For the last week, my dog Madison has been waking me up ten minutes before my alarm goes off. It doesn't matter when the alarm is set for -- same time each day or different time -- Madison magically knows to wake me just before it goes off. Waking up before your alarm ruins the entire night of sleep. It negates any rest you got all night because the last few minutes of sleep is the sweetest.
My mother used to do this with irritating frequency. I don't know how she knew, but she always did. However, my grandmother still does it every time I go to visit her, so I know Mom came by it honestly.
If Madison starts bringing out the vacuum in the last fifteen minutes of my favourite TV show, I'm going to have her put down.