Now as you know I’m quite a bright cat and I understand all the 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 365 days in a year stuff. But where did the 29th of February come from then? Huh?
I had my usual read of the calendar this morning (the humans have one of the quote a day thingies, lots of silly motivational quotes to set you for the day, that sort of nonsense) and I thought I had gone bonkers!
There it was, 29th February 2016. A whole extra day.
Been listening to the humans chatting about ‘leap years’, that’s what they are called apparently, these years with an extra day, something to do with keeping everything running smoothly and in sync with the stars. It all sounds complicated to me and a lot of effort for little gain – I don’t seem to have received any bonus food so what’s the point of it!
Apparently if you are born on 29th February then you really only have a birthday once every four years! How terrific is that? You would take forever to get old. That’s a concept I could get on board with.