Remember that cats are nocturnal creatures, so 4:30 am is primetime for Mimi.
I like the tips about tiring him (and yourself!) out in the evening and then folding a thick blanket over your feet before you fall asleep. If Mimi doesn't get your attention at 4:30 am, he'll get bored and move on to something else. Whatever you do, though, don't punish or scold him for doing what comes naturally to him. He just wants you to join him in the "fun".
Lori F. is owned by:
Sadie, the four-legged dog
Martin, the three-legged cat
Paul, the two-legged husband