Yes, I get up earlier than I used to because of my new job. Yes, sometimes I oversleep. However, that does not mean I need you to give me a wake-up reminder an entire hour before my alarm goes off. Stop bugging me at 5:30 AM.
And especially don't leave your latest catch on the floor for me to admire. If I had stepped on that dead mouse when I got out of bed, you'd be in orbit.
You're darned lucky you're so beautiful.
Do not listen to your human. The dead mouse, appropriately placed, is an excellent training tool for your human.
I have trained mine to always put her glasses on before getting out of bed by putting the dead mouse right where her feet always go. Now she no longer "accidentally" steps on me as she stumbles to the bathroom.
She has also learned to make her bed every day, due to one particularly well-placed mouse.
I have tried using the fake furry mice, but they do not have the desired effect, especially since the fake-furry-mouse-under-the-pillow incident. Since then, the human has only provided the furry mice in vile florescent colors. Seriously, does she really think I believe that mice are green and pink and yellow?
However, despite my best efforts, she shows no signs of learning how to catch her own mice. This is not good, because she continues to insist that I exert my energy to deal with the little rodents.
Wishing you the best of luck with your training program,