As described in our Logical Tips computing ezine in some detail, today has been a long day thanks to a very grumpy computer. A long day is made even longer when you haven’t gotten enough sleep.
We can thank the feline crew for this sleep interruption because apparently they are now on the night shift. “Sleep all day, romp all night” is their new motto. I’m here to tell them that things are about to change. Romping is noisy business, and when the first thing I hear in the morning is a feline yowl, it puts me in a foul humor.
The bad news is that if you don’t pay attention, cats will become nocturnal. Realistically, they need something like 18 – 20 hours of sleep, so naturally they have to sleep during the day to log that many zzz’s. But I’ve found that if I make an effort to wake them up during the day, they won’t wake ME up at night.
Of course the “wake up the cats” program is not met with great joy from the wake-ees. Sometimes I can get canine assistance. When we all come upstairs at lunch time, the canines like to see what the felines have been up to, so much snuffling ensues. (It’s really hard to sleep when you’re being snuffled, apparently.)
In any case, today’s great awakening project seems to have been successful. Even now the cats are sitting on the stairs glaring at me about the current lack of food.
But hey, they’re awake. Which means I should be getting a good night’s sleep tonight. Heh, heh.