Every morning we have a reshuffling of humans and dogs and their sleeping locations. It is relatively consistent in time and sequence of events, and proceeds as follows:
Initial configuration: knr and ng in bedroom on bed. Tony in bedroom on dog bed. Nick in his room in crib. Polly in living room on the beanbag chair.
5:30 am: Polly comes into bedroom, jumps on the bed, and lies on top of ng's legs, making sure all circulation to at least one leg is cut off.
5:55 am: Nick wakes up and starts saying "a-bda-bda-bda" which means "feed me now or I will yell in five minutes"
6:00 am: ng gets up to feed Nick. Tony comes into Nick's room, lies next to the crib and falls asleep. Polly takes up all of ng's space on the bed.
6:10 am: Nick goes back to sleep. Tony and ng come back. Polly jumps off the bed and goes back into beanbag chair. Tony goes back to dog bed.
6:30 am: Polly comes back into bedroom, jumps on the bed, and lies on top of ng's legs, making sure all circulation to at least one leg is cut off.
7:00 am: knr starts fidgeting.
7:01 am: Polly and Tony wake up, stretch, and flap their ears.
7:02 am: knr gets up.
7:03 am: Dogs make it understood that unless they get breakfast right now they will die of hunger! Dogs get breakfast.
7:04 am: Dogs finish breakfast. Tony demands to be let back into bedroom to sleep on his bed.
8:30 am: Nick wakes up.
8:35 am: knr removes Nick from crib, brings him to the bedroom, and dumps him on top of ng, thereby waking her up.
8:40: All humans are awake, dogs settle in for a nap.