Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Going Beddy-Bye in the Condo

I'm on TW's window sill tonight to tell you about our bedtime routine. TW for some odd reason refers to it as "beddy-bye-bye" like she thinks I'm a baby or I have learning disabilities. I believe it was Summer who first wrote about the bedtime rituals at her house. It inspired a lot of kitties to post about theirs, too. Dunno if much is different in the condo. Let's see.

Going Beddy-Bye in the Condo

TW works at the computer until Pop kicks her off goes to bed. Since he gets up around 6 a.m. to go to work in the morning, he turns in at about 10:30. I head into the family room with TW. She halfheartedly sees if I want to play and then ignores me goes to do the crossword puzzles and sudoku in the newspaper. When she goes into her bathroom to wash, I'm usually on the pink gym sleeping. At some point when I hear her wringing out the washcloth, we'll play the water game in the bathroom.

Going Beddy-Bye in the Condo

Right before she decides to turn in, she'll feed me again. If I ate good all day, she'll open a small 1-oz. pouch of something like Hartz Delectable Chowder. If I didn't eat much, she'll open a can of a food other than Fancy Feast and give me half of it. She has a theory that if I get liquids before bed, I won't wake up coughing cos my throat and windpipe are dry. After I eat, I go in and pay a visit to Pop to see if he's asleep. TW hates this cos she'll have the bathroom light on and she knows the light will wake him. Note to TW: it doesn't. When Pop is sawing wood, nothing can wake him.

Finally, sometime between 12 and 2 a.m., she makes herself a cup of some kind of chamomile tea cos she thinks it makes her fall asleep faster. But wait! The Cat has other ideas!

Going Beddy-Bye in the Condo

The Cat has emerged from Pop's room and is crying in the foyer near the kitchen. She wants to be walked to her dry food. The lights have been turned off so TW will have to come in armed only with a flashlight. I love this! Tail-a firma, I'll lead her to my kibble dish and wait for her to pet me. I get three strokes while I eat. This step will be repeated two or three more times or someone will get bitten.

Going Beddy-Bye in the Condo

I may or may not viciously attack her ankles on the way back to bed—CK: Women, you take that word "viciously" out of there! That's not true! TW: Yes it is!—depending on how I feel and if I want to get locked out of her room.  That's a story for another day.

She'll head back to bed—TW: after patching up my wounds. CK: There aren't any wounds!—and once again The Cat will start crying and so on and so forth into the night.

Going Beddy-Bye in the Condo

Eventually, I'll jump into bed and we'll sleep happily ever after. The end.

Going Beddy-Bye in the Condo
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

22 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

How come so many kitties' bedtime rituals include food - and mine doesn't! At least, not if I'm relying on my human. Her boyfriend doles out treats, but more often then not I miss them.

Lone Star Cats said...

I like how you're in control CK!

Brian said...

Your routine is a good one, even the food is good CK!

Colehaus Cats said...

"She wants to be walked to her dry food." Oh, THIS! We were laughing because this is so true! You have the best beddy bye-bye routine ever!

Tamago said...

I'm sure there is no vicious about the attacking!
Niko needs to be walked to the foot of stairs after each meal :-)

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is quite the bedtime ritual CK. I am sure you wound never bite :)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ck....sum thinz knot rite in de land oh fish afturr reedin thiz....
eye got sum "plannin" ta due thiz afturr noon.....thanx for de tipz ~


tuna of moon ♥♥♥

Jean Neilson said...

I know there was a vicious attack CK. You saw it and so did I...in my mind anyhow. It seems like a comfy routine.

Shoko

The Swiss Cats said...

That's a great routine, CK ! Purrs

The Menagerie Mom said...

How long did it take to get TW so well-trained, CK? Did you use your pearly whites to help her learn all of those obedient tricks?

Eastside Cats said...

Quite the routine, CK! If the wet food before bed works, then that's terrific!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

My Mommy and TW are wandering the halls armed with only a flashlight at the same hours of the night! --Mudpie

Caren Gittleman said...

CK you totally crack me up!!! I have about 15 snacks before bed MOL! Love, Cody catchatwithcarenandcody

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sounds like you've got your routine down just how it should be. You in charge!

The Island Cats said...

That’s quite the bedtime ritual you have, CK. Sounds like you have TW trained well.

meowmeowmans said...

That is one elaborate ritual, CK. And it sounds like TW helps just like you've trained her to!

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Yeah, my woman puts down more kibble for me at bedtime, too and she puts some yummy powder (fortiflora - ed.) on top. One time she didn't; I sniffed, looked at her, and sat down to wait. She got the message; it didn't happen again. She keeps saying I need to eat more. I do get up to eat a couple of times during the night. Then I stand on her hair until she holds up the covers for me to get under. She trains easily.

Fur Everywhere said...

We get noms before bed, too!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Our routine is quite boring compared to yours. And is doesn't include food!

The Indulged Furries said...

Wow, that's a complicated bedtime routine. But hey, whatever works for you!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I always used to say "Beddy Byes" to Flynn and he would race on ahead of us to get the best spot on the bed.

Marv Marvelous said...

Bwa! Haa!! Haaa!!! That is the best Beddy-Bye story ever!
I so love to learn about how other cats go to bed!
Purrs
Marv