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29th February – a free day!

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,┬ásomething 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.

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