I’m not a morning person, but my cat is

As I’m typing this blog post, I’m doing my best to wake up fully and I’m on my third cup of tea. I didn’t stay up past my bedtime last night. Actually, I’m trying to get into a better routine when it comes to sleeping. I’ve always struggled with sleep issues, and it’s imperative for me, the older I get, to get more restful sleep.

But my cat didn’t get the memo. Or he simply doesn’t care.

It’s getting lighter earlier in the day, meaning he wants me to get up ridiculously early to feed him. After I scramble out of bed to fill his dish, he eats and then wanders back into the bedroom.

The second part of his morning routine is to jump onto the bed on my partner’s side, trample over her head then mine, and settle on my stomach for a five-minute cuddle. He can jump onto my side of the bed, bypassing stomping on our heads, and it would be the fastest route since I sleep on the side at the entrance to the bedroom. Atticus, though, loves the production, and it’s possible he enjoys being a turd.

Also, if you’re wondering why I don’t lock him out of the room, he protests by slamming his entire body into any closed door, including the one to the walk-in closet, until I open it.

Now that he’s gotten his way, he’s sound asleep in a sunny spot in the front room and I’m looking at seven must-do tasks on my to-do list.

It’s going to be a long day.


About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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5 Responses to I’m not a morning person, but my cat is

  1. I sympathize. My cat does the same thing. Why must they walk over heads?! Hope you get a nap in today. 🙂

  2. Att and I would get along just fine :). You need to get up at 5:30 am and do a workout like I do. LMAO!!!

  3. Jo Bryant says:

    Sounds like my Charlie.

  4. Hahaha, what an adorable little scamp! My dog has been getting up earlier, too, now that it’s lighter out much sooner, but she doesn’t become impish like this. Can only imagine how aggravating that must be!

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