The Morning Crazies

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Hi Friends!

Mom and I just finished having some play time and it made me wonder a bit whether any of you experience the same thing I do early in the morning……almost EVERY morning……and that’s “The Morning Crazies”.

I'll just stay inside and play all day......

Time for the MORNING CRAZIES Mom!!!!

First of all, I sleep in the living room at night.  Up on top of the couch is a PERFECT view of our back yard and that’s where all the night creatures are and that’s what I like to watch when it’s quiet and dark.  There are deer, but also skunks, groundhogs, possums, other neighborhood cats – lots of stuff that usually stays hidden during the day and comes out at night.   But I can easily fall asleep on top of the couch (or ON the couch cushions) and still be able to spy out the window.  In my parents bedroom where they sleep, the curtains are closed and there’s nothing interesting to watch – how interesting are sleeping humans ANYWAY???!!!

When Mom comes downstairs in the morning, I’m always waiting for her at the foot of the stairs.  I follow her into the kitchen while she fixes my breakfast and makes coffee.  I have been saving up my energy ALL NIGHT LONG for what’s next – PLAY TIME!  I can get pretty wound up too – I mean “puffy tail, hair on end, black as coal eyes” kind of wound up!  It starts with me picking out a toy for her to throw for me to chase – usually it’s one of my crinkly wrapped candies because I like the noise of the crinkly paper…….then I run lickety split into the kitchen where the nice slidey linoleum is and get down flat as can be on the floor – pouncing position – and she throws the candy into the kitchen where it slides across the floor and across my line of sight and I POUNCE on it.  When I was little I’d bring it back to her so she could do it again – these days we’ve changed the routine – I run into the living room after I’ve pounced on it in the kitchen and we switch places.  Mom comes into the kitchen, tosses the crinkly into the living room – I pounce and switch positions AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN….until Mom’s breathing heavy and I need to take a break. 

THE MORNING CRAZIES……….you see what I mean? 

Mom doesn’t have any photos of us doing this – Dad’s still asleep and if she gets the camera out I stop being wacky and just stare at her like I’m saying “HUH?  ME? CRAZY?” “You’ve GOT to be kidding me!”……..

Sure is fun though…………got me wondering if YOU have a favorite play time in the day.  Is it first thing in the morning like me?  Is it last thing at night before bed?  I suppose the MORNING CRAZIES could be the NIGHTTIME CRAZIES if your favorite play time is at night.  Do you like to play with yourself or your animal siblings or do you enjoy playing with your human more? 

Now, don’t forget that today is the LAST DAY to submit your photos for the photo contest!  Yep – get your humans to send those photos to me at junekimm@aol.com  TODAY.  Tomorrow, we start the voting and the polls will be on my blog tomorrow and Tuesday (Yes I’ll still have a TUESDAY TEASER too!). 

I decided that there will be a winner in EACH category!!   Both the favorite photo in the “ME AND MY FAVORITE TOY” and “MOST EMBARRASSING PHOTO”  will get presents from ME ME ME.  Cool huh?

I guess I’d better calm down…….I get so excited talking about the contest.  The photos are great so far…..we have 13 photos and I’m sure we’ll get more today.  YAY!

Happy Sunday Peeps! 

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 😀 😀 😀

 

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    • What is it about stairs that’s SO MUCH FUN???!!! 😀 I’m glad you have a stair-kitty too as well as one who gets the Morning Crazies. Sometimes it’s just nice to know I’m not the only wacky cat out there! Tee Hee

      Happy Sunday!
      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  1. Weee’s sooo excited tooo see all the photies Sammy 🙂 Tomorrow’s seems ages away !! Two prezzies goin out, Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeee 🙂 Yoooo sure do have some crazie critters in yooor yard 🙂 Weeee’s might get a mousie for Alfie tooo play wiff, that’s abouts it 🙂
    Have’s a great sunday, doin what yooooo kitties dooo best Nappin 🙂
    Big Huggys xxxxooooxxxxx

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    • Hi Mollie! I probably will do some napping today – it was supposed to be sunny here but looks like more clouds – that means no sun puddles for naps but that’s OK. I usually can find any number of OTHER spots that are imminently “NAPPABLE” !

      I hope Alfie and you enjoy your Sunday……
      Kitty hugs, Sammy

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  2. I once had a lovely friend who loved to lie in wait for me to walk past the bookcase…such fun! I am so glad you enjoy your crazy time in the morning…can’t wait to see the photos for the contest!
    Hugs, Linda

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  3. I’m beginning to think my BJ thinks she’s too much of a settled ‘lady’ to get the crazys…although on the rare occasions she does. But it doesn’t last long.
    Enjoy your cloudy Sunday..perfect nap day if your weather is like ours!
    Hugs,
    June

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    • Hi Miss June…..it’s cloudy here even though we thought we’d have a few sun puddles here and there. Oh well…it just means it will be cool again and I’m not gonna complain about that!

