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March 14, 2021: Shadow’s Dog Blog: Daylight Savings Time

There are a lot of things that I don’t understand, which is understandable because I’m only 11 months old. I suspect that when I’m five, I’m going to know a whole lot more.

Right now, I’m puzzled about what Alys and Pete call Daylight Savings Time. I don’t get it, how daylight can be saved, I mean, where do you put it? If, say, you put in a container, might it leak?

All I know is this – Alys and Pete’s saying that it was daylight saving time coincided with their getting up earlier than usual. I heard Alys say, “spring ahead and fall behind,” meaning that when they got up at eight that it was seven a.m. Yes, the

Shadow in the snow on the picnic table

sun was out. So, this means that when it’s eight that it will be seven p.m. So, it appears that there will be less daylight at 7 a.m. in the morning and more daylight at 7 p.m. in the evening.

So yes, they got up at 7 a.m. And as usual, Alys did the outside chores and Pete made breakfast. Me, I ate my breakfast, earlier than usual, but this was okay with me.

Alys got out real early and took Tinni for a walk, this time without me. This was strange. I did hear Pete say that he’d be going skiing later, and  that he’d take me with him. I was glad to hear this – I haven’t been out much lately because Alys has been road riding the horses. Her explanation to me has been that the trails are snowed in.

I was wondering if my outings were going to be a thing of the past. I asked Ryder about this and she said she thought not, although it might be some time before either of us saw trail time.

Alys took Hrimmi for a road ride then Alys and Pete took Raudi and Tyra for what seemed to me to be a very long road ride. They seemed pleased when they returned; once again, Alys was raving about how good all the horses are. There was then some discussion about their doing a long horse trek this summer. They didn’t mention Ryder or me going along. I am assuming that they will take us because in the past, they’ve taken a dog along. Two dogs, hmmm, well, if I have to, I can kill and eat gophers or something. I just don’t want to be left behind.

I was surprised to hear Alys say that she’d also go skiing. This is because Alys instead goes horseback riding. But she was done riding, and I guess she decided to accompany Pete.

Pete was really pleased that Alys decided to come with, just like Alys was pleased that Pete decided to do a road ride. I noticed right away that Alys took great joy in watching us dogs run and chase one another. She did, towards the end, get tired – she told Pete that because she was dehydrated that she didn’t get her second wind. I think that she will do more skiing this month, but of course the next time bring water.

We got home at 5 p.m. It was still daylight. Hoorah, I say, for daylight savings time.

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