Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville
...One cat was waking me up about 4 AM wanting to be fed. I changed her feeding schedule to 11 AM and 11 PM. With that 11 PM feeding she can eat all night and I sleep all night. It works great.
That reminds me of a dachshund I used to dogsit. The little stinker would wake me up every hour at night to go out, sniff around for 10 minutes or more, the deposit two or three drops. I learned quickly to take him out just before bed time and throw a ball the length of my mobile home for him to fetch (the silly thing loved to play fetch and would actually return the ball to me). I'd keep him at it until he was practically tripping over his tongue, then he would sleep the night. Once I got up, though, I had to let him out immediately or the low rider rat would pee in the house. The dog was a PITA and yet I couldn't help loving him and always enjoyed his company, especially in the winter because he loved to burrow under the sheets and keep my feet warm.