Greetings fellow felines. Snoops and Kommando here. Whether you realized it or not, fall has fallen. Last Thursday was the autumnal equinox, which means that fall has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere. We like this time of year because the days are getting shorter and that means more time for cuddling. We also get to break out our favorite blankets.
We’ve been looking around the Internet to see what other kitties enjoy doing this time of year, and to be honest, we were a little surprised. It seems that a lot of cats enjoy taking in the sights this time of year. We’ve gathered a few of the most popular ideas.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Some patches allow pets, so if you’re the adventurous type, maybe you want to stroll among the pumpkins. They come is all sizes and we’re sure your human could use the help when it comes to picking out the perfect one for your porch. And it will make a great social media post. Just make sure you’re in a stroller or on a harness/leash. You don’t want to be left there.
Play in the Leaves
Once they come down off the trees, leaves are a lot of fun to play in. You can run and jump and hide. Loose leaves blowing in the wind are fun to chase. It’s also a lot of fun to supervise the humans putting them into big piles for us to jump in. If you don’t want to play with them outside, maybe you can talk your human into bringing a few into the house. If they put a couple of small logs in a box with the leaves, you will have a pawsome sensory pit. Your human can also decorate your catio with fall foliage.
If you like walking outside, now is the perfect time. It’s not too hot to enjoy wandering around. There should be lots of leaves and other stuff on the ground to explore. If you don’t want to walk; try talking your human into carrying you in a backpack. Or a stroller would be cool too. Make sure you don’t snack on anything you can’t identify.
Go for a Drive
We’re told that some cats love cars. We are not those cats. But if you are, this is a great time to talk your human into a drive around the neighborhood to look at the fall colors and how things are changing. Maybe they’ll even stop at a cat-friendly shop and get you a spiced pumpkin cream drink.
Make Pumpkin Treats
Many cats love pumpkin puree. It’s full of fiber and is good for our digestive systems. Pumpkin has lots of vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants. You can either get it canned or out of one of those pumpkins you found at the pumpkin patch. Some kitties like it mixed with a little chicken or tuna. You can even have your human grind up the seeds and mix them in.
Watch a Scary Movie
It’s perfect weather for curling up under a blanket and watching a movie with your favorite human. The best part is that they won’t move for a couple of hours. Maybe you can talk them into getting you some freeze-dried cat treats as a special movie munchie.
Visit a Fall Festival
This doesn’t really sound like all that much fun to us, but we’re putting it out there for you ultra social types. There are lots of outdoor festivals in the fall, but they usually come with a lot of people and noise. If your human thinks you might enjoy it, insist on a stroller or backpack. A related idea is Oktoberfest which also has activities in a brewery, some of which are pet-friendly. You can enjoy a snack on the patio.
Go Apple Picking
Some orchards allow pets on the premises. You might want to join your human when they go to pick apples. We recommend a backpack or stroller – those places are huge! Definitely see if you can score a bite or two of apple while you’re there.
Tour a Corn Maze
We really don’t understand the appeal of a corn maze. Human wander around down rows of corn plants, trying not to get lost. But it sounds like it would be a fun way to get some fresh air. You definitely want a backpack or stroller. Who knows how long your human might be wandering around.
Do a Photo Shoot
Does your human need more pictures of beautiful you? This is the perfect opportunity. If you like to dress up, you can do a Halloween shoot. Otherwise, just some pictures among the fall foliage would be beautiful.
These are only a few of the things we found to do this time of year. Of course, you can always follow our lead: fall is the time when we both move back onto Mom’s bed for lots of cool weather snuggling.
Pictures courtesy of Google Images.
25 thoughts on “A Cat’s Guide to Welcoming Fall”
Snoops! Commando!! You have nailed it in every suggestion!
And Mommy thanks you for coming to see us when we have a sad time. XX
Thank you! Hope you are finding peace.
Really enjoyed reading your blog,great ideas will definetly try some of them. Thank you hugs & purrs Mom & Spike.xx
Thank you! We’re looking forward to fall
Posing, on the bed, with pumpkin treats and some catnip leaves seems an ideal combo for us. Sadly Mrs H does not allow eating of anything in bed, including mice!
That is unfortunate. How does she feel about eating on the sofa while watching movies?
You can TAKE CATS to a pumpkin patch? 😱
Only some of them.
Only some pumpkin patches? Or … only some cats? 🤣🤣🤣
Snoops and Commando thanks for the smiles – our weather is pretty warm still – a few leaves falling “early” here, but we like the cuddling idea best (we’ll just turn down the AC) Happy Fall!
Thank you! It turned cool up here last week. Cuddling is the best
NOne of my cats would want to go for a drive but Frodo loves the idea of doing a photo shoot!
That makes sense. Frodo is a very handsome cat.
My kitties like to keep warm. I will be getting out the heated blankie and heating pad. My Angel Sammy loved corn. XO
My daughters cats like corn. I’ve never had a cat who ate veggies.
All good ideas. I just love fall. Nice pics too!
Snoopss an Kommando mee iss with youss’ 150% purr cent ’bout watchin a scarey movie!! Or snuggellin inn BellaSita’ss bed inn mee Veelurr blankit….so soft an warm!!
Mee likess THE playin inn leafss idea ALOT!
Sadly iss pourin here today…so two soggy!! Mew mew mew…..
**nose rubsss** BellaDharma an **laffss** BellaSita Mum
It’s been raining a lot here too. Excellent snuggling weather.
THE rain keepss circullin round an round THE Bay an makin more rain Snoopss an Kommando!! CATFISH!
I wish we could go out in the garden with Granny, but we have to stay inside for a while longer😸You brought up purrfect ideas to spend fall, you sweet pumpkins🎃Double Pawkisses for you all🐾😽💞
Thank you! Inside snuggling is good this time of year
Autumn and cats… They are so lovely and I enjoyed reading your guide to welcoming fall. Thank you, Love, nia