Pat Shingleton: "Donkey's Ears and Showers..."
Before weather forecasts, nature provided signs of seasonal change. Folklore suggests donkey's ears would hang downward and tilt forward as they rubbed them against a wall at the first sign of rain. Fish supposedly rise to the surface and hit more bait before a downpour. Others believe that horses will stretch out their necks, sniff the air, pull back their lips and grin prior to a shower. Other signs of approaching cold weather, which we may experience tonight, include: bulls leading cows out to pasture, cats sneezing or washing behind their ears, mosquitoes biting more frequently, that's year-round here, dogs rolling on the ground, acting stupid, eating grass and straightening their tails. For me, pre-thunderstorms put me under the bed.
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