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: