Monday, December 20, 2010

Made Up Word of the Day--Meewyowl


1. to meewyowl, in a long, geriatric cat specific howl with the intention of getting your owner out of bed at 3:27 am to crack open a can of Friskies Ocean Whitefish and Tuna Dinner because you are a 17 year old cat who is awake and bored.

1. Daisy, my cat, meewyowls at my side of the bed every morning between the hours of 3:00 am and 4:30 am. When her initial attempts at getting me out of bed are unsuccessful, she decides to play hardball and  proceeds to saunter her old bony body across the hall to meewyowl in my kids' rooms. At which point, I leap out of bed to give her what she wants.


  1. This is why our cat and 2 dogs get's locked up in their bedrooms overnight.

    Teen daughter appreciates being woken up in the middle of the night even less than Husband and I. She's hell in Uggs all day if she misses a minute of sleep. Thus, critters get locked up on another floor of the house than our bedrooms.

    Merry holidays!

  2. Ugh! I would die because once I'm awakened I have a hard time going back to sleep.

    Your cat should count her blessings

  3. I love her, truly. But yes, the cat needs to be locked up in an area where is can count those blessings. What kills me is how smart she is...threatening to wake my 6 and 7 year old will get her her way every time. Maybe it's time for a comfy cat bed (Santa might bring her one) in the laundry room.

  4. Pets have a way of getting what they want don't they? I love that picture!

  5. Hi Renae. Yes, mine are very lazy, very spoiled.

  6. My cat used to do that when I gave her her canned food first thing in the morning, so then we switched to giving it to her in the evenings and now our early mornings are much quieter. :)

  7. Thanks Susan...except Daisy insists on having canned food both at night and in the morning--the big cans. Honesty, she is so bony and thin, I think all that food running through her system is the only thing keeping her going. About a year ago I thought we were going to lose her, but then I switched her from dry food to the canned and she perked up quite a bit.

    Except now she's a demanding old broad.

  8. I know what it's like when a pet gets that old - whatever it takes to keep them happy and feeling good!

  9. I agree with Susan. Whatever it takes to make them feel better. Glad Daisy has perked up.

  10. We made that mistake once, years ago when we had a cat. One day we decided to give him canned food, huge mistake. He started waking us up ealier and ealier each day until we were getting up about 3 am also. We quickly decided to go back to dry food - it took a few days more of crying but it was worth it for the sleep.

    In your case, I agree it's probably better for her and gives her something to look forward to. :)

  11. Hi Kimberly.

    Yes, the canned stuff is like cat crack.