how do they do that? From the time Kai and Kit arrived at our home, I've got up at 7 AM exactly to feed them. It didn't take long before they were either jumping off daughter's bed at 6.58 and/or sitting in my bedroom at 6.59 demanding breakfast, very loudly and persistently. Just how do they time it so well? Where's their pocket watches or is it the clear face of the clock in the kitchen? (Something slipped today, though, for some reason they were both on my bed, which is unusual. We share cats, one on each bed usually. Today both of them were curled up, sleeping, at 7 AM. I had to wake them with kisses and cuddles.) It's this 'knowing' which is so obvious with animals, cats in particular, it seems. My daughter shares her life between our home and her boyfriend's flat, two roads away. She has taken to coming home most nights, rather than stay over and the cats seem to know which she is going to do. She wasn't well yesterday, bad cold and general lethargy. Kai didn't even think of coming onto my bed until he heard her come in, his usual routine, but stayed downstairs by the kitchen door (there's a hint, if ever there was one!) and yes, she came home early from boyfriend's home. They're on our wavelength whether we accept it or not. Her previous boyfriend's father had two Jack Russells. They used to get agitated, start roaming around the kitchen and play fighting at 7 PM every day. That was the moment their owner left work at the end of his shift. I hear stories of animals who know when someone's in the same street, or recognise the engine of the car or whatever, but knowing when someone leaves work 8-9miles away is something else. We should never under estimate the power of their intuition and connection with us, should we?