11.07.2011

November 7, 2011

White Dog did a double-take, as she listened to the church bells sounding the hour. She nudged YoYoMa who bumped Puff who brushed against Nuka...and they all came charging into the office where Quinn and I were working.

"Is this the end of the world?" AWD blurted. I looked up distracted and TOWD jumped up to join the pack crowding around me, all of them anxious and protective. "Why ever would you think that?" I asked and reached out to stroke ears and necks and chins in reassurance.

YoYo pushed his way to the front. "It is the middle of the afternoon and already it is dark as beddy-bye walk time!" "Yeah, it is raining but when it touches me it feels like I am getting hit by ice!" Nuka finished.

"I want dad to come home!" Puff wailed. "If the world is ending we should all be together."

"Relax everyone." I said. "I don't think this is the end of the world. Yesterday was the end of daylight savings time so we turned the clocks back an hour. Didn't it seem lighter when dad got up this morning?" I got a few nods and shrugs from TOWD and YAWD, our sleep late former CA boyz. "well, the other part of standard time is that it gets dark earlier in the evening..."

"It is NOT evening, it is 4pm!" WD protested. "And it looks like 10pm!" "Believe me, I hate this too. It makes me feel tired earlier in the night and I get all confused because all of the natural light signals are wrong. You know this is a hard time of year for me to paint and it is because of just this."

"Well, it is stupid!" White Dog pronounced and the WDA wagged its agreement. "Why do humans INSIST on messing with things that are best just left to nature? Clocks should reflect what is going on in the day's cycle, not arbitrarily ticking away some random interval. Tell the people in charge to stop right away and put things back to normal!" There were howls of approval so strong that I feared the beginning of an "Occupy the Clock Tower" protest.

"As for the sleet, Nuka," I said. "Today is very cold and if we look there is snow on the mountains. I bet the foothils here in town even got a dusting. Here in the valley we aren't cold enough for the rain to turn completely to snow so we get little ice crystals mixed in the water...that is what you feel hitting you. Doesn't have anything to do with the darkness, just the crummy cold weather."

"Dark extra early, damp cold, and getting hit by ice," WD summarized. "Is there any wonder no one likes Mondays?"

REMINDER FROM THE ESKIE COUNTDOWN CLOCK
The Third Annual Worldwide Moment is 11:00pm GMT on November 14th...SEVEN days from today. In our time zone (Mountain Time) The Worldwide Moment occurs at 4pm.

15 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

Sorry to hear about your cruddy weather, gang. And if it's of any consolation, we're not big fans of the time change, either. It's so disorienting to leave work when it's dark!

"Occupy the Clock Tower" ... love it! :)

Be well, friends.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

I am so sorry that the weather is bad there. I will come to make it better. I will bring the sun with me.
Andy

Kari in Vegas said...

our weather has been no good either. Cold, rain and wind!

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

I want it to stay as is, so just make sure they don't change the clock back in the Spring! I love having this extra hour. My day just seems that much longer! :-> But sorry you pups don't like it. It will start to feel more normal to you very soon. :->

I think I have your weather. It is raining with thunder right now, but it is not very cold. I will cross my paws that you feel the warm sunshine tomorrow!

Suka

24 Paws of Love said...

24 Paws knows just how you feel. Like a dark veil is closing in. Always tough this time of year losing the sunlight, not to mention the way humans mess with the time. Hug everyone a little bit tighter and stay warm. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We have rain drops. gray clouds and mud puddles
love
tweedles

KB said...

I couldn't agree more strongly with the WDA. However, there are those who disagree about the clocks. The Runner is a natural early riser and he LOVES when we turn the clocks back... He drives me nuts with his happiness about it. Please go occupy the clock tower, WDA!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, we can understand your hating the change in your daylight. Its not so good. On the other hand, we are having longer days and have started our daylight saving so for us this is a good time. Funny isn't it how we have opposite events at the same time. Take care all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Ginger Jasper said...

Our time changed a couple weeks before yours and we dont like it either as its dark far too early and its cold here too allthough no ice yet thank goodness. Hugs GJ xx

Amber DaWeenie said...

Dat's icky weather for sure. Bad enough that it gets dark so early...but cold sleet too!!! Blah!

Remington said...

Nothing better for gloomy weather than a nap....atleast that is what I think....

Brian said...

I so agree, messing with the time is a silly human trick!

Random Felines said...

ewww - extra yucky Mondays.....

We agree - leave the darn clocks alone....

Bailey Be Good! said...

OOOH! That weather sounds really scary! It was a little like that here last week!

Hope the weather gets better soon!

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Sagira said...

I have a feeling we are in for a bad winter. Last night we had TORNADO watches/warnings here in Ohio in NOVEMBER, can you believe that?