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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Cat Wakeup Call

By Susan Logan
Editor of and CAT FANCY magazine

One of my favorite things about being able to write for a living is that all my mistakes, weaknesses and failings can be used as material. Nothing gets wasted. I get to use all my experiences, both positive and negative, as fodder that can amuse, entertain and maybe even inspire others.

You don’t have to be around me for too long to realize that I am not a morning person. I need the help of a good alarm clock and sometimes a friend’s wakeup call, to make sure I’m off to the airport or to an important meeting on time. I’ve made a great deal of effort these past few years to fight my body’s internal clock by going to bed earlier, giving up caffeine past 10 a.m. and moving my alarm clock across the room. For the most part, I’ve been doing OK, but there are times when I slip back into my old habits. Today was one of those days.

My alarm decided not to go off this morning and if it had not been for my cat Chloe, I might have slept through a 10 a.m. meeting — one that I organized, by the way. Chloe’s excessive vocalizations this morning made me wonder what was wrong with her. It turns out she was trying to tell me there was something wrong with me, lying there two hours past my usual wakeup time.

My life is a testament to the fact that we all need a little help from our friends — the two-legged and four-legged kind.

Susan & Chloe

Lucky for Susan Logan, her cat Chloe woke her up when her alarm clock failed.

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Glenda    Glasgow, KY

9/25/2009 4:37:28 AM

we have 2 same loves reading and cats

kirker    Plymouth Meeting, PA

6/28/2009 6:24:14 PM

I am always amazed with our feline companions and their ways. I have the homor of living with twin brothers Apollo and Zeus. Apoloo is a bit of a thief..things disappear before your eyes, Zeus has learned to open cabinets and my dresser as well.
They have inspired me to create, I must say I do appreciate the mag as well.
Good for Chiole , they care for us, don't they :)

Kirk out

Randa    Henderson, NV

5/14/2009 3:27:21 PM

My Ollie boy is always on time. If I hit the snooze he keeps pulling and biting my hair. If I continue to igore him he will knock my glasses off the nitestand and has even pushed off the alarm clock to the floor. The boss has spoken, I'm up!

Michele    Markham, ON

5/11/2009 7:14:12 AM

Cat's usually know when somethings out of place. One of my cats, Joey, is great for knowing when it's time to get up.Even my daughter's ferrets seem to have a great sence of time.

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