Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Back to Reality, and Cats are Way Too Smart

Job interview tomorrow. I have to get my brain out of it's fibre and color rut and start thinking about things like polymerase chain reactions, and decide what in my wardrobe looks presentable. Supposed to be miserable weather also.

Julia (the cat) has been waking me up at 5 or 5:30 every morning now it's getting light earlier. I refuse to get up until 6, but she runs around the apartment, cries, jumps in and out of the window, and comes to my room every 10 minutes and tries scratching the (antique) bureau to get my attention, then runs away - not when I scold her, but when I show signs of getting out of bed to smack her for it. Tape, sticky side out, or splashing her with water has worked, but briefly, and I'm not keeping tape on the bureau permanently.

Last night, I filled a cup with water, put it on the bedside table, and angled the door so I had a clear shot at where she goes for the bureau. Apparently, the threat was sufficient - I woke up to the alarm for the first time in over a week, with the cat sleeping beside me, despite the fact that it was sunny out. No early morning crying, races, or bureau attack. Huh.

1 comment:

  1. Hope the interview goes well Amanda....and not sure if you noticed but you won 'guess the duck' last week you lucky thing....would you like a physical or virtual postcard?