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November 21, 2008

AM Routine

Filed under: Humor, Personal — Tags: , , , — myminizoo @ 3:01 am


We had a visitor the other day. They seem to be few and far between, hmmm I wonder why! It just got me thinking how bizarre our lifestyle must seem to an outsider. It’s so pet-centric, that we must appear to be mildly insane. The craziest time of day, hands down, is the morning. It also happens to be the time that I am the most fragile, as I am really not a morning person. It goes something like this.

6:30 am- Sencha starts his morning meowing shtick. If I want to sleep in for another hour or so, I let him meow, but if I am getting up soon it sort of functions as a really annoying alarm clock.

6:45 am -Alaska starts trying to open the door by standing up and jiggling the knob, a trick he recently picked up (yay)

7:00 am- The alarm rings. I hit Mike so he hits snooze.

7:05 am- The dogs, woken up by the alarm come over in an attempt to get us up. They proceed to lick anything that is in reach. Toes, fingers, mouth, whatever.

7:10- When that doesn’t work they start to wrestle with eachother, running around the bedroom tackling eachother.

7:15- Eventually we wake up. One of us usually comments ” The natives are restless, time to get up.”

7:20- As soon as we open the door the cats freak out, meowing and trying to trip me on my way into the kitchen

7:25- YUM, nothing like the smell of fresh chicken liver first thing in the morning, or the slimey feeling of raw chicken pieces

7:30- As the cats devour their breakfasts, we get ready to go outside. I place Roxy in her crate so she doesn’t pee on the floor ( sometimes she just can’t wait) Once in there she whines at an incredibly high pitched frequency until we are ready to go. Hats, mits, boots, coat? Check. poo bags and treats? Check. Two very excited dogs? Check.

7:35- We head out on our usual hour long am walk in the bitter cold. It’s better if you stay moving!

8:35- Everyone is happy, fed and exercised, and we get ready to face the day. I need COFFEE!



  1. Suddenly I feel the need to thank my animals for how forgiving they’ve been to me in the morning!

    Comment by Ada — November 25, 2008 @ 6:03 am

  2. p.s. i’m in love with Roxy, she such a little firefox and incredibly cute.

    Comment by Ada — November 25, 2008 @ 6:10 am

  3. I’m exhausted just reading about it. And I thought I had busy mornings!

    Hey – I’ve been meaning to ask – are milk products good for cats under 1 year old? I have access to raw cow’s milk, also yogurt – and cream, of course. Would one product be a better choice?

    Comment by Haidi — December 3, 2008 @ 2:21 am

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