As this past Sunday morning dawned across the nation, newly returned to standard time, it was clear our pets did not get the message. Confused, distressed, or simply driven to the brink by hunger, America’s cats and dogs let us know, in no uncertain terms, that they would have preferred their meals at the usual time, thank you very much.
Here are some of the more illustrative examples we found of pets protesting the annual falling back of the clocks.
Daylight Savings sucks for every pet parent in the US this morning. This starts the annual Battle of Wills, lasting about a week. Me vs Himself. Branson will lie in his food bowls, yowling cause he thinks it’s time to eat, but I can’t feed him yet.#CatsOfTwitter#DaylightSavingspic.twitter.com/Xs4ARu9qZC
Gwendolyn Elliott is the Rover blog’s Lead Editor. Before coming to Rover, she was an editor at Seattle magazine and Seattle Weekly. She loves learning and writing about culture, travel, animals, and plant-based living, and is a self-professed “freak for animals” who believes pets are people, too.
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