Picture this....It's 5 am in the morning and Garfield is lonely. Miss Too is curled up sleeping and our dog (Eddie) is sleeping with us. In fact, everyone is sleeping except Garfield....he's decided he's lonely and someone should be up! He comes up to my side of the bed and meows; when he gets no reaction, he gently nips my hand and meows again. He repeats this several times till I say, "Garfield, it's too early...I'm not working this week. Go back to bed!" Does Garfield do this? NO!!!
He promptly goes to the bathroom down the hall (which I am SURE he knows is very acoustic) and meows as if he is dying. At that point I jump up, go running to where he is and flick on the light. There is Garfield with a huge cat grin swishing his tail back and forth and looking like "I knew that would get you...he....he...he!)".
He proceeds to guide me back down the hall to his cat dish, which is NOT empty and meows again. At this point, I know he's asking for fresh food and water (he has me trained very well!), so I do it. Then, in true orange cat fashion...he goes and curls up in his "favorite spot" and goes to sleep.
If only I was able to go to sleep after all of that!