Shorter Days Mean Darker Mornings

Sunrise is later each day and sunset is earlier, so our shorter days mean darker mornings which creates a slight problem.

Working dogs holding the floor in place
Working dogs holding the floor in place

During the month of September, we will lose about an hour of daylight, so we are really noticing the shorter days. Hu-Dad says that’s a real problem in the mornings because it’s still dark when we do our first yard run. Unfortunately, that tends to be when he gets the best action photos of us for the blog.

The concern for Hu-Dad's problems on Roscoe's and Typhoon's faces.
The concern for Hu-Dad’s problems on Roscoe’s and Typhoon’s faces.

We know the obvious question is so what. After all, we still have 12 hours of daylight, so he can just capture photos of us later in the day. He says he does but doesn’t have to use a fast shutter speed to capture our “movement.” We think he’s just being a smart aleck now.

Go away, Hu-Dad, I'm busy here.
Go away, Hu-Dad, I’m busy here.


  1. chris on September 10, 2020 at 11:26 am

    I love dark mornings because that means cooler temps and fall is here. I hate summer and warm temps and so do my gsds. And we would rather play by moonlight anyway than sunlight.

  2. JoCindy on September 10, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Typhoon & Roscoe, are you receiving hazard pay for this particular working dog task? It appears to require extra effort to hold that floor down! 😓

  3. Jean B Burkhardt on September 10, 2020 at 8:06 am

    I have to agree that dark mornings seem to cause waking up harder!!! I do enjoy looking at the sleepers-lol

  4. Debbie and Ruby on September 10, 2020 at 7:44 am

    At least your “Russian Floor Mat” has his eyes open, mine not so much!! Such beautiful faces.

  5. tammy j on September 10, 2020 at 6:14 am

    LOL!!! priceless.
    have a great weekend guys. tell Hu Dad… no pressure.
    we would come and just watch you SLEEP! I would anyway.
    you’re all kinda beautiful doncha know? XO

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