Always make sure your human gets up at a reasonable time, even on Sundays. Your breakfast depends on this rule.
The dog wants me to add that so does the successful management of a dog's bodily functions.
This means that we have to get up first. The dog prefers to wait in bed while we organise things. She's an idle blighter too.
Humans are, by nature, lazy and slow. Like us, they love to sleep, and can spend hours doing it, but once they get up, they stay sluggish, and need to do so many things before they are truly awake and alert. Not like us in the least!
In order to get your human to a state where getting up is possible, gentle but persistent waking is essential. We send Lottie in first. She has patience and tenacity. She advances carefully.
She purrs loudly, meaningfully. This reassures the foggy-brained human.
She also has big paws, with a tiny hint of sharp claw.
Then the rest of us advance. Humans crumble under a united front. Success is ours!
A couple of yawns and we're ready for anything - bed-making, bird-watching, duvet-pouncing, then breakfast and a little stroll out of doors.
Lottie likes to do her Victory Roll.
And then we can all troop downstairs, tails aloft.
The human is still grumping around in a tatty old dressing gown, trying to find the switch for the kettle, bumping into us, muttering about harassment, and we have accomplished much.
Management by Committee. It works for us.