Hello You Out There
There's a noise. "EH-AOW! EH-AOW! EH-AOW! ..." without pause.
After the fourth or fifth I wake enough to identify the source.
"What's the matter, Einstein?" <silence>
Footsteps on the bed "Prrrrrrrrrrrr...", gets a scratch, then
goes away. Resigned to no more sleep, but unwilling to admit it I
tell her "You have to come cuddle first.". Footsteps again. I
make room, she comes close enough to grab and cuddle, endures a
bit, then goes away and I've got no more excuses to delay.
These calls don't happen all that often, and always stop when I
say something to her. I'm not sure whether it's really to wake me
(she's got better methods, like scratching the cubboard) or if
she's checking whether anyone's there (sometimes she yowls when
she's in the bathroom and I'm here, or the other way round). I've
asked some neighbours, and none said that Einstein makes any
noise when I'm not in.
The grab and cuddle is like the lap-strategy, except she usually
stays well out of casual reach and has to be lured closer. She
does crawl under the cover on her own occasionally, but that's
rather rare, it takes her ages to get there, and that's just to
curl up, for a minute or five, not to chase me out of bed and in
the direction of her food-bowl.