rod is probably the best alarm clock i've ever had. although the times he wakes me up can vary greatly, his motivation to wake me is unwavering. we slept in yesterday until 10:30. today, saturday, we woke up at 8:52. the wake-up is silent. he stands up on the bed; shakes his body awake. stares at me. then he jumps off the bed, and that's when i know it is time.