I do this with my alarm clock, ignoring it hoping it will go away. (Especially apt this first Daylight Savings Time morning of the year.) Actually, in real life, my last cat used to do this to me on Saturday mornings with less meowing ... and minus the bat. ;) But she was even trickier.
She'd get me up thinking that her bowl was empty. Then, she'd disappear, bowl full. It was like she was saying, "If I've got to be up, so do you. Get up!" Who'd think that such a cute girl would do such a thing. ;)