Sunday, March 8, 2009

Where I Stand Sunday and Biology 202, At It's Best

Playing with pure "circadian" rhythms here. When Daylight Savings time occurs, we humans have a lot to adjust to, especially if we work or need to do something everyday, first thing - in a time constraint. On the other hand, animals, and babies too, only operate on that biological sense of it's time to wake up - it's time to eat. Our dog's internal clocks are set to wake at approximately 7 AM EVERY day. This is where the fun begins. Fun now, but not so much fun in the fall. Bailey, was just getting his evening clock set about right. We feed them in the evening at 5:30. He made it yesterday until about 5:15, before he started nudging and pacing. It has taken him that many months to almost make his 'preset rhythm' adjust to the real time. Is he going to be surprised when supper comes early!
Too bad we are such 'clock worshippers'.
(Ya, and I'm the one making my animals conform to it all. Tsk...)

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing.
Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on.
The ground we tread on has its own stories to tell.

3 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

Sweet dogs. I'd like a dog. I had forgot about the time change.

Karen Hargett said...

I heard Billy Bob, my horse, banging on the round pen this morning with his hoof waiting to be fed. But I'm thinking - what is he doing that for - it's really only 4:15 am no5 5:15. But because food is involved he has already adjusted ;-) I kept hitting my snooze button because I didn't sleep well because of the time change and I was late feeding Billy Bob **sigh** Animals have such great time clocks! He'll be waiting for me when I get home - you can bet on it!

Pattie Wall said...

Mark, you should get a dog. They are a best friend - whenever you need one! Karen, sounds like Billy Bob HAS adjusted quickly. Ha! I wanted to see how our dogs took it for last evening's feeding - but had to rush in and feed them early to get on with the next chore...so I will observe it tonight...this morning they woke up at 8:04 - the old 7:04 from Saturday's time...since neither of us have to rush off for work, it's gonna work out good!