As frequently happens I open my eyes and the bedroom is still dark. The alarm clock at my bedside reads 5 A.M..
I have to be careful and very quiet...
I MUST NOT WAKE THE MONSTER!
It's a shocking thing to consider:
Two tails, one long and one stubby.
Half of it is black, half is cream-colored.
The black part is kinda wiry. The cream colored half is like cotton candy.
The Monster remains quiescent if you don't stir dramatically... don't make a sound.
An hour later I turn and stretch, then yawn... The Monster SPRINGS to life and attacks!
Two flicking tongues!
One head on to the left side of my face, the other on the right, the apparent mission is to dampen my entire face... lick the sleep from my eyes.
The licking tickles and I laugh... BIG MISTAKE!
The Monster gets more excited and the frequency of the licking increases dramatically!
"Puppies want to GO outside... Go potty?"
In front of my eyes The Monster splits in two and eight legs hit the floor, four then four.
What a great way to start the day.