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Does Your Cat Actually Like Swimming?

Offbeat  (tags: animals, pets, protection, cats, water )

- 1748 days ago -
Some cats I know love the water, swimming, and hanging at the beach. What about your cats?

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. (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:07 am
Playing with a gentle strream of water to get his head wet, is my youngest's bravery in water research.

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (41)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:35 am
My cat is indoor only :)

Carol H (229)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:25 pm
my 8 rescues are all indoor cats with their claws still on them!!! I am guessing that they probably wouldn't like to swim, although my Dora the explorer will come into the shower with me! thanks Cher, noted

Kit B (276)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:41 pm

My comment is missing, Oops! I have one cat that is a Turkish Van, and they are called the swimming cat. She adores water.

Connie O (44)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 3:11 pm
no way!

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 5:23 pm
My cat does not like water.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 6:14 pm
Mine hate water.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:22 pm
So true, the Turkish Van cats do love the water.
The cat that owns me is fascinated by pouring water if the sink is running, dashes off to watch when the toilet is flushed...but after filling the tub with water and jumping immediate withdrawal at enormous warp speeds, like a speeding rocket she reached the other room in a nanosecond...soaking wet of course.

Barbara V (51)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:32 pm
Basically, NO. And those who force it on them are so far out of it that they don't even realize how much a cat hates it. I once saw on TV a woman forcing her cat to swim in the ocean---said he just loved it. Oh yeah? The cat hated every second of it, and it couldn't have been more obvious.. Not all are Turkish water cats, but out of it humans like that woman I saw are the worst. Somebody should have ducked her but good.

Wednesday July 10, 2013, 12:51 am
Noted. Thanks Cher

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 1:35 am
Noted, thanks.

Roberta Z (16)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:43 am
Indoor cats only. I brought home shells from the beach about 20 years ago and they weren't even interested in the slightest of their smell. Baths and swimming are definitely out of the question.

Lisa Z (168)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 9:06 am
Shared on FB.

M B (62)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 11:51 am



The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It Is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

One more thing, staring at me while I eat to try to direct my mind to give you my food will not work (usually). I am too old and too tired. Go stare at the kids. They are younger and more susceptible to mind control... If you don't believe me, notice how they all dress alike so they can be individuals.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:


(1) They live here. You don't.

(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.

(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.

(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

(1) eat less,

(2) don't ask for money all the time,

(3) are easier to train,

(4) normally come when called,

(5) never ask to drive the car,

(6) don't hang out with drug-using people;

(7) don't smoke or drink,

(8) don't want to wear your clothes,

(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,

(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and

(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children!!!


M B (62)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 12:16 pm
My cat doesn't like the water, my previous liked the tab.

Sara P (57)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 10:44 am
My Mia is an indoor cat :))))

Dianne D (490)
Friday August 9, 2013, 11:09 am
None of my cats like the water, but one of the ferals I've taken care of for over 15 years, passed away 3 weeks ago and she loved the garden hose. I'd fill up the wells around my tree's she'd lay with her front paws in the water and drink from the hose. This feral add access to the water fountains indoors, but loved the garden hose.
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