My understanding is that both the humans and the animals were losing their minds by the 5th day I was gone. The animals were being so annoying they just wanted someone, anyone, to pay attention to them. I heard that Sofie actually started hitting Louise in the head to get her to play. While I was gone my daughter took some pictures, so I will have to see them to understand some of the antics. I did Skype with Muffin and Nine but they were not very talkative; the dogs were at daycare, so I missed them on the call. The report was that the dogs actually did sleep until like 8 AM which never happens when I am home (very interesting). Like JetLag (which takes a major toll on your circadian rhythm especially when you were 14 hours ahead and now you have to come back), MommyLag is similar. It takes time for everything to return to ‘normal.’ Right now both humans and animals want to be near me a lot more than usual. Sofie won’t let me out of her sight. Lulu wants to crawl inside me and keeps one paw on me at all times. I’ve read that JetLag takes one day for every hour you need to readjust, I wonder how much time it takes for MommyLag? I am sure the humans will be back to taking me for granted way before the furballs do. Nice to be home.
Tag Archives: Circadian rhythm
My routine does not change very much day to day. I wake up rather early (4:30 or 5 AM) and try to be quiet so the animals don’t hear me until around 6, I let the dogs out of their kennels around 6:15 usually, and the first thing I do is let them out back. They run, do their stuff, and then come back in and have breakfast. Around 6:25 AM, all 7 animals get feed (the dogs in the dog feeding area, the 3 older cats in the kitchen (each in their spots) and the kittens in the kitten room), and I have my protein shake. By 6:30, I am usually starting my first meeting during the week. Animals do not understand weekends (and neither does my circadian rhythm). So, everyday is basically the same.
I have been told that when I travel, the dogs have been known to sleep late. Is that because the humans watching them just ignore the whimpers, or do they really? I guess I will never know, since I am not there. I would like them to sleep late, but since I do not, they do not. We all fall asleep early in the evening too (I wonder why? – just kidding). Guess they have me trained.
Just another dogdaz morning at the zoo ❤