People say that they are comfortable with routines. I have a routine too. It's the "time to go to bed" routine and it happens every single night in our house.
10.15pm: I tell dad it's time to start packing up for bed. He ignores me for 10 minutes.
10.30pm: I run to the coffee table and sit and wait for the red dot to make its appearance.
10.35 - 10.40pm: I attack the red dot until I am tired and fall over.
10.40pm: Dad picks me up, I protest, and he carries me up the stairs.
10.40 and 10 seconds pm: Dad puts me down at the top of the stairs, I pause, he tickles my pantaloons, I yell at him and run into the bedroom and jump on the bed.
10.40 and 20 seconds pm: Mum throws Mr Mouse on the bed and I play with him
10.43pm: I go in the bathroom and get in the shower to get my paws and tail wet, so I can stomp all over dad and get him wet. (note: this step is optional)
10.45pm: Everyone gets into bed, I jump on dad, then walk up and down him, then sit and wait for the doona to get smoothed between mum and dad, so I can lie down comfortably.
10.50pm: Start purring and everyone goes to sleep happy.