Here in the States, we had our time change so we lost an hour of sleep. Honestly, I think it’s an antiquated notion that needs to end, but no one asked me. It’s no fun for anyone, but it’s especially miserable for dog owners. Trying to convince dogs that the time has changed by an hour is no fun. It’s a strong lesson about those internal clocks our dogs are born with.
On top of helping our dogs adjust to the time change, I spent literally all day yesterday trying to get my phone restored, and after all the hours when I could have been outside enjoying those extra rays of sunshine that I was stuck inside with tech support, I was feeling more than a little out of sorts. At that point, just about everything was frustrating. I was losing more than an hour, I was also losing my mind, and for once, the dogs weren’t responsible
Of course, the dogs didn’t give two figs about my technology woes. They didn’t even give me sad eyes about not going out in the sunshine. It was just an opportunity for them to catch up on that missing hour of sleep. When I finally got done with tech support, still no better off than when I contacted them, I knew I needed to seriously relieve some stress.
I finally got a chance to take a shower and when I came out of the bathroom, some of my favorite shows were on. Bunny was laying on our bed in the bedroom, and a minute later, she appeared in front of me as I settled in for some television watching. She put her head against my chest and as soon as my fingers slid along her silky fur, I felt my blood pressure drop back to normal human levels. I can definitely vouch for the therapeutic properties of dog fur.
All in all, it wasn’t a great weekend for us, but it was good at reminding about how forgiving and beneficial dogs are. They didn’t waste more time feeling bad about what didn’t happen, they enjoyed the little time that we did have to relax. Sometimes, we just need those little reminders in our lives.