One of our 2 cats starts crying every morning around 4 or 5. During the week it's not so bad when we have to wake up around 6 anyways, but it's really irritating on the weekends. At first we thought it was about food... she is very finicky (read: spoiled) and prefers fresh wet food, even when there's still some left, so we tried feeding her before retiring.
But after enduring this for several months, we've learned it's not usually about food, but about just wanting some (way too) early morning affection.
We've tried just about everything, including the infamous squirt bottle, but nothing seems to work and we're almost near wits end. Sure wish she'd behave nicely & be quiet like her older sister. Any tips on getting a decent night's sleep? :-)