Eva woke me up this morning barking continually. I knew immediately that this meant M and J had left the building, as J would have silenced Eva as soon as the barking started. So I got out of bed and checked the time. It was 5:39.
Eva must have heard me stirring around because she went silent. I could then hear the distant barking of neighborhood dogs from outside and the yapping of nearby coyotes.
After donning my clothes I went in and released Eva from her crate, where she had been confined for what must have been merely a few minutes since M and J had departed for the airport.
Eva can be the most efficient of alarm clocks.