Cats and the weather

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

If you leave a comment, Jim will visit your blog and leave a comment.Zoey the Cool Cat (picture at left) often wonders why she can't go outside more often. I do take her out to the back patio sometimes so she can sit on my lap and dream about catching some of the hummingbirds.

I tell her that The Weather Channel forecasts rain, and even though we live in sunny San Diego, Zoey the Cool Cat hasn't yet caught on.

She does like to tell me about the weather forecasting ability of her ancestors and often meows, surely wanting me to let her try her paw at forecasting. Zoey the Cool Cat has been reading Planet Cat, and here are some of the forecasting abilities of her ancestors:

  1. A cat sleeping with four paws tucked under itself means cold weather is on the way.
  2. If a cat washes behind its ears, it will soon rain.
  3. When the pupil of a cat's eye broadens, it will rain.
  4. Cats running around wildly means winds are on the way.
  5. Cats clawing a carpet and curtains signify bad weather ahead.
  6. A cat sitting with its back to the fire indicates tht a cold snap is imminent.
  7. A cat sneezing once means rain.
  8. Washing a cat will bring rain. (Even today, the Korat, a native cat of Thailand, is sometimes ceremoniously sprinkled with water to ensure enough rain for the crops.)
  9. A cat scratching itself against the leg of a table means the weather will soon change.
  10. If the tail of a sleeping calico cat is turned to the north or east, a storm is approaching. If it is turned toward the south or west, fair weather is ahead.

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Jim Frimmer
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
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Hey, Connie.

Trying to decipher what zoey the Cool Cat is telling me is always fun.

April 20, 2009 04:08 AM
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Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty

Hello Jim,

Thank you for the information about cats & weather!  Wow - great tips!  Thanks for sharing!

Rita

 

April 20, 2009 10:27 AM
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Jim Frimmer
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Hey, Rita.

Obviously cats are about more than just needing food and love -- LOL.

April 20, 2009 02:26 PM
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Jim & Maria Hart
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Cats running around wildly means winds are on the way.

It must be windy every single night here, right around 10:30-11pm

April 21, 2009 02:03 PM
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Jim Frimmer
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Hey, Jim and Maria.

That's why I only have one cat. Makes it difficult for cats to run around wildly. LOL

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