If I said "Trololo Cat" would you know what I was talking about? It was a video that went viral forever and a half ago (in computer years, not actual years) in which a cat gets its back/butt scratched to the soundtrack of some... crazy music. In case you aren't familiar, I present to you: Trololo Cat!
It's a little funny. Of course, now when I watch it, I also think of one of my grade eight students who would randomly start singing that song... which makes it funnier to me, but that's beside the point. Seriously though, he's a fourteen year old, on the smaller side, with a voice about as deep as the one in the video. Totally threw me the first time he said something. I'm getting back on point now.
I'm slowly becoming nocturnal. That means I sleep until eleven-ish. My cat apparently doesn't like that. This morning, he was meowing at my door. For a moment, I thought the world was ending. It was a short moment. I was having a crazy dream. When I couldn't ignore it anymore, I opened the door. Meeko was just sitting there, staring up at me. I said good morning, asked how he was and inquired as to what the hell he wanted. In answer, he flopped over... the universal cat sign for "pet me moron". So I did. At that point, I hadn't slept long enough to be getting up. When Meeko had his fill and tossed a couple dollars my way (okay, that didn't happen), I returned to bed. He wasn't happy about that either. He resumed his meowing. I got up a second time, opened my door and went back to bed.
The meowing got closer and closer until finally, he jumped up on my bed and started snuffling loudly in my ear. I somehow ignored him. He curled up right behind me, invasion of personal space, and stayed there while I continued to sleep. He left and returned once more after that.
Now, the reason I bring up the Trololo Cat is because I wouldn't mind so much if that's what Meeko sounded like. But he doesn't. Imagine the following twice as loud and accompanied by thumping. The thumping is Meeko banging his head against the door.
I love my cat dearly. But I also love sleep. Perhaps I could train him... After all, Hiccup trained a dragon. How hard can a cat be?