I am sure that many of you cat owners have come to this same conclusion before: the most effective alarm clock would be one that imitated the noise of a cat about to throw up. When I hear the beeping of my alarm clock, I slowly and painfully make myself wake up. But when I hear that distinct hacking, I am up, alert, and searching for the closest thing to put under the cat to catch the vomit, all in under a second. At about 4:30 this morning, I guess I was a little too quick getting up though, because it scared Isis, so she started running while throwing up. The result? An inch wide line of vomit stretching about three feet on the carpet. Stupid cat!! I have to clean it up right away, not because it will stain, but because Isis will find something around my room to "cover" her mess up with. She will drag clothes, paper, towels, whatever she can move with her little paws, and attempt to hide what she has done. Does anyone else have an animal compelled to do this? She even hides Skitzo’s messes. Sometimes when cleaning the clothes off my floor, I find her nice little presents. If my room is actually clean and she can’t find anything to hide it with, she will just sit there and attempt to dig a hole in the carpet. She is declawed, so it doesn’t harm anything, but it’s really annoying when I’m trying to sleep! Animals are so much fun!!