I’m sure everyone has started to notice the changing of the seasons, grass regrowing thanks to the rain, certain trees losing their leaves, the night’s drawing in etc.
But have you notice how/if your routines have changed?
For me it started a week or so ago with my cat.
She is a cat, so she sleeps most the day and runs around most of the night.
Throughout the summer she has been doing this mostly outside, sleeping in the garden under the bushes or curled up in a clump of grass. Randomly disappearing for a bit, and sometimes coming in to lay down under my chair, but this was purely so she would get fed the next time I moved! Then at night she would again be out, coming back in once or twice to wake me up before heading back out again.
But recently I noticed she was back in throughout the day, back sleeping on the window hammock she has been ignoring for the last 3-4 months. Then around 9/9:30 in the evening she gets skittish, running around (indoors) up and down over furniture, then clawing at the cat tower that has again been getting ignored.
She wants attention. She wants to play. I’m guessing all her local cat friends (and enemies) are staying home more too and they have not been out exploring together, chasing each other etc so now it’s my turn to entertain her.
Observing these changes in her has made me acutely aware of the changes in me. As the nights draw in, I’m more inclined to head to bed early and this has changed the duration that I sleep. Getting a bit more sleep should be good, but I’m now being woken up by my alarm which feels like it’s part way though a sleep cycle, so actually feeling less rested.
The rhythms and routines that the cat and I have built up over the summer are shifting. And will probably take another jolt (for me, she does what she wants when she wants!) when the clock change in a few weeks.
Have you noticed any changes?
I want to ask if you hunker down, change to winter foods etc?
But Winter does not start until 21st December so you can see that’s where my mind is heading already!
ps. Pics take 50mins apart
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