Some dear cat blogging friends recently expressed dismay and concern that I was actually encouraging my mommy to sleep so much and not keep her up to attend to my needs and whims. I wanted to explain myself a little bit.
I only encourage such sleeping during the day. This is the focus of her cat training right now. And I always sleep at the same time. I have been able coordinate our naps together very nicely. I have also been trying to gradually introduce getting up in the middle of the night, like say 4am. Sometimes earlier. Especially if she forgot to stock my food bowl or refill the sink with water (I do have her trained very well in that aspect. She finally gave up on a water bowl and just keeps the bathroom sink filled). My methods are simple. She keeps a lot of stuff on her nightstand so I just get up there and mess with it and make all kinds of noise and it wakes her up. She is a light sleeper. Most of the time she gets mad and yells at me. If the food needs to be refilled I paw her face to make sure she knows that is of the utmost priority. She is good about responding to this, but not the nightstand racket. Like last night I wanted to go outside and just have her hang out with me, but she insisted on going back to sleep!!! This is going to take a lot of training and patience, I fear.
I do have her trained to sit and provide her legs for prime napping in the evenings
Do you have any suggestions for how I can further train my mommy to be a great cat?