As I was brushing the cats the other day, I noticed that there wasn’t much fur on the brush, not nearly as much as there has been (see the Forty Pounds of Fur post!). Hmmm, I muttered. Better get the flannel sheets and winter blankies on the bed. Sure enough, when I checked the upcoming weather week, we are going back to our normal October temperatures–highs in low 60’s and lows in mid-to-high 30 ‘s. Rather different from the quite abnormal mid-to-high daytime 70’s we’ve been having.
Both cats are looking a lot heftier than they did last week. Amazing how thick the fur can get overnight! They are bundling up and curling up–no more long cats until spring, I think. There have to be some old legends from the Farmer’s Almanac about cats predicting seasonal changes in the weather. I suppose if I were feeling at all energetic, I could look it up. At the moment, however, I prefer to just say: the more fur, the colder the winter. I think it’s gonna be a cold one!