Monday, March 23, 2009

Cats on the Clock

A day or so after the clocks sprang forward, I had one of those brief exchanges that linger in the mind.

The woman who regularly feeds my neighborhood’s homeless and cadging cats had spread her bowls on the sidewalk as usual, but none of the felines were around.

“They don’t know the time changed,” she said. “They don’t know when to look for me.”

I’d never considered the havoc that might result for animals on a day on which everyone in 47 states suddenly shifted their behavior patterns.

The cats have figured it out, however.

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