I’ll let you in on a little secret: when mom won’t get up to play with me (and knocking everything off her dresser doesn’t get her up), I have to resort to desperate measures. That’s when my ninja skills come in handy. I pull up the covers on dad’s side of the bed, and ninja my way through them until I get over to her side, where I can start hitting her feet with my paws and biting her toes through the covers. And guess what? It works every time. Shortly after I start ninja-ing her, she wakes up and gets out of bed. She’s often grumpy, but she’s up.