This Sunday at 2 am, we set our clocks forward an hour, forcing us to rise an hour earlier. Love it or hate it, it’s coming.
Pets are affected by DST just as we humans are. They might not be quite ready for their bathroom and feeding routine so early in the morning, and will definitely let you know how they feel about dinner being an hour late! (I swear my dogs secretly wear a watch.) Some people transition their pets over a few days before DST by changing their feeding times 15 minutes each day. Others, like myself, never think of this early enough, and just commiserate with our pets as we groggily rise Monday morning, and experience our dinner tummy-hunger while still at work.
Fear not – we’ll all make it through and soon be enjoying long summer evenings, playing outside with our favorite companions.