Weed is about 4 years old. She was abandoned at a truck stop in Weed, CA when about 3 months old. Hubby, not wanting another cat, brought her home. Ha ha!
What a cool cat. I am glad she found your husband at the truck stop. We love cats and frequently say how fun it would be if they liked to play in the pool. So far, none have cooperated with the water sports idea.
Enjoy her, she is very unusual.
Well, my cat likes to drink out of the toilet (that's why I keep the lid down!), but I've never heard of one getting in a child's swimming pool before, tho! I thought cats didn't like to get wet. Thanks for sharing your unusual cat, and God bless you.
Looks kind of like a Bengal and they love water.
does it have more of a pelt than fur? and spotted like a wild cat?
My cat Honey, neutered white female, is close on 12 yrs old. She came to me as an abused 12 month old from 2 doors down.I first realised she had an afinity with water when I was in the shower. I turned around with a start to find her at the far end of the bathtub, her back facing the showerhead & tail extended getting wet. The next day, there she was looking thru the glass panels at me. I opened them up & straight away into the far end of the tub with back facing the shower head & tail out again, but this time closer. I soon started washing her in the tub while I was showerering & she loved it! One day I'm washing my hair, shampoo all over the place , look down to find Honey sitting between my feet, this time facing the shower head, head flat on the tub base & ears covered with two front feet totally covered with shampoo. She's never looked back since.I'm not sure whether her pink skin under white fur was prone to irritation & the water & massage action soothed it or if she really loved water for itself. Still does it but now I lift her into & out of the bath & gently rub her dry, avoiding the ears. Did I mention she's also Vegeterian - loves any leftovers, cabbage or rice, with a touch of butter & seasoning, never eaten fresh raw meat despite the best beef, pork,fish, chicken etc.If it comes from a can or dry that's OK. I have photos of her walking & lying down with pigeons whilst they are having a birdbath in the soil. Bad news for them because my other cat is a KILLER EXTREME & it took a couple of kills for them to realise not all cats are the same.
As a child living on a farm in New Zealand,every year we would drought & the well would dry up, in winter we would flood & living too close to the stream, we'd end up with water through the house. A cat I had (found her wandering as an abandoned kitten in the paddocks as a feral) was a water fanatic. She would wait for the large branches to come down the stream & jump onto them like a Canadian lumberman. How she never drowned, got pneumonia, got squashed or suffered broken limbs when the branches bumped or rolled is beyond me. At times she would dissapear under the water & I'd think she'd had it but up she comes again with me in hot persuit following on the bank. She went on to be the Matriarch of all our cats & quite a few of them had this natural ability to swim & enjoy the water as recreation.Several of them used their skills to catch small fish or snails to eat, or fetch the frogs to play with. Unfortunately the frogs couldn't take the rough treatment & died but I always felt that the cats were utilising their natural instincts and abilities where water was concerned. These were the same cats that when pregnant would bring home rabbits, weesals & stoats. On one occasion, a juvenille opossum was brought home. Had there been snakes in NZ, I'm sure they would have bought those as well such was the instinct for survival & preservation.
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