As this past Sunday morning dawned across the nation, newly returned to standard time, it was clear our pets did not get the message. Confused, distressed, or simply driven to the brink by hunger, America’s cats and dogs let us know, in no uncertain terms, that they would have preferred their meals at the usual time, thank you very much.
Here are some of the more illustrative examples we found of pets protesting the annual falling back of the clocks.
I command thee to feed me
Does anyone know how to explain daylight savings time to a dog bc it’s not going well over here pic.twitter.com/drbucOv5Dv
— Katie MacBride (@msmacb) November 8, 2021
I can’t even look at you
We call it daylight savings time. Our pets call it “why the heck did you change my dinner time?” 😂😂 #DaylightSavingTime #DaylightSavings #beagle #dogsoftwitter #CatsOfTwitter pic.twitter.com/dIWhrAVTZb
— Angie 🌈🌊💙 (@AngelaDHillis) November 7, 2021
Someone please explain daylight savings time to my hungry dog pic.twitter.com/XrDA1mz8uW
— Michael DiLullo (@Mike_DiLullo) November 7, 2021
Approval ratings really don’t get much worse
My cat, who knows *exactly* when she’s fed, would like you to know that daylight savings time is Bullshit. pic.twitter.com/chPtOjlAsG
— Nome🔜PAXU (hosting a panel, holy fuck) (@NomeDaBarbarian) November 7, 2021
One more hour of this and I will become a werewolf, you know
Literally woke up to this. Apparently feeding time does not recognize daylight savings time. pic.twitter.com/EDOMMOxVYU
— Jenny Lawson (@TheBloggess) November 7, 2021
Trying to explain daylight savings time to my cat. Yes she has to wait another hour to eat now, but in 6 months she’ll get to eat an hour early.
She’s not impressed. pic.twitter.com/FzUwHqnQsL
— Mr. Fahrenheit (@hayleyscomet_28) November 7, 2021
What! False! Hope!
My cats have informed me that the end of daylight savings is a scam to delay breakfast. pic.twitter.com/ShLDgBI5Z7
— Kori (@KoriOtter) November 7, 2021
We could find another family that actually feeds us
I just fed them one hour early because how else to explain? pic.twitter.com/Rf5levprbR
— Lili Chin 程麗蓮🐕🐈🐈🎨📚🇲🇾🇺🇲 (@lilita_yaya) November 8, 2021
Did I do something wrong?
This one does not understand daylight savings time. She is positive we forgot her 8 pm cookie time. pic.twitter.com/hTPN0aeuoN
— Kim Jones (@seattlekim) November 8, 2021
Fine. I’ll wait.
To all the pet owners out there we know they don’t get the daylight savings thing. Set some boundaries. If you can. Ya that’s him waiting. pic.twitter.com/89I6G7fjuA
— Jemma 🌊🏀✡️☮️🕉💪🏽 (@myprochoice) November 7, 2021
Can not believe this is actually happening right now
— Mere🐈dyth (@Meredythl) November 7, 2021
A pleading stare
These dogs acting like they don’t know about daylight savings!! Leave me alone and go back to sleep!! pic.twitter.com/bSGkXPrbuk
— banh mi bb (@LLCoolKris) November 7, 2021
Dogs against daylight savings
Louie would like you to join his newest cause. D.A.D.S.
— Elisha (@_elishavictoria) November 8, 2021
Too much to bear
starving cat doesn’t understand daylight savings, thinks it’s past dinner time pic.twitter.com/6UIUEcBSjy
— sponge boy me bob (@blazeybones) November 7, 2021
Are you being serious right now?
Yo these dogs do not GAF about daylight savings, talkin bout “where’s my dinner lady!!!!! You late!!!!” pic.twitter.com/vR0ZkVPqDV
— Dr. YoFiggy (@DrYoFiggy) November 8, 2021
I can’t believe I have to ask
Everyone who wants to end daylight savings forever can win my vote if they can successfully explain to the dog why he’s not eating for another hour pic.twitter.com/TMe2Z4RTry
— Rouvy Legend, Basketball Idiot (@Bitterwhiteguy) November 7, 2021
Tell your cat: we agree!! pic.twitter.com/eUQgW4fE6B
— faith_in_humanity_suspended 🌊🍑 (@stillinatl) November 8, 2021
trying to explain the concept of daylight savings to our cats and it’s not working, they’re still mad pic.twitter.com/dKUxkPkJlo
— ray lopez’s missing soul (@amigxcomunistx) November 8, 2021
Three bowls. Three cats. You know what to do.
The Cat Union has not agreed to eat its dinner one hour later, and firmly rejects the end of daylight savings. pic.twitter.com/49VcqOFvlc
— 🌊Carol🌊🐈⬛🐈⬛🐈⬛🐕🍩👧🏻🧒🏻 (@caroledwine) November 7, 2021
The look that sees right through you
— 🦠 PaxPox 🦠 (@thepaxpox) November 7, 2021
Happy Daylight Savings Time! Said no cat ever.
— Misty (@mistysaid) November 7, 2021
I am and it’s all her fault. Pets just don’t understand Daylight Savings Time pic.twitter.com/dTcpuxysH4
— Paul Preston 🎃👻 (@pbanditp) November 7, 2021
Daylight Savings sucks for every pet parent in the US this morning. This starts the annual Battle of Wills, lasting about a week. Me vs Himself. Branson will lie in his food bowls, yowling cause he thinks it’s time to eat, but I can’t feed him yet.#CatsOfTwitter #DaylightSavings pic.twitter.com/Xs4ARu9qZC
— Tracy E. Wilkinson (@TWHomeGarden) November 7, 2021