Jebediah has been waking me at 6am every morning for the past two weeks. I don’t feed him until 7am, because he eats twice a day; feeding him early just means he craves dinner early.
It would become a vicious cycle of ever earlier waking if it were left to him, meals creeping from twelve hour intervals to eleven, ten, nine, eight hour intervals. As if he doesn’t get enough snacks during the day.
So I get up with the dogs at six, then try not to make eye contact while I make them wait an hour for breakfast.
Since dogs don’t understand Daylight Savings Time, that means he’ll stop waking up an hour earlier than he’s allowed to eat.
It’ll only last a month or so. In the summer, he wakes with the sun. That’s okay. I don’t mind getting up at dawn. I just hate feeling like I’m getting up in the middle of the night – especially those nights that Trixie needs an emergency 3am potty break.
Of course, when we Fall Back, that means Jeb will be waking me at 6am again. For a week.
What do you think of Daylight Savings Time? Love it or hate it?