Daylight Savings

It’s the first day of November, which means the first day of NaBloPoMo and the day that Daylight Savings comes to an end.

Daylight Savings is a tough adjustment to make. It’s especially frustrating when you’re a dog and therefore have no concept of time.

My Murphy will always be missed, but it’s during the DS changes when I miss him the most. Somehow he got it into his head that dinner time came whenever the sun went down (despite the fact that we always fed him at 6:30 PM). So right about now he would be pacing back and forth from the kitchen to the den, wondering why we weren’t preparing his food. Nothing is funnier/sadder than seeing your dog lick an empty dish because he’s hoping something will magically appear.

When DS started, he wouldn’t eat until about 8-ish because it would be dim enough for him to get hungry. His bathroom schedule would then be thrown off, and I’d have to stay up a couple of hours longer to make sure he didn’t leave “presents” on the carpet.

I’ve mentioned this before, but my dog was not the sharpest tack in the box. The video below kind of supports my point:

    • njudah
    • November 1st, 2009 6:25pm

    aww what a cute dog. mine was similar in that she insisted on waking up at a certain time, and unlike her predecssor, who would simply stare at you while you were asleep until you work up and saw this little dog face literally an inch from your nose, with this intense “Im sending brain waves to go outside or feed me, dammit” the other dog had no problem playing the bongos on my head or worse (she knew I was a guy) to wake me up. NO MATTER WHAT.

    • theletterkae
    • November 4th, 2009 9:09am


    It’s funny how different pets interact in different ways. :)

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