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Autumn or Fall?

September 17th 2012 10:35 pm
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It is definitely getting cooler here. I have been sleeping on the chair in my mum's room at night but last night I nestled right by her side and stayed there all night. She is beautifully cosy and she woke up a couple of times and gave me strokes so it was all snuggly.

And it is getting cold because it is Autumn. Only I learned something new yesterday. I had a letter from my paw pal Laura Belle and my mum read it to me and she talked about Fall.

"What's Fall?"

"It's what they call Autumn in America as it's when all the leaves fall from the trees."

I chuckled. "Those crazy Americans!"

Then I thought about it. Josie and I have been having lots of fun chasing the falled leaves as they blow about and we even have some favourites we've brought in and actually Fall does make sense.

"So why do we call it Autumn?"

"Actually I don't know. I'll look in my book."

So she did and the answer is that no-one really knows. They have thoughts but they don't know if they are right.

People are weird. Imagine not knowing what a word really means and saying it anyway. Every cat reading this knows exactly what "meow" means!


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Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

September 18th 2012 at 1:11 am

MOL, the humans are kinda crazy!
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

September 18th 2012 at 6:10 am

I'm still sleeping next to mum at night there is no better place. Unless the heater in lounge room is on and then that is slightly better because it's warm.
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

September 18th 2012 at 5:28 pm

It is definitely Fall here. The sun falls down earlier and earlier. The leaves fall. Mom doesn't jump out of bed in the morning, she falls over the side mumbling: oh, is it 6 o'clock already? Happy Fall to you and Josie and your Mom.
Purred by: Minuette (Catster Member)

September 19th 2012 at 3:22 am

Mom says they call it Autumn after the Autumnal Equinox , which happens in September. What Mom doesn't understand is why March through May isn't called Ver after the Vernal Equinox. Maybe Spring sprang and Fall, well, just fell. MOL
Mom's family calls it Autumn on this side of the pond most of the time anyway (occasionally Fall though.)

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