Karen Jo: That's not the whole story, Herman.
All right, I woke her up four times for breakfast, but that's only because she wouldn't give me any new food.
Karen Jo: I didn't give you any new food because you hadn't eaten what I had given you last night. I don't mind getting up really early to give you breakfast if your dish is empty, but I won't give you new food if you are just being picky.
But I have woken you up several times for breakfast before, but you never shut me out of the bedroom.
Karen Jo: You never stuck you claw in my ear before, either.
Whoops. I'm sorry. You didn't get up until after sardine time.
Karen Jo: I know, Herman. I needed my sleep. I had to go to work today. I did give you breakfast and your sardine after I got up. In fact, I gave you two breakfasts because you ate the first one up so quickly.
I was hungry. I did eat about half of the old food by the time you finally dragged yourself out of bed. You didn't eat anything good for lunch today.
Karen Jo: I put tomato sauce on my pasta today.
I know. I tasted it. It was yucky. You didn't play with me before you went to work today.
Karen Jo: I know. After my late sleeping I got behind schedule a bit. I did give you your brushing, though. You don't usually want to play much before I go to work, anyway. We had a good play time after I got home from work.
I love my brushing. I purr the whole time. You aren't going to shut me out of the bedroom again, are you?
Karen Jo: I won't if you don't use your claws on me to wake me up. Your paw on my face and your meows work well enough.
I'll try to remember that.