Monday, November 7, 2011

Daylight savings time for dogs

Dogs Before Daylight Savings time

This past weekend was daylight savings time. If you didn't know that, then you were probably late to work, late to your meetings, and pretty much wrong for the last 2 days. So yea, this past weekend was daylight savings time.

Generally, I think it's one of the weirdest things that we do. I honestly believe that if someone came up with this idea today, they would be called a fool, and there would be a hilarious Saturday Night Live skit about them.

John: I'm sick of all of this darkness, let's just change the time.
Suzy: John, that is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. The time is the time, we can't go changing it.
John: Well it will be so helpful for my farmer friends if it is light in the morning. So we should just do it, and those the states that don't want to change the clocks can opt out. And then they will have a super weird time zone.
Suzy: You've really lost it. We're going to change the clocks for the farmers? But some people will choose not to do it? And then the time zones will be all off? And they're already weird enough. This is a horrible idea.
John: Let's make it law!

That's how I envision the conversation went down. Or something along those lines. Regardless, it's weird. And dogs don't get it. My dogs have beyond ridiculously normal circadian rhythms, and they fall asleep at the exact same time every night, and wake up at the same time every morning. And so...they too think this changing the clocks shenanigans is bunk.

They were passed out asleep, totally unconscious to the world at 9:00 last night. There was no waking them. We carried them to bed like sleeping toddlers, unable to wake to walk up to bed.

My dogs and I agree, daylight savings time is weird.
Dogs after daylight savings time

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