A friend sent me a link to this and I can't resist posting it. This is a great little animated cartoon which perfectly captures all the rituals a cat goes through trying to wake you up in the morning! In addition, mine like to rattle the blinds a lot, letting me know they want to go out and be fed. I once had a foster cat (a mother manx, Oscar and Lizzie's mom) who would wake me up by placing her claws under my eyes and literally pulling my eyes open. It was a scary way to wake up and I was never motivated to try and go back to sleep. I got up and fed her immediately!
It's short and well worth a minute of your time to see. Great cartoonist!