Cat-related rituals in my house:
Snickers is the first; he sleeps right ON me so when it's time for Mommy to wake up, he gets me up! He nibbles my nose, paws my head (sometimes it's like he is punching my head though), walks on me. I don't really need the electronic alarm clock no-more, cuz I have my Snicky.
And then next step: me in shower. I can't function til that shower. Zorro & Hammie HAVE TO be in the bathroom with me; in my half-sleep stage, I wait until Hammie & Zorro are in the bathroom and settled before I am allowed to shower.
Next step: exit bathroom, must feed cats. The other 4 wait patiently outside the bathroom door & then all 6 follow my heels to the kitchen & take their spots. They ALL HAVE SPOTS where they stand & meow, or sit & trill, or just "wait with that hunger look" til I feed them. (They are NOT hungry: 4 of my 6 cats are overweight!).
Other rituals: no one in my house is allowed, really, to use the bathroom unless Hammie is in there with ya. If you lock the door, he will attempt to open it; don't lock it? He can OPEN it with his paws. For some reason Hammie is really obsessed with watching people pee!
Another ritual is ... the nighttime "cat count" as I call it. I cannot and willnot go to bed til I know where each cat is. If (big, fat IF) they don't follow me upstairs, I go looking for them. Normally, the bedtime ritual means as soon as mommy starts turning out lights, Hammie, KC, Snickers & Zorro get into their 'spots' on my bed! And then I find room.
Yes my life revolves around my cats.