Water and Cats

Posted by on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 5:44 am

We’ve heard that cats don’t like water. I don’t believe it. We had house cats years ago. Sometimes when I was on the dock they would come out and ask me to help them go for swim. With enough of a launch they could manage a double twist with a full flip and still enter feet first. They didn’t seem to mind the water.

Here is a lynx that apparently went swimming on his own. Keep your camera with you and ready. Thanks for the photo Frank.

Lynx (3)

I doubt anyone helped this cat into the lake. In a way it makes sense, cats like fish, fish like water…

Lynx (2)

It never occured to me to put our cats out so far from shore. Well, maybe it occured to me once or twice.