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How to turn a cat into an alarm clock

Cats make good alarm clocks. I am a cat, so I know. Why would a human waste money on buying an alarm clock when all they need is a cat? You don’t have to worry about the power going out and your electric alarm clock not working. Just get a cat and turn it into an alarm clock.

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You don’t have to worry about missing an early flight because your alarm didn’t go off. If you have trained your cat to be an alarm clock you will never miss a flight again.

How to turn a cat into an alarm clock

Turn your cat into an alarm clock by feeding them at the time you want to wake up.

If you want to wake up at five o’clock in the morning, feed your cat, or cats, at five o’clock.

And, lucky for you. You only have to feed us at five o’clock one morning. We will never forget.

Mrs. Hodges fed us at five o’clock a year ago on March 23rd. She was up early taking out the new puppy, Annie. She said, “Well, cats, I am up, I might as well feed you now.”

Now every morning at five o’clock, we wake up Mrs. Hodges to feed us.

Some mornings Mrs. Hodges forgets to wake up at five. So, I sit on her chest until she wakes up. Sometimes I get there early before the sun comes up, and I just wait.

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Do you have a cat? Have you turned your cat into an alarm clock yet?

All my best,

Love Harper,
p.s. I love to hear from you.

About Harper Hodges

Hi, it’s me, Harper. I help humans understand their cats. I write about what a cat thinks. I know because I am a cat. Mrs. Hodges is my typist. I dictate and she types.

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  • La McCoy

    So I could set my cat for a 10 am alarm clock? hummmmm

  • Sally

    So true! My cats always wake me up. My large cat Hanuman likes to jump up and off the bed followed by staring at me from the bedside table.

  • Isaac and Shard

    Hai. My name is Isaac and ima cat. (Obviously) too bad my sister has to type this cause I dont have posable thumbs. Dang. And sorry the picture is upside down. Again, no posable thumbs.

  • Marie

    You are a very smart cat Harper! I hope your human appreciates your dedication to her health by good sleeping habits. They say it’s good to get up at the same time every day and you are ensuring she has a long life to devote to you. That’s purrfect and very devoted. Joel Gray and Giblet Paws wake up the grown ups, and Mittens takes care of her boy. I prefer to just snuggle with my girl especially on the weekends when she sleeps late. Purrs, MacKayla the Empress

  • Susan W A

    Dear Harper,
    This is hilarious. Imagine humans thinking they need an alarm clock. And you’re so clever to only need one time of getting up to then wake up Mrs. Hodges 520 days in a row after that. I’m glad she likes to go for early morning walks.
    I had a beautiful cat when I was in college. She liked to wake me up by pawing at the edge of posters on the wall until the crinkle sound of the ripped paper woke me up.
    Thanks for demonstrating such persistence!
    Fur strokes, nudges and purrs,
    – Susan

    • Harper Hodges

      Hello Susan W A,
      Yes, it is funny isn’t it. Humans thinking they need an alarm clock. There are so many kittens in animal shelters and yet humans go and buy alarm clocks. Silly really.
      Thank you for noticing how clever I am. I learn quickly and never forget. It sounds like your beautiful cat in college was also a quick learner. She made sure you were never late for class. What was her name?
      I hope you have a wonderful day. May you find a sunbeam and take a nap in it.
      All my best,
      Love Harper

  • The Lovely One

    Hi Harper. My name is Ash. I belong to a 10 year old girl. But I would never wake HER up. No, she needs her beauty rest. Instead, I wake up her parents every morning at precisely 3:20 am. They’re very grateful for this service I provide to them! Occasionally my owner’s father will hit the snooze button (by throwing a pillow in my general direction), but I am very reliable, and I will never reset until both parents are up and moving around!

    • Harper Hodges

      Hello Ash.
      I am pleased to meet you. How wonderful that you have a ten year old girl to take care of. You are very kind to let her sleep in. Children need rest to be able to grow. Waking up the parents at 3:20 is very wise. That will give them enough time to make breakfast for the little girl. They could even get an early start on cleaning the litter boxes and feeding you.
      You are doing a great job Ash. I am proud of you for not snoozing until both parents are moving around.
      Love Harper