Mews and Nips: The Truth About Cats and Water


Conventional wisdom states that cats don’t like water, but many of our house cats disprove that statement. There are cats who love to play with water, whether it’s in a sink, shower, or their water bowl. When Allegra was a kitten, she would join me in the shower after I turned off the water. Ruby once had a somewhat unfortunate encounter with our shower that ended her fascination with water: she came flying through the crack between the shower curtain and the wall, right into the tub, while I was in the shower. Poor little Ruby tried to jump back out, but lost her footing on the wet bottom. I immediately turned  off the water, but she was pretty much soaked by the time she finally got out. In a recent article on Pet Health Network, Ruth McPete, DVM explored why some cats love water and others don’t. Click here to read the full article.

If If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we informed you that Easter lilies are deadly to cats, on Tuesday, we reviewed the new Litterbiotic cat litter deodorizer, on Wednesday, Clea Simon shared a fascinating story about a possible cougar sighting in suburban Boston, and on Friday, we reviewed Simon’s latest mystery, Panther’s Play for Keeps.  And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win a Neko Napper Pet House!

The cats in today’s video are all very creative about demanding to be petted – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Photo via Pet Health Network

5 Comments on Mews and Nips: The Truth About Cats and Water

  1. Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers)
    April 7, 2014 at 7:20 am (7 years ago)

    That is the cutest video I have seen in days. I am so glad I hopped over to visit this morning, this was the perfect way to start my Monday morning.

    • Ingrid
      April 7, 2014 at 8:16 am (7 years ago)

      It is too totally cute, isn’t it, Felissa? Thanks for visiting!

  2. Sue Brandes
    April 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm (7 years ago)

    All my cats love to get a drink from the sink but; I have only had one kitty a long time ago that loved to jump in the shower with me. My boys now say no way.

  3. Riverfront Cats
    April 5, 2014 at 11:32 am (7 years ago)

    This is one of the best cats demanding petting compilations. Their happy faces while they are being pet are priceless. So much mutual love.

  4. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
    April 5, 2014 at 9:29 am (7 years ago)

    I think this has to be one of the best videos I have ever seen! It is just so touching to see how communicative cats are with us and it is so beautiful to see how much they enjoy our attention! Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!


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