In my earlier years, not long ago, it was wonderful to awake to see some dreamy eyes on the adjacent pillow either open or closed. A lover, a partner, a husband. Whatever.
Now, I get up, walk to the bathroom sink to brush my teeth and the eyes I see are the cat, Velcro. She is laying in the sink to make sure I see her. Consequently, I then fill up the bowl and allow her to drink fresh water before I brush my teeth.
What is wrong with this picture? You tell me. I say, "Everything" with a smile on my face at the silliness of the situation.