      Say Happy Sunday to BJ for me 😀
      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Easy…yeah, it’s gotta be tough being large and long-legged sometimes – although I bet you can run a lot faster with those nice long legs than I can with my stubby fat ones! 🙂

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  4. Dearest Sammy
    Me don’t gets the crazies any more. Well, not as much as me used to. Me still likes to play Great Thundering Herd of Wilde Beast in the middle of the night though. Now Kozmo, he gets the crazys anytime of the Day or Night and usually it involves him and Cinnamon wrestling, or on mad tears around the house!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    • Hi Nellie….oh that Kozmo – if you’d a Cat-O-Lympics wrestling competition no doubt he would win. It’s hard for me to imagine such a delicate little flower such as yourself sounding like a great thundering herd of wildebeasts though!

      Crazies keep us well-exercised if nothing else though….so I say “CRAZY IS GOOD” !

      Kitty Hugs and kisses, Sammy

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  5. Those morning crazies of yours sure do sound like fun, Sammy. I don’t think I get those… hmmm… no, don’t get the morning crazies. I usually get my craziest whenever I’ve been into the nip… if you know what I mean. Or, if the peep is trying to do something in living room where I keep my fishing wand and she happens to ‘wander’ near it, well then… I get my crazy on for sure! purrs
    Nerissa from Nerissa’s Life.

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    • Hi Nerissa! You know, I was hoping that now that I’m getting older (ahem!) that I might have acquired a taste (or should I say smell) for the nip…..everybody I know enjoys it and I act like it’s “same old/same old” and don’t react to it AT ALL! What’s with that? It’s not like my nose doesn’t work! It DOES! Anyway, I’m glad you enjoy it and I’m glad it makes you a bit nutso…..getting our “crazy” on is great exercise for sure.

      Kitty Hugs and Happy Sunday!
      Sammy

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    • Got your picture too – I love it…….Talk about “passed out” !!! Tee Hee

      YES – attack WAS imminent and my Mom didn’t come down the stairs until I came off “full alert” on those stairs!! 😀

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  6. Hi, Sammy, Wow! It sounds as if early morning is a happening time around your house! Every once in awhile, I get the crazies in the middle of the night. It drives my Motor Parents crazy, but I think it’s fun!
    Sorry to be so late; they went on an early morning trip to the beach and just got home. I’ve had the house ALL TO MYSELF all day! (You should’ve come over…wink, wink!)
    Love, Sundae

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    • Hi Sundae…..well I was hoping you’d invite me over to – er – um – you know – cuddle visit while your parents were at the beach but I think you probably enjoyed just hanging around and having the house ALL to yourself!

      Love, Sammy 😀

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    • Oh fun!! Sometimes I wish I had some furry buddies to play with – other times being ONE spoiled cat is pretty cool. Most kitties I know are night owls – I guess I’m the lone ranger when it comes to being a morning purrrrrson!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  7. Like my human, I am a night owl, so I generally get the late evening crazies. This frustrates her to no end because it is much harder to get good action photos of me when it is dark!

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    • Hi Cody! I had the night crazies when I was little….and Mom thinks if I wasn’t an “only cat” I might STILL have them because – well – we are night creatures after all!!!! But these days I enjoy torturing playing with Mom first thing in the morning. I figure it starts her day off with a BANG and keeps the old lady Mother I adore on her feet!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  8. Whee have what Mummy calls ‘A Mad Half Hour!’

    Whee literally go nuts, dashing around the cage, popcorning, squeaking at the top of our lungs. Usually this takes place around eight o’clock in the evening, as whee wait for the hoomans to fetch our munchies. (a bag of hay!)

    Nibbles, Nutty, Bingo & Buddy
    xxxx

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    • Oh boys I can just imagine all four of you squeaking and hopping and running around when you get so excited for your hay! What a sight that must be…..! Sounds like “Piggies In Paradise” to me….:D 😀 😀

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  9. That’s wild. We do have some zoomies in the morning. The oddest thing here is that the cats all wait for Jen to get up and then gather ’round the feeder, even though they can eat any time they choose to do so.

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    • HA! It’s one of those things about “routines” that we cats love I think….I too can eat whenever I want but I still “herd” my Mom over to my food mat in the kitchen every morning like I’m starving to death! 😀 😀

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Hi Miss Pix! I’m a lucky guy aren’t I??? My Mom likes that photo of me on the steps – at least I GUESS she does since she uses it in my blog a lot! Tee Hee 😀 😀

      Kitty Hugs and Happy Monday!
      Sammy

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  10. Hi Sammy! This is Minnie and her Mom…..I do get the morning crazies too…I pounce on my various toys and attack them….then I will stealthily creep along and pounce…next I do kitty burn outs on the wood floors and do traction climbing the carpeted stairs with the speed of light….I run up and down and fly around attacking the things I see….Mom and Dad just laugh and laugh as they think I am being so cute…and I am too…and like you I love it when Mom tries to sneak over to grab her camera as I just lay on the floor looking at her like what???? I’m just laying here Mom:)

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    • Hi Savannah…aren’t stairs WONDERFUL? I used to tear up and down them more often when I was younger – these days I like napping on them more than running up and down them but I DO love having them PERIOD!

      Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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