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Old 11-04-2013, 04:34 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Spring Forward. Fall Back. Kitty Katty and Charlie think we are being the meanest parents ever and starving them for an hour longer than normal.

They eat 4x a day on a very strict schedule and they just have not adjusted yet. How about your kitties?
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:25 AM
 
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Spring Forward. Fall Back. Kitty Katty and Charlie think we are being the meanest parents ever and starving them for an hour longer than normal.

They eat 4x a day on a very strict schedule and they just have not adjusted yet. How about your kitties?
Ours starts screaming at 4:00 am thinking it's 5:00!
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:37 AM
 
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Both of mine are of the opinion they can eat 24 hours a day on demand.

So there's no change in our household. They yell for noms all the time.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:55 AM
 
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I tried to ignore the furry alarm this morning - not very successfully though. DH grinned and mumbled something about "tummy time".
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I panicked this morning when I woke up to a bright outside. I never use alarm clocks cause frankly I don't sleep much past 4-5 hours. I jumped up and looked at the clock and was very confused in my foggy mind. Kitties don't understand either.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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You're changing the routine by an hour. Of course they won't understand. Dividing up time like that and then switching it around is a uniquely human maneuver.

Here's one way it might work, depending upon your various schedules. Set a given absolute earliest time during STANDARD time. If it's 5 or 6am, whatever, that's the time. Then, when we go on daylight, bump it an hour LATER. They won't know, they don't understand a clock, to them 5am Standard and 6am Daylight would be the same time.

Of course, that will probably only work for a short time anyway because the cats will take cues from your own actions, and if in March you start getting up at what to them is an hour earlier, then they'll just get used to that anyway.

Nuclear option: Move to Arizona. (Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time.)
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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You're changing the routine by an hour. Of course they won't understand. Dividing up time like that and then switching it around is a uniquely human maneuver.

Here's one way it might work, depending upon your various schedules. Set a given absolute earliest time during STANDARD time. If it's 5 or 6am, whatever, that's the time. Then, when we go on daylight, bump it an hour LATER. They won't know, they don't understand a clock, to them 5am Standard and 6am Daylight would be the same time.

Of course, that will probably only work for a short time anyway because the cats will take cues from your own actions, and if in March you start getting up at what to them is an hour earlier, then they'll just get used to that anyway.

Nuclear option: Move to Arizona. (Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time.)
Or Hawaii. No DST there either.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Or Hawaii. No DST there either.
Might work. Looks like they've come up with ways to avoid the 120-day quarantine, so as long as you're able to meet the specs for that, yeah.
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