Dispatches from the Swamp – the ‘I hate daylight savings time’ edition

  • I really don’t understand why we are still doing this whole daylight savings time thing. When it was first introduced in 1895 and really took hold during World War I. The idea was to save electricity by reducing the use of incandescent bulbs to light evening activities. Surely this is no longer necessary now. Plus since George Bush had the bright idea[1] to stretch out the amount of time we spend in DST, it now starts earlier and ends later. I hate it. It messes with my routine.
  • I had the last of my sedation dental work done on Thursday. This time I seemed to remember way less of that day than before. It also took much longer for me to shed the effects of the medication. I wonder if the medication becomes more effective each time you use it. Anyway, I get the last of my new crowns on Friday. Yippy for me!
  • I have to say that the longer I live with Zoe the more impressed I have become at how she gets her own way by making your life so freaking miserable that you can’t even consider not giving in to her. Case in point – last night we had pizza. Zoe barked and scratched at my chair and me for a good 40 minutes. Finally I gave her some. Then one of the pieces I gave her went under the chair and she would not rest until she got it. She tormented me by almost upsetting my laptop until I got up and flipped the chair up so she could get her damn pizza! There is no hope of ever training this dog. The only reason she will humour us and pee outside is because she gets a treat when she is done. She tries to play us with this as well by going out on the step and coming back in without doing anything. I think we have convinced her that we are all pretty stupid.
  • We have been involved in transporting Miss Pickles between Chilliwack animal control and her foster home in Vancouver. As a surprise, Pickles’ foster mother made some liver cakes for the dogs! Nummy! They really enjoyed them. Here are some pictures of the layered liver cake!

L is for liver. A is for apple. T is for Tru! Tru got her very own cake.


[1] No pun intended.

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  1. Zoe is convinced of our stupidity because we are stupid with her. Stupid in love. Unless she begins to behave in ways that are dangerous to herself or others, nothing is going to change. She had 9+ years of misery, and her reward for surviving that is being here with us, treated like the empress she is, and being loved, respected and valued. Zo-Zo is the most self-actualized dog I have ever met, and a natural hedonist…she is, after all, a Shih Tzu.

  2. I think you can blame my representative in Congress, Ed Markey, for the extended DST. I think it was his bill. I still vote for him because he’s a Democrat, but I haven’t really forgiven him for making DST even more crazy.

    • I remember George Bush discussing this in the media at some point as a way to conserve fuel.

  3. I wish we could stay on DST all year long and dispense with Standard Time.


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