This is how my cat wakes me up… minus the bat, of course. She runs across my body, climbs on top of my legs, and kneads the covers until I get up and let her out. Last night — or rather, early this morning — she started her tricks at 3:30 a.m. I get up early anyway, to go to the gym, but having my sleep interrupted during REM sleep wrecks my focus and concentration. Instead of writing, I find myself dozing in my chair. Today, I almost dropped my laptop. Time to fill the water gun and fend off Ms. Kitty when she gets wild. I need my sleep!!