Weather Forecatsing

HeadshotNo, my title is not a typo. And if you feel the need to be astonished today, all you need to do is keep reading.

In the 1930’s, there was a white tomcat named Napoleon living in Baltimore, Maryland. His owner, Mrs. de Shields, noted that every time it was about to rain Napoleon would lie on the floor, stretch out his front legs, and tuck his head down between them. During one particular year, there was a drought that had lasted for over a month, until one day Mrs. de Shields noticed Napoleon taking up his rain-approaching pose. However, according the official forecast, the weather wasn’t about to break. Mrs. de Shields put her trust in Napoleon and telephoned a newspaper, telling them that it was going to rain because her cat had predicted it. Lo and behold, it did rain! After that, Napoleon’s premonitions were published in the newspaper. In the six years that Napoleon made his predictions, he never got the weather wrong—a record envied by most human meteorologists.

This story is quoted from a little book called Cat-a-Logue: A Curiosity of Feline Facts by Deborah Robertson. And it just goes to show what amazing creatures we felines are! So tell me, what can your cat do?

About flashthecatblog

I am the Professional Mews for Cindy Strandvold, as well as a huge fan of middle-grade books. Which, coincidentally, is the age Cindy writes for.
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2 Responses to Weather Forecatsing

  1. piracetam says:

    When did cats first become house pets? The first felines to regularly live with humans probably came of their own free will – attracted by the large amounts of mice and rats that infested the grain storehouses of early Egyptian civilization. We know this from he carved or painted images of cats that were found on ancient Egyptian tomb walls. The scenes showed that cats eventually came to share the Egyptians’ homes.

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