My early morning…
3:56 am: Cat meows.
3:57 am: I look at clock.
3:58-4:09 am: Cat continues to meow.
4:10 am: Get up. Realize Simon is meowing at Mirror Cat. Feed cat. Go back to bed.
4:13 am: Cat meows. A lot.
4:20 am: Hold cat. Cat purrs.
4:21 am: Put cat on bed. Coax into cozy polar fleece blanket bed.
4:22 am: Cat leaves as I go back to bed.
4:24 am: Cat meows.
4:25 am: I try the “Dude, shut up” approach. Pillow over head.
4:30 am: Cat is still meowing. I get up. Realize he is still meowing at Mirror Cat. Turn mirror around so he can’t see his reflection.
4:32 am: Cat starts meowing at back of mirror.
4:37 am: Pull cat into bed with me, under covers. Cat is quiet but squirmy.
4:39 am: Cat escapes. Cat goes back to meowing at the back of the mirror.
4:42 am: Get up. Put mirror in closet. Close closet door.
4:43 am: Cat paces, confused.
4:44 am: Cat sits, stares at mirror place on wall, and meows.
4:50 am: Try feeding cat again. Offer treats.
4:51 am: Return to bed.
4:52 am: Cat returns to meowing at wall.
5:00 am: I get up.
Cat basically freaks out the whole time I am getting ready for the day, including almost climbing into the tub while the shower was running, until he got wet. He is being the loudest cat ever and I am sure all the neighbors can hear him and I am also sure his thyroid is whacked because this is totally excessive vocalization.
I run a quick errand, because I was up so early. When I get back, cat is sleeping in corner. Realizes I’m home, strolls across room to cat bed, where he curls up. Silently.