It happens every morning. It starts around 5:00. I feel the footsteps going up my back. I roll over. A little while later, I feel her presence. Her soft fur is next to me. With half asleep eyes, I see a cloud of white fur in front of me. I open my eyes a little more and see two blue eyes....staring. I close my eyes, hoping to sleep for a few more minutes. But I feel her eyes...staring. So, I get out of bed and walk down the stairs with a four legged shadow following me. At the bottom of the stairs, she runs ahead to her favorite kitchen cabinet. She stands and waits. I open the door of the cabinet and grab a can of cat food. I open the can and hear a loud "MEOW!". "Sshh...everyone else is still sleeping," I say in a quiet voice. She runs over to her place mat and looks up with hopeful eyes. I place her food in her dish and we both are happy. Now "my time" begins with early morning yoga, coffee and reading. This is the way I start my day.