DST #sol18

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DST #sol18

March 11, 2018

The amazing dog knew that DST had arrived.  At what will be, when I acknowledge DST existence by force tomorrow, our wake up time,  she gently placed her wet nose in my eye.  When I instinctively said,  it’s not time yet, but rolled over to look at the clock,  there it was in clock face boldness,  the exact right time to get out of bed according to Daylight Savings Time.  Grant it,  the clock didn’t and doesn’t say the right time.  I am not one to preemptively fix the time.  SHE. JUST. KNEW.  For a half an hour,  I stayed in bed hearing the soft jingle of the tags on her collar from the other room, composing blogs in my head.  Then I resigned myself to being awake.  I got my coat.  Lily jumped down from the chair.  I clicked on her leash.  Off we went into the predawn.  The neighbors’ houses were dark and the only sound was the soft padding of her paws on the pavement.  When we passed the neighbor’s house where her dog friends live,  I noticed the lights were on in their kitchen.  Do they all know?

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9 thoughts on “DST #sol18

  1. Oh, I did not even think of that –we were up at 4:00 (or 5:00) today. The only good thing for me was that it was early enough that I was able to fall back to sleep! How do they know?? Thanks for starting my day (for the second time) with a laugh.
    Clare

  2. I like the gentle tension of the imagery in this line: “For a half an hour, I stayed in bed hearing the soft jingle of the tags on her collar from the other room, composing blogs in my head.”

  3. Yes, I do think all the dogs know. I love your line – I am not one to preemptively fix the time. Sadly, I am one to do this but not last night as we were driving home from the airport and didn’t get into bed until 3:45 a.m. DST.

  4. “Composing blogs in my head.” That’s what’s happening to me these days, both before I fall asleep and after I wake up. It’s almost as disruptive as the time shift.

  5. I don’t know what I enjoy more – Lily’s intelligence or the picture of the giant coffee on the cartoon for the day after DST! Too true! Seems we’re all living “in a constant state of composition” with the slice challenge – but that’s so good. Cheers to you (with a giant cup of coffee). 🙂

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