What is it about October that makes black cats sit out in fields? We have a black cat in our neighborhood that only shows up in October; then it sits on the lawn across the road and looks at our house. And today I saw a black cat sitting in a field; it was still there when I came home two hours later. I know mown fields make it easier to see cats and black cats are easier to see than other colors, but this is more than that. Luckily, it will be gone at the end of the week.