What Do You Think You’re Doing?
The OP was fed up with being clawed awake every morning since taking their cat home with them from the shelter, so they decided they’d get a bit of revenge. Before it was the cat’s pre-sunrise snacking time, the OP got out of bed and started poking their pet kitten until it woke up.
That’s what you get for months and months of being a nuisance before the OP has had their coffee! This is only the first time you’ve been awoken in the middle of the night and you’re already this angry. Imagine having this happen to you 365 days of the year!