Daylight Savings Means Adjusting Med Times


Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. One of the more annoying things humans have done is come up with daylight savings time. I’ve been told it served a purpose many years ago when a lot of people lived on farms & we had what was called a “rural economy”.  Today though, most humans live in big cities & towns, daylight savings doesn’t make much sense. Besides, the epilepsy monster doesn’t care what time it is.

Like all canine epilepsy warriors, I must take my medications every twelve hours. I’m fortunate that Knotty Toys for Good Dogs is a home based business because that means huMom is almost always here with me.  Making the switch in the spring & fall is easy because huMom simply maintains the twelve hour interval regardless of what the clock says. My 11 o’clock dose becomes a 10 o’clock dose for several months. Then it goes back to 11 o’clock, but it’s always really been the same time & twelve hours apart.

This past year has been unusual & a lot of humans were told to stay home to help fight the spread of Covid-19. For those of you who are still staying home, you can simply do what huMom & I do.

For those of you who can’t wait an hour to give meds, you’ll need to make a slow adjustment in the week before the time change. That means right now. if you can start tonight (Monday) you’ll have until Sunday morning to adjust & since it’s spring, you’ll want to delay giving meds for, in this case, ten minutes per evening. So, tonight you wait until 10:10, & the next morning when you administer the meds give them also at 10:10. Tuesday night go to 10:20, next morning also at 10:20 & repeat this, adding ten minutes until you’ve reached the full hour.

If there was more time you could adjust by only 5 minutes & slow the transition. Mark your calendar for the fall change now if that’s a better idea for your epi warrior.

Now you’ll have to excuse me, I need extra naps this week to make up for the hour I will lose Saturday night. 😉

CEO Olivia


Artist Calvin Nicholls

Canine Culture

To most of us a sheet of paper is something we mark with some form of base or medium.  HuMom will write a letter with ink or create a image with a strike of graphite or splash of paint.  I myself occasionally enjoy a pawsome afternoon painting with my pallet of purples.  Paper is the canvas for our ideas whether they be written in the language of text or in the dogpictions of the eye & imagination.

However, today’s artist creates the most doglightful pieces without leaving a single mark on his paper canvas.  Calvin Nicholls instead uses knives, scissors & glue in his pawsitively delicate & wagnificently intricate paper sculptures.

Calvin Nicholls enrolled in a 3 year Art Program at Sheridan College in 1976, worked for an advertising agency for a year before opening his own successful freelance design studio in Toronto, huMom’s hometown.   More about his success & achievements can be read here.

When questioned on the delicate & fragile nature of the pieces Calvin Nicholls answers, “The cuts & texture are often tiny & very delicate but due to the numerous glue joints for every piece, the overall strength is substantial. Tests of the bond between glue & paper reveal that when deliberately forced, the paper tears while the glue seam remains intact.”

Dot & Jerry Underfoot took notice immediately that this artist was pawsitively keen on our feathered furiends.

We sniffed out this link if you would like to read more on Calvin Nicholls’ technique & a link to his Instagram account.

Have a safe & wooftastic weekend, CEO Olivia 💜