According to an article I read, the August 21st eclipse may have an effect on your pets. Dogs and cats may go into their "night routine," which for dogs is sleeping and for cats is for raising h*ll. If you have hoofed stock, the cattle may lay down and nap, and horses head for the barn. When the sun reappears, cattle will get up and resume grazing, and horses will ask you, "What is going on?" No one has said what effect the eclipse might have on ferrets, hamsters, and white mice. Since these are basically indoor pets, they may just shrug their shoulders and continue watching their favorite TV programs. I expect our five kittens to briefly nap, and then expect their evening feeding, although it is 2:30 in the afternoon. That does not relieve us from providing another evening feeding at 8 p.m. Cats have internal clocks, but those clocks can be reset to accommodate an extra meal.