My boys wake me up every morning around 6am. The good thing is I am never late to anything, the bad thing is on a sunday morning when Im hung over and and still a little drunk they still wake me up at 6 even though I just went to bed 2 hours ago. If only I could teach them the concept of weekends and sleeping in.
They dont wake me up to play, they want their canned food. Even though I have heard them munching all night on dry food that I self feed, they want that canned food like a drug addict wants crack
Methods for waking:
sticking paw in open mouth;
placing paw on face and ever so slightly flexing claws to annoy (not maim);
laying down on my head (shamus is around 15 pounds so this usually does the trick);
Licking my hair unitil I get up.
They can be very persistant.