So in return, we sleep all day, then at night make wonderful noises in the kitchen to wake the Parentals. Things like knocking crockery from the sides or rummaging through the recycle bins. All of which make wonderful night time noises. If we are 'honoured' enough to be in the bedroom with Momma (really it's is she who is honoured!!) then we make a point of waking her at 1am with soggy noses and cold ears as we snuggle under the covers. Then at 6am promptly we wake up and watch the sun rise and the birdies and Horrible Horace run about the garden collecting their fodder for the day. All the time thrashing our tails against the radiator and swishing the curtain lining, not to mention jangling the sun chimes.
Oh yes, we get our own back on you. We are not adverse to standing on your face to get somewhere, poke our paws in your ears, lick your eyelashes whilst you sleep. Jump onto your back when you are busy bending over or run up your body to get to a fly or moth. We have the memories of a Pachyderm and if needs be save it all up and postpone our 'returns' to just one day of trouble and drama just when you need it most.
So humans. Beware of turning on the lights when we are at rest. Refrain from kissing our tummies. Think of the consequences when you play with our sleepy paws. We are counting them up and when you least expect it will will take it out on your feet, toilet rolls and precious things!