Now you might think I mean the hole in the gutter is the problem, right?
No, it's not.
It's not Missy either, she is one adorable, always well behaving cat!
She's not going out now, it's way too cold for her - she thinks.
I took this shot of her and her beautiful green eyes from outside through the window.
Back to the problem.
Yes, it has to do with our sweet juvenile tomcat Mika.
The problem is that he thinks he's a dog!
The fact that he's following us around everywhere we go is cute, we enjoy his company because he's funny and very playful.
whenever we try to sleep a little longer in the mornings (that would be mainly in the weekends), he gets bored and comes every 5 minutes to kiss and cuddle.
OR he plays with those imaginary mice under the bed!
He's used to us getting up around 6:30 every morning and when we do so, he's all happy and races around the house.
But if we don't he's not that happy...
BUT when WE are in the need of some extra hours of sleep, WE don't care so much about his happiness.
Why should we, I mean he's lucky 5 days out of 7 right? That's not too bad, isn't it!
We close the bedroom door.
YES, we look him out!
BUT as I said, he sometimes thinks and behaves like a dog, he really does.
Every other cat would sit on the other side of the door, MEOW a couple of times and give up eventually.
But Mika doesn't think about MEOWing, he thinks scratching on the door is more effective.
He must have been a dog in his former life, OR Cleo gave him a hint... who knows.
So he scratches the door, and he's very consistent on doing this.
It's very annoying cause as soon as you fall asleep again he's doing it again!
We really try to ignore him and not reward this bad behavior with attention.
I might have made that mistake once or twice - and he's a fast learner! :(
What a bummer!