I seem to have a problem at the moment. For the last week, I’ve been woken up at least an hour early every day? I get up for work at 5am, but recently, I’ve been consistently woken up at 4am… Unfortunately for me, I can’t seem to reset the ‘timer’ as there are NO buttons to press, and there are NO batteries involved, it’s not an option for me to change them either?!
There is also no ON/OFF switch. Shutting this noisy thing in a drawer wouldn’t work either, as I guarantee the noise would continue, and get progressively louder…? This particular model didn’t come with a guarantee, but as I’ve had it over a year, I’ve (sort of) fallen in love with its quirky habits, and I wouldn’t want to exchange it anyway…despite the annoying malfunction.
So, why did I get this type of alarm I hear you ask?! Well, I know you shouldn’t buy something purely on appearance, but this is the prettiest, most furry alarm I’ve ever had the chance of getting my hands on. On a positive note, It doesn’t have an annoying ticking noise; but instead, it purrs, squeaks and occasionally meows. Yes, you’ve guessed it, the malfunctioning alarm is also known as Gizmo?!
He is (annoyingly) consistent and reliable, but not only am I struggling with being woken up an hour early, I’m also struggling with the ‘tap the human face’ mode, that often escalates to ‘flex the claws on the human face’ mode if I’m not quick enough to wake up and acknowledge him…?! I’ve tried rolling over and ignoring him, but that seems to make things worse, and the ‘face tapping’ mode gets more vigorous!?
I occasionally get the ‘bounce around’ mode, which resembles a less orange version of Winnie the Poohs’ friend, Tigger, as Gizmo leaps around on the bed without a care in the world?! More often than not, after I’ve awoken, the purr mode begins and Giz lies down on top of me and goes to sleep! Its lucky that I find his purr quite soothing, or else I might be a little irritated by my (extra) early morning alarm!?
I hope this ‘malfunction’ resolves itself as quickly as it started…!? But for now, Gizmo seems quite happy to wake me up, and then sing me back to sleep with a soothing purr…
I love my stripy kitty (with his temporary bald patches), even though we DO need to have a little chat about consistently waking me up an hour early, including on my days off…!? He can sleep at ANY time he chooses during the day, but I have to go to work and pretend to be awake?! Please let me sleep a little longer each morning Giz…!!!?