This I Guarantee:

Whoever came up with the idea of changing clocks twice a year did not have a dog.

I guaran-dam-tee it.   IMG_2895

I don’t know about other breeds, but our four black labs have replaced alarm clocks in our house.

Typically, they get up at 0505 (5:05am) and they begin their routine of stretching, grunting and banging their tails against the walls and the hollow door, drum just outside our bedroom door.

So that meant today, I was up at 0405.  They were right on schedule and expecting to be let out and fed. Had I ignored them, I would have been responsible for the dogs waking everyone else in the house at 0405.  That would have been worse than getting up myself.

It is going to take almost a week to get them on the new schedule.

We did it before and we will do it again, but I’m all for doing away with this “time change thing.”

What say the other dog owners out there?

I also expect a few comments from the “cat-people” out there about how they slept in for an extra hour this morning.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to This I Guarantee:

  1. Osyth says:

    Pass the tambourine to that man! We ‘fell back’ last week in France and my dog is still not in the groove of this human-imposed nonsense. By the way, is there a labrador in the entire world that doesn’t have a fantastically rhythmic drumming tail? I miss mine – gone nearly four years now and it is always a pleasure to be reminded of her foibles so many shared with labs the world over 🙂

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  2. I think all of the arguments for changing clocks have long since disappeared. Farmers work by vehicle, and floodlight, sea fishermen work to tides. Why we have not adopted a system of adjusting working hours, rather than clocks, I fail to understand. International trade carries on regardless of what the clock says, or how light, or dark, it is. Dogs, cats, cows, hens, and all our fellow creatures have a great deal to teach us, but we never listen!

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  3. Well said Peter, and I wish I’d thought of that argument! I’m still adjusting to ours going back last weekend. I’m like your dogs Ray I wake up far too early at the best of times, so this week has been a difficult one for me.I prefer springing forward at the end of March.

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  4. Cats have the same timekeeping function. However, many cats think that the human nose is an “on” button. At the appointed time, they jump on the bed and put their paw right on your nose. This results in me yelling, but ultimately getting out of bed, so I guess from their view point, it is the way to get their human out of bed.

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  5. Still smiling. We miss our 4 legged alarm clock.

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