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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2018, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Oh, how I hate the time change! We had a hilarious discussion the day before about whether to feed the dogs a bit earlier or later to get on the new time. I think we chose wrongly, but are slowly making transitions. Any helpful hints for how to survive the craziness of this twice a year madness....other than moving to Arizona???
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Mine are slow to recover when things change. So, they are going to bed at the old time.
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Oh, how I hate the time change! We had a hilarious discussion the day before about whether to feed the dogs a bit earlier or later to get on the new time. I think we chose wrongly, but are slowly making transitions. Any helpful hints for how to survive the craziness of this twice a year madness....other than moving to Arizona???
I was going to say that luckily I don't have to go through that (no daylight savings time here in Kampala) - BUT since we travel back to the US (and then back here) twice a year, Perry goes through a 7-8 hour time change AND jetlag 4 times a year . The way I get through the time change is to not have a strict schedule. Perry eats breakfast when I get up - during the week that's at 7 (fix his food at 6, feed him when I leave for work at 7), on the weekends, when I'm on vacation, or if there's a holiday that might be anywhere between 7 and 9. He gets dinner some time between 4 and 7, depending on when I get home, what I'm doing when I get home, etc. So, I never have to deal with the 'but it's 4pm on the dot, where is my food' though there is usually a mental countdown from when I set the food bowl on the coffee table (whatever time that happens) - we can usually be patient for about 20 minutes but then Perry thinks that I've forgotten to feed him and reminds me that it's there .

As for the waking up/ going to bed 'time change' issues - that's why him sleeping in his crate is perfect - going into the crate is sleeping time, coming out of the crate is time to wake up regardless of the physical hour.

So, my only advice - don't stick to a strict schedule all year I know, that doesn't work for everyone. My Mom feeds her scotty at 4pm on the dot and heaven forbid it is 10 minutes late!
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I hate changing the time! I would vote for anyone that is able to keep all of us at the same time - either daylight or standard. Just stop changing it from one to the other!



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I agree completely, Jackie! I have written to legislators about it here in OR and they say they would do something if WA would. I bet WA says the same thing about OR. Did you know that in OR they actually voted to end Daylight savings years ago and the legislature did a work around and it never happened? I say that it is well past time to end it. Unfortunately, there always seem to be other issues that are more important.

I am happy to say that Molly is adjusting now (Dori, our Schnoodle, takes it all in stide). Molly actually slept until 5:45 today. I was thrilled! She was really thrown off for awhile....and we were too.
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There was a ninety year old man who had a little store in a cinder block building close to the family farm when I was growing up and he never changed his clock, called it "Democrat Time" and refused to comply.

Zoey is still trying to get me up early, but I bought those silicone earplugs yesterday and they work. No more "Zoey Time" for me.
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And today we were up at 4:30....the ear plug idea is sounding really good to me. LOL!
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