There's a briskness in the air, and freshly fallen leaves are drifting around sidewalks. Dogs and cats everywhere love the change of season. And let's be honest: we're loving tossing on our favorite Fall sweaters, too. From pets enjoying chasing the crisp foliage to nestling in for a little rest, diving in a freshly raked pile still seems to be everyone's favorite Fall activity. To celebrate the most colorful of seasons, we bring you pets playing (and lolling) in leaves!
— Additional reporting by Sara Yoo
Exploring leaf-strewn wastelands is a favorite Fall activity!
Leaf me be with my pile of leaves.
I've counted all the leaves . . . what now?
I love Fall leaves!
This white kitty is a striking portrait against a red, leafy background.
Are you going to let me play in these leaves or what?
Jumping for joy in leafy elation!
Pausing to choose where to pounce next!
Even city dogs can join in the leafy fun!
A joyful jaunt through a carpet of leaves.
Every now and then, you have to stop and ponder the leaf piles.
Finding just enough leaves to make a proper bed!
I caught one!
Ahhhhhhhh . . .
So many leafy landscapes to explore, so little time.
I am the creature that lives in the leaves!
What I'd give to be yellow and tan rather than black and white . . .
Setting off on a leafy adventure.
Find your own patch of leaves!
So you can see me? What gave me away?
There's nothing like a good roll in some Fall leaves.
Leaf exploring is one itchy business!
Hey, I thought this was MY leaf pile!
I'm really loving these leaves.
Leave no leaf unturned.
Come Fall, there are so many leafy pathways to explore.
Come on! Let's go walk in the leaves!
Leaves, while fun, are also quite tasty!
Don't mind me: it's nap time!
A day of playing in the leaves earns some nap time in the leaves.
Welcome to our leafy play land!
Where shall I pounce next?
Watch out for the Creature From the Green Leaf Pile!
Don't you love Fall?!
Don't you love it when nature comes in your color?
A leaf pile and the afternoon sun. Life's good.
The leaf pile is always more appealing on the other side of the lawn.
A Fall backdrop is perfect for striking a pose.
Gotcha, little leaf!
Do you think I can grab them all?
Happiness is finding your first leaf pile of the season!
Just call him "Leafy Lightning."
Did you hear that? I think the sky is falling!
What's my color: red or yellow?
Something on my head, you say?
Sometimes leaves are so comfortable, you don't even need to lie down to take a nap.
Just because I'm small doesn't mean I can't protect my leaf pile!
I'm too busy cuddling in these leaves to pay attention to you.