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Raining Cats And Dogs

And you would think that the reason we say 'it's raining cats and dogs' to be because the sound of a thunderstorm is akin to the rufus that cats and dogs make when they...chance upon each other? But no. Accordingly, it has got a lot more to do with myth that we thought.

It comes from Norse Mythology (don't ask me, I'm scratching my head too) who believed that cats symbolized rain and a dog symbolizes a storm or a gust of strong wind. As in, if you see a cat on the road, then it is going to rain. If you see a dog on the streets, be ready for a storm. Hhhmmm....I wonder how it works if I saw a cat and my neighbor saw a dog?

The amnesty between these two animals, I believe, would have SOMETHING to do with how the phrase was coined. You can't ignore the fact that cats and dogs DO hate the hell outta each other and when they fight, it kinda shakes the neighborhood up.

Anyway, I am thankful that it is not raining cats and dogs over here in Petaling Jaya today and I did not get drenched in the rain when I brought my kids home from school today. Amen.

There are perks of living right next to the school - not having to drive them to school, no traffic jam, a few extra minutes under the comforter, etc.

The downside to living right next to the school? You take for granted the fact that you are two minutes away from school, the jam is just right outside your door and that you walk to school hence, your well-being is dependent on the weather.

Hey, you can't have the best of both worlds, they say, and they are right.


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