As everyone knows, cats are nocturnal.
Wait a minute! Cats are NOT nocturnal animals. Cats are crepuscular. HUH? They are most active at dawn and dusk. This includes wild cats and domestic cats. These are the times that they do most hunting, when their prey is most vulnerable. Cats will sleep anywhere from 16-20 hours a day because they need to store the energy for the hunt. Our family domestic cats have kept that trait and still very much act like wild cats. So the next time your kitty comes to wake you up in the weeee hours of the morning, they are saying hey look, wake up, it’s time to HUNT! (In other words it’s time to eat!)
- Kitties Crepuscular (maverickphilosopher.typepad.com)