That sweet face has been sentenced to Kitty Prison. Her crime? Violation of code 6.7.8: All pets must allow their owners to sleep in until an alarm clock tells them to wake up or in the case of Saturdays and Sundays, they may sleep however long they would like.
Kitty has broken this law several times over the past month. And by several times, I mean every single morning. She hops off of our bed at 4:00 a.m. and if she could talk she would scream "I'M READY TO WAKE UP SO YOU HAVE TO GET UP TOO YOU LAZY BUMS!" But since she can't talk, she communicates this point by scratching the side of our bed, scratching the carpet in our room, going outside of our bedroom door and scratching the corner spot to the point of ripping the threads out of the carpet. She is all around disruptive and rude. RUDE!
I told my husband that I would be putting her in our guest bathroom with a bowl of water when she wakes up in the morning. He protested until I reminded him that he wanted to put her in the kitty carrier. Umm hello!? At least in the bathroom she can roam around, look out a window and hop on and off the counters. Her kitty carrier would literally be a prison cell.
This morning at 4:00 a.m. she hopped off the bed and walked around the room for a second before scratching the side of the bed. I got out of bed, picked her up and placed her in the bathroom. I turned the light on in the toilet/shower section and closed the door. She has a bowl of water in there if she needs it. I'll put a toy or two in there as well. I went back to bed, closing our door so we wouldn't have to hear her cries. But I don't think she cried at all. My husband got out of bed at 5:30 and I got up to let her out. Within minutes she ran back to that bathroom. As long as she likes it in there!
I'll let you know that this became such a problem that after trying to comfort and love her Sunday morning at 4:45 a.m., I fell back into bed crying because I just had no idea what to do and all I wanted to do was sleep. This is a CAT we are dealing with here. Practice for baby I guess. But we can't lock a kid in the bathroom.