In Fall, when we set out clocks back, most people usually adapt after a week or so from the dreaded and stupid time change. One may feel groggy for a couple days, or even mess up on the time, but once you fix all your clocks you get on with life.
Well, dogs do not understand the changing of the hour ahead in the spring and back in the fall. Their clocks are obviously set in there stomachs, and there is no changing that.
Ever since November when we changed out clocks back, the dogs start to get restless for supper around 3:30. Before November the time would have been 4:30. At 4:30 I can handle it, but when they start at 3:30 it is riduculous. They run around the house from room to room, checking their bowls on the way by to make sure nothing has been deposited into them. They then want to go out every 5 minutes, because we always put them out for a while before they eat.
So the dance of dinner starts at least by 4, and continues until 5 or when they eat…whichever comes first.
I have tried to tell them that they forgot to change their belly clocks back by an hour, but they are just not getting it. They just look at me with a puzzled face and wag. Then they want to go out again, because they think this will get them food.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and you can’t get him to set his clock right either.