Once she decides that it's been too long, she'll start barking at me from the bed. These are reminder barks, and she'll get progressively louder if I ignore her. Sometimes I'll go back and flop on the bed for a few minutes to pet her, but that just makes her more upset that I'm not staying in bed.
|"Pet, I'm still here waiting to cuddle..."|
The way I know she is saying "pet, you forgot to come back to bed" instead of saying "pet, you will come back to bed now!" is that as soon as I say "Zoey, come here" she will come sit by me and not pursue the matter any further. Once I call her to me, then she is up, too. It's just funny that she will suggest that I come back to bed so we can cuddle.
If Zoey reminds me to come back to bed, her mommy, Spot, reminds me that it's time to get up. If I sleep past when Spot thinks I should sleep, she jumps on the end of the bed and will sit on my feet until I get up.