Monday, November 9, 2009

Lilac, It's Daylight Savings Time!

Lilac has always been a quirky hound who liked to do things her own way. I suspect she might be left-handed, since when she lays on the couch, she always does it backwards. She also likes to walk on the opposite side of me when I walk all the dogs together, usually resulting in me getting tangled in her leash and having to pull her around behind my body. I've always just chalked it up to the fact that she marches to the beat of her own drummer. The last couple of weeks have made me wonder, however.
A week before daylight savings time went into effect, Lilac started getting up an hour early. Everyone else would still be sound asleep if it weren't for her insistent ways. I am starting to suspect that it's something she does just to mess with us. It always starts the same way. Lilac gets up and paces around a little bit. My husband hides his head under the pillow.

Lilac: (bark, bark) Hey you! Get up and take me out!

Husband: Do you know what o'dark thirty is?

Lilac: I don't know and I don't care!

Husband: It's too early! I'm not taking you out! Go back to bed!

Lilac: Don't make me pull out the cold nose!

Husband: You can't get to me with the cold nose! Blueberry is sleeping over here beside me!

Lilac: Very funny! You think you're so clever! Fine, I'll just go here on the floor...

Husband: *grumbling* Fine! Let's go! You'd better make it quick!

Lilac: Come on everybody! Time to go out!

Bunny: Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!

Blueberry: We can not be related! I'm having a good dream about chasing a rabbit. Wake me when the sun starts shining.

Lilac: I win again! Out we go!

Husband: One of these days...

Me: Will you just take them out already?

Husband: I'm working on it!

Me: You're not working on it! You're still hiding your head under the pillow!

Husband: Do you know what time it is?

Me: I do now -- it's o'dark thirty! Fine, I'll take them out!

At this point, my husband always gets up, slips on his shoes and stomps out with the girls. Even Blueberry can't sleep through the production, so she gets up and tromps out to the pen with them. They come in and have their breakfast and then Lilac lays down for her early morning nap. Too bad some of us have to go to work and earn money for kibble!

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  1. Ha! O`dark thirty! That`s quite early indeed! Great entry gal!

  2. I have half a crew you need a crowbar to move in the morning, led by Rusty - and half a crew that wonders why we ever sleep. Sigh.

  3. The good old "get up so I can go back to sleep" trick. My least favorite. :)

  4. She's a smart girl to adjust to the time change ahead of schedule! We are all having a problem with that in our house :)

    Emma Rose


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