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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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How do your cats adapt to the time change? For a couple of days I couldn't understand why Missy was asking for her food early, then I remembered, the clocks had been changed.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 12:06 PM
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Now that MowMow feels better he's back to wanting to cuddle @ 5:30 in the morning....unfortunately his internal clock doesn't match my external clock so he's waking me @ 4:30 for kisses and cuddles.... thankfully if i grunt a "no" at him he settles down and tries later.

Amazingly Shepherd Book is the one who doesn't bother me until I get up out of bed. He stays asleep on his blanket until I get up, then all bets are off and he starts yowling like he hasn't eaten in days.
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The cats only seemed to notice the first morning. But that may have been because I forgot to change the clock time on my timer that turns on the lights in the living room, so they popped on at 5 am.

However, I'm still getting sleepy at 9:00 pm now so I'm not coping as well.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 03:01 PM
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The kitties are slowly adapting although they are still ready for their food early. Wait until they find out that we will be gone until mid-evening when they normally get fed at 2:30 in the afternoon. They are going to be all messed up.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 06:21 AM
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Tucker still hasn't gotten used to the time change...he started meowing at 5 am (he wanted to be fed) and he scratched at the door for the next hour (he usually sleeps in my room then goes out into the house after getting fed). I hope he gets used to the time change soon, I need my rest!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 08:50 AM
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My cats are finally adjusting. I feed them dinner around 7 pm and usually my one cat sits and waits for it at 6:30 pm sharp. This week she has been doing it at 5:30 pm, then 6, now she is back to waiting for it at 6:30. She sits where her food dish is put for meals and stares at me until dinner time. I usually feel bad then cave and feed them early . Lol
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 09:02 AM
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In Europe we already changed our clocks about 2 weeks ago and Ruby still hasn't adjusted. She's been waking me up an hour early every day demanding her food. I don't give in to her and I don't get up until it's time, but I really hope she will get used to it soon!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 07:25 PM
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It seems the cats do better than I do! They are messed up for a few days but I'm off for about a week!
It is dark so early now, I HATE it!


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 09:00 PM
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They all want to eat early. They do not care about the time change. Cabbit, the outside kitty, Franky, the stray that showed up 3 months ago and Zorro, the neighbors cat are all waiting by the front porch wondering why the service has gone down hill. The inside cats have dry food out during the day so they don't care as much.
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