Anyone else experience this. Usually happens at about 4.am in my house. My cat doesn’t annoy me in bed, instead she flicks the wooden blinds or kneads anything that makes a sound until I rise to let her out. I’m past worrying about the native animal population she may be decimating in the hours before dawn. If I don’t let her out there’s no sleep to be had. She’s in again when I take the dog for a walk and settles down to sleep for the next few hours – after a feed that is! Interestingly enough, she seems to know when it’s raining and then there’s no budging her from the bed. I think it’s true – cats own you, not the other way round.
A student shared this video with me this week; I really like it when they seek you out to show you something they enjoy. It led to a really pleasant exchange where we shared our cat stories. They’re the kind of small ‘balloon’ moments I love about teaching. They’re the moments that lift me and make me really grateful to be sharing my days with young people who appreciate life.
I’m settling down to a pleasant weekend of correction and reports. What fun! Hope your weekend plans sound more promising.