Sometimes I really wish my cat Moby knew how to reason. Use a bit of logic in day to day life. Things like these:
"Hmm.. well it's two hours before my dinner time. I don't think I will start my incessant meowing just yet"
" I get yelled at when I destroy the screen and let myself in, better not do THAT again"
"4am really IS too early for breakfast."
and even this:
"I should probably not walk in between their legs, I could be a tripping hazard"