. And, I am not stupid to think that tree is real… I know it’s just some carpeted pieces of wood. It’s not very comfy.
Your bed, on the other hand, looks pretty amazing.
Sorry I jumped on your feet, and meowed a few times.
I am just fearful for my life, as I didn’t want you to kick me across the room while you were sleeping, or roll over and crush me.
Hey, thanks for the tummy rubs, too. I really wasn’t expecting that, but thanks! You really should get more sleep. I know you have to feed me, and change my litter box in a few hours. G’nite.