Ah, the morning routine. Everybody’s got one. For me it involves a lot of not getting up, eventually getting up, then walking from one end of my apartment to another, and going back and forth several times before beginning to consider doing a thing.

It’s not ideal, but at least it doesn’t work.

What I was *not* aware of is that most pets out there ALSO have morning routines. And if these examples from Reddit are anything to go by, they might just put mine to shame.

15. One nightstand

Is food time now.

Every morning my cat sits like this on my nightstand from cats

14. Another day in paradise

“Oh thanks gawd. You did me a heckin’ scare again.”

Every morning my dog wakes up, sees we haven’t abandoned him, and smiles so big and we give him all the loves from PuppySmiles

13. The rat attack

He knows what he’s doing.

My rat likes to give me a heart attack every morning by making be think he’s dead. from RATS

12. First rays

Last one there is a rotten doggo.

Every morning my dogs charge out of the bedroom to bask in the morning light while I make coffee. from redscarepod

11. Sweet treats

“If I don’t get ’em, nobody does.”

She sits here and waits by the treats every morning. Yes those are dog treats, she wants those too. from Chonkers

10. The big stretch


Every morning my dog goes into the exercise room to stretch on the yoga mat. from dogpictures

9. From the gecko

Just checkin’ in on each other.

Every morning my cat jumps on the back of my chair to see my leopard gecko, who in turn always waits at the corner of his tank to see her. from MadeMeSmile

8. So patient

Play time is nigh, I can feel it in my bones.

Every morning my dog sits on the edge of the carpet waiting for her tiny humans to wake up. from aww

7. The toes knows

Looks like he’s swearing an oath or something.

Ike cleans between his toes on my boyfriend every morning from spreadytoes

6. Toby

This is a show of dominance.

This is how Toby likes to dry off after a bath. On my head. Every time. Pardon my messy hair, I had a bird in it all morning. from parrots

5. Pillow, please

Shall we start the negotiations? The bidding begins at five scritches.

Every morning my dog takes it a step further and makes himself comfortable on my pillows and gives me the, "These are mine now" look. from aww

4. Shower police

Juno, you little perv.

Every morning, Juno has to sit on the toilet while I shower. If I lock her out she cries at the door until she’s let in. from cats

3. Show me the boy

He and I have great plans this day.

Every morning, our cat patiently waits at my sons’ bedroom door for them to wake up. And it’s not to be fed – he just can’t wait to see them. from aww

2. The pug place

So impractical. So cute.

Every morning my dog takes a litle nap on my wife’s ankle from aww

1. Squirrel gang

You will be overtaken soon.

I love my squirrelies!! I have plenty of peanuts but ran out of bird/squirrel food. Willing to risk my life going to Walmart tomorrow to buy more. Anything for my gang! I have at least a dozen that come to meet me at the back door every morning. from squirrels

Those are some good routines. And good animals. Just good times all around, I guess.

What’s your morning routine? How would you change it if you could?

Tell us in the comments.