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Daylight Savings Time springs clocks ahead, but do kitties care

Kitty Lenny isn’t tune into this DST change like humans are.

While most of us set our clocks ahead one hour last night (spring ahead), our kitties most likely didn’t reset their internal clocks.

If you took an extra hour and didn’t get up at the appointed time, chances are, your kitties were not happy at not getting their breakfast at the appointed hour. That time change did nothing for their tummies. They expected their breakfast at 7 or 8 am as always.

Today, we share the many other cats and other pets that are participating in this Sunday’s Selfie Blog Hop kindly hosted by The Cat on My Head. We wonder what other felines, pups, rabbits, and their humans are thinking as we struggle with one hour less of time, something all of us have to little of. Please stop by the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop and meet some wonderful friends who, like us, have now entered the world of DST.

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

This Sunday Selfies Blog Hop is hosted by Cat on My Head

Cats are not wired into time

Unlike humans who become slaves to clocks, cats are not wired into time. They are creatures of habit, and they know when their stomach says it’s time for breakfast. They know when they hear the shower going that you are going to be bribing them with treats so not to play Houdini cat when going out the door.

Daylight Savings Time springs clocks ahead, but do kitties care

Kitty Lenny is content soaking up some sunshine, not caring about what time it is.

Daylight Savings Time springs clocks ahead, but do kitties care?

Little Yellow ponders about why we observe Daylight Saving Time.

At Paws for Reflection, we pondered about this whole time change thing, not that the cats care; however, the humans were a bit curious about this custom. Turns out springing ahead to summer time is what they call Daylight Saving (not plural) Time. It adds one hour to standard time, making use of daylight to conserve energy. If you don’t have to turn the lights on until 8 pm, rather than 7pm, it saves energy, which does make sense. Additionally, it shifts light from early morning, when most people and kitties are snoozing away, to later in the day when people are bustling with activity.



Are your cats giving up partying or napping for Lent?

We cats at the Paws household plan to have one big partying bash on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) before getting ready for some super-duper napping during Lent.

And we wanted to share our plans with the many feline families participating in this Sunday Selfie Blog Hop kindly sponsored by the Cat on My Head. We invite all of the kitties and their humans to come on over and do some serious pawtying today, or any time before the pawty ends on Ash Wednesday.

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop

While we won’t be at N’aw-lins’ Bourbon Street, or even in the French Quarter (Our Mummy would be terrified we’d get trampled by all the reveling pawtiers specially after the drunken driver plowed into a crowd of by-standers yesterday, injuring some 28), we’re planning to have one last pawty at home.

Our Mummy wouldn’t dream of letting us pawty with bourbon, as pictured here, because we kitties should never drink alcohol. It’s not because we are teetotalers, it’s cause it’s really bad for us – it could even kill us. We find lots of people leave out a glass of something like bourbon and water to find kitty taking a few sips. Best to call the Pet Poison Helpline in that case.

Are your cats giving up partying or napping for Lent?

Pink Collar looks like she just partied too hard at Mardi Gras with some bourbon on the infamous Bourbon Street. Remember even small amounts of alcohol can be deadly for your cats. Resort to catnip, instead. If your kitty takes a drink, it’s best to reach out to the Pet Poison Helpline.

Are your cats giving up partying or napping for Lent?

Lenny is thinking about how he’s going to pawty on Mardi Gras. No Bourbon or Bourbon Street for him, but maybe some catnip will do the trick.



Sunday Selfie: Pink Collar taking a nap

Pink Collar is enjoying a lazy Sunday doing her favorite hobby: napping..

Pink Collar is enjoying a lazy Sunday doing her favorite hobby: napping..

Feline arthritis, a silent epidemic

Pink Collar has problems jumping due to her arthritis. Her human has put several boxes and arranged furniture to make it easier for her to get to her favorite sleeping places.

Are your cats napping today. This human is kind of jealous, cause that’s what I’d like to be doing. No luck. Got to shovel snow, do dishes, and hopefully do some writing. What are your cats up to today?

Today, we’re joining the Cat on My Head’s Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks for hosting this awesome blog hop.

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop


Category: Cat Pop Culture

10 Reasons Cats won’t replace the Groundhog on February 2

Can you imagine your cat replacing the Groundhog’s weather predictions on February 2? While it’s humorous to think of the possibilities, it’s probably not going to happen.

The Groundhog has become the official weather predictor on this special day. It is believed Groundhog Day was adopted in the U.S. in 1887. Clymer H. Freas, then editor of the local paper Punxsutawney Spirit,promoted the town’s groundhog as the official “Groundhog Day meteorologist.

10 Reasons Cats won't replace the Groundhog on February 2

10 Reasons Cats won’t replace the Groundhog on February 2

Both Canada and the United States, most prominently in Punxsutawney, PA. celebrate Ground Hog Day, brought here by German immigrants..

This year, the reported Prognosticator of Prognosticators, Punxsutawney Phil, will once again appear at sunrise on February 2 at Gobbler’s Knob in the Pennsylvania Wilds to make his annual prediction on the 131st Groundhog Day.

But what’s the big deal? Groundhog Day marks the half way point of winter. Technically 6 weeks from now, it will be the first day of Spring. Most years and this one in particular, we folks in New England and other northern locations can’t wait for Spring, that is unless we ski, snowmobile or embark in other outside winter activities. The cold, snow and ice is wearing on us. We at the Paws household are certainly sick and tired of shoveling and driving on slick ice-covered road.

Will the Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby,,the latest in a long time of Groundhog weather forecasters, really see his shadow? If t is cloudy when the  groundhog emerges to the surface, Spring will arrive early. If it is sunny, the groundhog will see his shadow and retreat back to his burrow for 6 more weeks, as Winter continues  until the first day of Spring.

As the days are getting a tad longer, we wonder:

  • Will there be 6 more weeks of winter?
  • Could the end of winter finally be in sight?

Just imagine if Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby weather predictions were replaced by those of Grumpy Cat, Garfield, Felix the Cat, or even the Paws household cats. We know one thing for sure. It would be quite a different type of celebration.

Would February 2 then become Cat Day rather than Groundhog Day? Rather than emerging from a burrow, the cat would wake from his slumber from a nice warm bed? Would he go outside or just take a glimpse out the window?



Paws is moving on to host a fun Facebook & Blog photo contest. Now that all the shock and  hoopla of the elections is over (well kinda), we’re moving on to a much more interesting subject, cats – most notably, a contest of fun photos of you and your cats. Paws spent a grueling day at the polls doing exit interviews from 8 am to closing time at 8pm. Then, we stayed for the results from all those record-breaking numbers of hand ballots. We felt like we’d been through a cat fight at the end of the day, driving with windows open in 32 degree temperatures.

Were those cats ever glad to see their human, or perhaps, we should say, their human was some glad to see them.

Paws picks, fun Facebook & Blog photo contest

We’re asking cat folk to post their most fun photos of them and their cat, This can be your bestest Thanksgiving photo, holiday photo, or just you hanging out with your cat(s). There’s no limit to how many you can post, but let’s not have zillions of the same cat. Kinda like term limits, you know. Paws is betting most of the entries will be Independent cats, though. We’ve been tossing this photo contest idea around for a long time, and last night, the light bulb went on.



Catpersonable BJ Bangs

At Paws for Reflection, we're serious about cats, writing about cat health, cat rescue and cat news. We delve into why cats are the absolute best soul mates. We spring in a little humor with lots of travel tips, photos and a few feline tales, making Paws for Reflection a must stop for cat information on the cat crazed Internet. BJ is an award-winning blogger/journalist, communications professional and photographer.

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