Our expert says:
No nothing physically wrong with her. Psychologically no, she has just learnt that you respond in the way she wants you to. Intelligence is the correct word for her. You now have to take action and notify her that it is unacceptable to you. Firstly make sure that there are no health problems, maybe have some bloods taken to be sure. Rule out diabetes, anything else.
Then you can purchase a water pistol and put some citronella oil in it. When she wakes you at that time in the morning, you could spray her with it. Make sure she has toys of her own to keep her occupied if she wants, and if she scratches you, close the bedroom door. I would possibly not close the bedroom door, because she might hang on the handle on the other side and keep you awake like that. Best is to allow her access to the room which could help you correct this problem.
You should consider changing the food over to hills of iams. It is a bit of a better food and with possibly more elements in it to help her feel full. Be careful though because she will also pick up weight on that. Feed her light then. The trick with the pistol is that she does not see it coming from you. She has to associate what she is doing with the pistol and not you.
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