Your first story in this topic reminded me of my old cat, the calico that we had for 20 years. About 2 or 3 years ago now I think, my parents were away on vacation, and it was just me and my cat.
She was smart enough to know I was the only one home, and just meowed really loud in my ear at 5:00 am on a Saturday because she wanted to be fed. Giving in to her, I fed her, then went back to bed, closing my door. She also did this on Presidents' Day, when I had the day off.
2007 - Majesty of the Seas (Bahamas)
2009 - Enchantment of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2010 - Freedom of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2013 - Golden Princess (Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle)