As we descend into darkness of plain old regular time standard I have a dog and two cats waking up from the late afternoon nap without sunshine. They want to go out, they go out, they come back in and look at me with sad eyes. I tell them they should enjoy hibernating for another four months. They look at me with sad eyes and lead me to their food bowls. I tell them they have already put on enough fat to survive four months. They look at me with sad eyes and point out they have BBQ sauce and they plan on using it. I turn on the lights and put food in their bowls.