Nobody should mess with a person’s sleep. And even though the National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of shut-eye for adults between the ages of 18 and 64, my cat most certainly did not get the memo. I think he actually gives himself bonus points for every minute he keeps me up at night. Don’t get me wrong, he’s super snuggly and the best little spoon ever, but when he decides he wants food at 3 a.m., he becomes PURE EVIL. He will do anything to wake me up, and there’s only so long I can resist giving in because, well, he is relentless.
A classic move. Of course, if this doesn't work, your cat will resort to dirtier tricks, such as...
2. Pawing and prodding you
Mine does this constantly, no matter how much I toss, turn, or brush him away. His next step? Nipping my arm instead.
3. Clawing at things
Once your cat monster realizes it can't wake you directly, it'll start creating chaos in the room. Your door frame makes a really fun scratching post.
4. Knocking objects over
5. Playing with toys... or your feet
What, 4 a.m. isn't an appropriate play time?
6. Purring obnoxiously loud
Purring should be a sweet thing, but this is deliberately loud. It sounds like a truck rumbling in your ear, and it's the worst.
7. Sitting on top of you
Better yet, on your face.
8. Hogging the bed
Well at least they're sleeping, but now you can't get into a comfortable position.
9. Grooming you
No need to take a morning shower when you've got cat saliva as shampoo.
10. Being too snuggly
OK, so this one is actually adorable. All is forgiven.