October 12, 2010

White Dog wants to know why the minute the weather becomes perfect and the days gloriously rich in colors and smells, that the shadows creep faster across the grass dragging twilight to cover everything. Tonight was a good example; we dropped Michael off at his appointment and had just gotten to the Park (like we did all summer) when the sky began to pinken and deepen.

She and The Other White Dog barely had time to circumvent the Park and do a little sniffing before darkness began to fall. The harder WD ran in zoomies, the faster stars began to wink into view. Before the hour was up, night was upon us.

We picked Michael up, seeing him first in the headlights as we turned into the parking lot. It was only slightly after seven. "Gee, I miss the long summer days that went on until nearly bedtime," White Dog moaned. She was not happy at Steve's response of "Wait until the time change later in the month...it will get dark way earlier than this!"

Daisy Mae update: Daisy was sent home without surgery because the object is beginning to move toward the exit (they think it might be a cat toy). She is on antibiotics because her stomach lining is ulcerated (maybe from the object) and on meds to help the passage. Daisy still feels a bit glicky but we are all relieved that no cutting will be necessary. Please visit her blog for the full story.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We feel your pain here as well!

Mom has taken to walking me before dinner instead of after -

Paws khrossed things do move on out!


Suka said...

hey Siku Marie and White Dog,

I actually like it darker earlier because it brings the coyotes out roaming earlier so I can howl more! But, my human feels as you do - she wants the sun to last much longer! Sorry you are feeling blue.

Tail wags for Daisy Mae! I hope it keeps heading toward the exit, and that it doesn't hurt when it leaves!!


Rebecca said...

Thanks for keeping everyone updated! Daisy is asleep next to me right now, resting comfortably. So glad she is home.

Teddy Bear said...

We so know what you mean...just as it gets cool enough for evening walkies, the sun is going nighty night too early. That is wonder news about Daisy Mae.:)

Teddy Bear

Ginger Jasper said...

I know just how you feel. The nights are getting earlier and earlier. When mum goes out to work on a morning it is still dark too and dark earlier on the other shift. Nights is even worse because its dark on going and coming back. Sorry I missed your pink post, its awesome.. Hugs GJ xx

Mack said...

Me & Mom think Fall days should last way longer!
And we sure hope Miss Daisy gets over her tummy troubles!

Brian said...

Those darn time changes really get us messed up...and we don't even go outside!

TwoSpecialWires said...

It's true. Shorter days are with us. But with them come inside snuggles, blankies and crackling fires in the fireplace. With dreams of our next romps in the sun.

Enjoy. We know you will.
Jake and Fergi

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

It gets really bad here too once the darkness settles so early. We have to wait for the little bipeds to go home before we get our walks and soon it will be dark right after dinner:(

We read about Daisy yesterday and hope things have passed by now.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

I hear you, my BFF. We don't like it getting dark so early either. I NEED my sister to get her "zoomie" time in, and with the light leaving us more and more each day, she brings her craziness into the house and tries to run brother and I over like we are bowling pins! Geez!!

Love you and miss you!

Remington said...

I wish it would stay light longer too! I hope everything comes out okay (get it, nudge, nudge, wink, wink....)

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We wish that there could be nice autumn weather with longer days too - that would be perfect!

We hope that Daisy Mae will be ok and that the item keeps passing through - we went through something similar with Kirzon years ago - not fun but much better than surgery.

Sagira said...

It is cooling off here for walks, but now it is getting darker sooner. BOO :(

Very happy to hear about Daise Mae. :)

Kari in WeHo said...

Shorter days are sad. We talk about moving back to AK and thats always something we take into consideration


Cappy the Eskie said...

It gets darker earlier in Northern California also. I'm not too fond of the dark and I'm afraid of my own shadow. Ollie doesn't care - he just plods along.

Mom brings her high-powered flashlight on evening walks, but that only creates more shadows for me to bark at.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie