A Childfree Life, Cat Lady, Daily Life

The Awakening

January 24, 2015

Hats off to you all you ladies with small humans. I DO NOT KNOW HOW YOU DO IT.

You are my heroes.

Lack of sleep, being woken 827 times a night for who knows what. Yet you are selfless,  tending to your small humans needs without (excuse my language here) LOSING YOUR SHIT, or dosing them up with something so YOU JUST GET THAT EXTRA TWENTY MINUTES SLEEP, or locking them in another room, or a car or whatever.

I do not know how you get dressed, smile at people in the supermarket and go to work with the lack of sleep that must be experienced, without killing yourself or others. I am like a maniac without eight hours sleep. A MANIAC.  At the very least, a very cranky person.

This is a disclaimer. I do not have a baby. I do not at this time in my life, have a desire to have a baby.

I have one very princess like cat and a Ginger Hunk who snores and that is enough for me.

I am aware that the cat is not a baby. She may be MY baby. But she is a self cleaning, self eating, killer of flies, mess with your minds, (may kill you when you are sleeping) type baby. She is not helpless, like the human baby, who needs constant love, nuturing and attention to survive.

(I am sure if let loose, Sasha could happily live on the wildlife in the park next door for a week or so, until the rain returned her home.)

But something is up with my cat in the last week, that has made me appreciate sleep oh so much… and appreciate what you mummas must go through.

Sasha has found her meow.  A LOUD LOUD meow.  And she starts sharing the joy of her found ability to make new noise at 4am in the morning.

It starts with the photo to the left, with the meow. Then to the middle, physical waking up tactics include launching off the bedside table onto me.

Then she either bongo drums the blinds, the basket, or runs across our heads. (We call it ‘the head run’.)

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I have tried. turning on the air con, letting her out on the balcony, feeding her biccies, the water spray.

She doesn’t WANT anything. Except for me to wake up.

I even locked the door the other night, which resulted in her body slamming herself against the door, howling, until we got up.

And once I am up and getting ready for work? What does she do?


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So. Mothers and fathers of humans, animals and dogs… what do I do with my new found annoying fur baby?


Water spray?  Shut the door? Ignore??? Controlled meowing?


Help me! Any advice welcome!






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  • Haha 🙂 Our white cat will do anything to wake up my hubby 😀 You just need to do as “the cat says” once and it will be like that forever (well, until you stop reacting to the morning head bunting) 😉 xx

    • This morning. 5am. Ocean fish treats followed by the heater being turned on followed by me making her bed again for her. I am a sucker.

      • Hehe 🙂 I feel your “pain” 🙂 5 am it is! 🙂 It’s ok if you are ok with this routine 🙂

        If you want to change the routine, try to feed Sasha before going to bed (may be she IS hungry in the morning 😉 ), get a puzzle feeder so she can get food herself if she needs to. If she comes to wake you up, keep laying down, hug her or make it so she lays next to you, she might just need some morning love and warmth and that’s it 🙂 Share how the experiment goes, if you do that 🙂

        White cats are very smart – Musty even comes to call for bed: if I sit till late, 1am, 3am, he comes to me and meows loudly 🙂 They are very persistent 🙂

        Kisses to your sweetie! She is so very cute 🙂 xox

        • Oh Nat this one needs training! She is VERY smart but not a snuggler at all. My husband jokes that she is a soldier rounding up the troops. It is like she is only satisfied once we are all up. Then she goes back to bed! I do give her a little snack before bed. She is only two so I hope eventually she calms down into a lap cat. This is the first white kitty I have had. She is super smart she taps me on the arm when she wants to go for a walk!

          • Ah, you are a super mum!! 🙂 2 years old – she’s a youngster full of energy, I guess! 🙂 You describe her in such lovely words that I want to hug her 😀 xox

  • Amy

    Just so you know, we ‘GOT ANOTHER ONE’ and it’s now double the meow – and the new one is louder.

    • I still have not won my sleeping battle!!! As you can see… Is it a kitten??

      • Amy

        WAS a kitten, 5 years ago 😉

  • Hugzilla

    Bahhahaha! Don’t fall for the “get another one” line. It’s a SCAM!!

  • Pussweek Magazine

    Easy peasy – get another cat. She’s bored and she needs a friend!