Squirrels have taken up residence in my attic and they wake Carmella up as soon as it gets light outside, squeeking and chasing around above my bedroom like mischievous children with too much time on their hands.
There must be an overpopulation of squirrels in this area, as it almost seems like an infestation!
The first time I heard the noises they made in the attic I thought a nest of birds had hatched up there.
Carmella jumps off my bed about 6 times every morning until I drag myself out of bed to let her out so that I can rest.
All of this usually takes several minutes of coaxing and chasing her from room to room as she tears around the house like a greyhound on the racetrack before I can finally convince her to go outside.