R is for rain. Water falling from the sky. It affects outside cats and inside cats differently.
Outside cats have to find somewhere to get out of the rain so they stay dry, or at least relatively dry. Sometimes there's a shed or a barn we can get into. Sometimes we can't get inside, but we can get under a roof. Other times we can get under trees, buckets, or cars. Rain often makes puddles, too, that we can drink out of later.
Sometimes rain comes with lightning and thunder. The lightning makes things bright as day for about a second, and then the thunder is LOUD! and you want to run away from it, but maybe the only place to run is into the rain, which is no fun. When the human came through the rain to feed us in the shed, his clothes would be wet. Sometimes he stayed a long time to wait for the rain to pass.
For the inside cat, usually we don't get wet. The humans close the windows when it starts raining, and the birds and other animals we watch tend to hide where we can't see them. I don't blame them. Sometimes the humans just curl up in bed or a nice chair and we can sleep next to them or on their lap.
But sometimes when there's thunder, the radio goes crazy and gets real loud and says things like take cover ahead of the storm. So he packs me up in the carrier, and we head downstairs with the radio and usually the laptop and wait until either the radio or the computer says the storm has moved out of the area.
The other crazy thing is that the human sometimes likes to stand in the rain inside the house. I usually have to watch, or at least watch from somewhere it's still dry, and he likes to let me know before he goes there.
April is often a rainy month in North America and Europe. Have you had rain this month? what do you do when it rains?