After a long, hot summer, many of us have been looking forward to autumn and all it brings: crisp weather, hot drinks, cozy sweaters and, of course, pumpkin everything.

But as these happy cats and dogs prove, we're not the only ones who are glad it's fall.

bulldog in leavesPhoto: Krista Baltroka [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr

black cat in fallen leavesPhoto: Kyle Brammer [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr

dalmatian in yellow leavesPhoto: Maja Dumat [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr

cat by tree in autumnPhoto: Victoria Kisel/Shutterstock

cat jumping into leavesPhoto: Rita Kochmarjova/Shutterstock

chow chow in autumn leavesPhoto: Scott Kinmartin [CC BY-ND 2.0]/Flickr

cat in autumn treePhoto: Tanya Uralova/Shutterstock

dog sitting on fall leavesPhoto: AJU_photography [CC BY-ND 2.0]/Flickr

kitten in yellow leavesPhoto: Kichigin/Shutterstock

dog playing with leaves in yardPhoto: Josh McGinn [CC BY-ND 2.0]/Flickr

labrador playing in leavesPhoto: otsphoto/Shutterstock

black-and-white cat in leavesPhoto: Mark Jones [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr

dog sitting on autumn leaves on groundPhoto: photoknipser [CC BY-ND 2.0]/Flickr

cat napping in fall leavesPhoto: Thawt Hawthje [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr

dalmatian running through leavesPhoto: Maja Dumat [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr

yellow cat lying in leavesPhoto: Alexandra Giese/Shutterstock

cat sitting in autumn sunPhoto: Andrea_44 [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr

Laura Moss writes about a variety of topics with a focus on animals, science, language and culture. But she mostly writes about cats.

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