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A cat’s renowned abhorrence to water

It takes too long to dry out
It takes too long to dry out
Karla Kirby

A feline’s famous aversion to water is broadly accepted as a fact of life-- but not all cats feel the same about taking a douse. One domestic breed, the noticeably gorgeous Turkish Van cat, in point of fact delights in getting wet. This breed’s ancestors plunged into lake waters to better cope with the intense summer heat in the Lake Van region of Turkey.

If a cat's experiences with water are exposure to rapid rainfall, an against will bath or being sprayed with water as a punitive measure, than it is little wonder why he/she shies away from water. However leopards and lions avoid river-dwelling predators by steering velar of water. On the other hand, some big cats in the wild, particularly those in searing hot and arid areas, frequently swim and bathe to keep cool or catch dinner. The Asian fishing cat is a skilled swimmer and possesses moderately webbed paws to nab desired prey.

Despite not taking pleasure in a complete immersion, many house cats are enthralled by water, dipping a surveying paw into the water bowl to disperse a few drops or running into the bathroom at the very sound of running water.

A dripping faucet is a truly a kitty magnet, an interactive toy that draws good-humored paws keen to catch a few drops. But even without a drip, a cat may gape at a faucet, hoping to see a dribble. For felines fascinated by water, flowing pet fountains that move water in a continual flurry are great fun and serve as a thirst quencher at the same time