Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Only the Cat Benefited

I’m back into strange sleep patterns again. For the past several nights, I have retired at about 11:00 p.m. only to awaken at 2:00 a.m. Since yesterday was a long and exhausting day, I figured that tonight I would sleep all night. Nope. I awakened at 2:30 a.m.

It’s actually a good thing that I did, because at about 3:00 I heard scratching at my front door. Alex! I’d let him out about 10:30 last night and, when half an hour later, I called him to come in, he didn’t respond. It seems, like a certain female of my acquaintance, Alex was out catting around until 3:00 a.m.

At the moment the cat whose servant I am is enjoying a 3:00 a.m. breakfast. I am going back to bed.


  1. Nick, I feel your pain. Sleeping is not on eof my stronger points...

    I've had to move...

    I'm so sorry. Can you please read my post from the move and ammend your link for me please?!


  2. Nick...Someday i'll write a story about you and alex. For characterisation, i've your whole blog to refer to.
    And yeah, I've tagged you.

  3. Alas, alas, the things (and animals) that enslave us. :) ec

  4. Kylz—I have the link changed and it works! Sleep is an off and on thing for me. It isn’t that I don’t sleep; the problem is WHEN I sleep.

    Vishwa—Alex himself could fill a book or two! Me? I am on volume 19 of my personal journal. I hope my kids read it after my demise. I accept the tag: “What eight qualities do I look for in a perfect lover?” Actually, reading my journal would problem list eight or more. I just hope that none of my former lovers ever read it!

    Mreddie—Yes, the cat has enslaved me! Actually, I have spoiled Alex, just as I spoiled the dogs whose master (I think) I have been—Boo Boo, Tippy, Bruno, Jennifer Foxy Blair XXIII, and Muffin—and all of the women I have loved.

  5. Didnt you know that its your job to awaken in the middle of the night to feed the Prince?


    Ya, I say this, because I have a Princess.

  6. Lawbrat—I suppose my “job” is to do whatever Prince Alex demands if me. Otherwise, he may attack me with his claws!

  7. Controlled by a demanding pussy kitty....there is a joke there....somewhere LOL!

    Strange sleep patterns..I feel your pain my friend. Hope you get rest soon.

  8. Milkmaid—This strange pattern of sleep I am experiencing is something I can’t understand or explain. It happened again last night. Yesterday I had an early morning engagement and had to be out of the house by 7:00 a.m. Thus, I was up earlier than usual and by 11:00 p.m., when I retired, I was bushed! Yet, as has been my habit, I awakened three hours later and remained awake until 4:00 a.m. There is something about this 2:00 – 4:00 a.m. time slot that refuses to allow me to sleep.

    As for being controlled by a demanding pussy—Alex isn’t the only pussy that attempts to control me. He is, however, the only cat.

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