I don't have an alarm clock. Every morning at 7am (or maybe 5 minutes either side) Django pads in from his bed in the kitchen to wake me up; it's like one of those 'sunrise' alarm clocks that is supposed to wake you up gently, except this is a rustle of bed, and dog claws on the kitchen floor, and then the sound of breathing in my room. Sometimes I open my eyes and he is just sitting in the doorway looking at me; other times he comes right up to the bed.
Every morning I look at my watch to check that it really is time to wake up, and am impressed that yet again it is about 7am, regular as... well clockwork.
This morning I pretended to be asleep as he stood by my bed; and then I threw back the cover with a "BOO!!". Django jumped a mile and then turned into a wriggly, waggy I-love-you-mummy puppy :-)
What I can't work out is why it doesn't work in the afternoon? Dog tea time used to be 6pm, but that was when he didn't get his breakfast until after a walk; so I have relented to 5pm. And he starts asking for it at 4pm.... hmm I guess after a hard day's sleeping, a barefoot therapy stroll round the garden and a short walk if I've had an available friend that day, a dog needs his dinner!