Regular Followers may remember that my early morning routine is to get up around 4:30-5:00am (just because I am totally awake!); spend an hour or two on the computer (which then sends me to sleep), and go back to bed around 6:00-6:30am! It works for me! I will generally wake up again around 7:00-7:30, and my first task is always to go outside with Ray, and then give him his breakfast.
There are frequent occasions when I have woken up around 7:15am and found myself looking directly into Ray’s big brown eyes, as he then nudges me with his nose (presumably for a second time). Given that he is standing on the floor right next me, and I am on my side, he can simply reach forward over the bed. It is a very effective way of saying “It’s time! Get up!”
Yesterday morning started off as usual. I was on the computer at 4:30am, and back in bed just before 6:00am. What happened next was a “first”!
I woke up and found myself on my back and looking directly into Ray’s big brown eyes as he stood over me. He then lowered his head; gently butted my face with his nose, and then turned and jumped off the bed where he was clearly waiting for me to follow him.
I can only guess that he decided he could not reach me from the floor at the side of the bed due to me sleeping on my back, so decided to take another approach. He must have been so gentle when jumping up onto the bed as his almost 80lbs will certainly impact the mattress!
Who needs noisy and obtrusive alarm devices when you have a Ray!