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post #1 of 23
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So, I've noticed that Sammy's coat defies water...that is to say that he doesn't get very wet if you pour it onto him. Lola gets as soaked as my hair would. Now, here's the interesting part.....Sammy likes water. He plays in it and hangs out in the shower etc. Lola is scared of it and doesn't like it at all. I'm wondering if the traits are related. So...does your cat have a normal or waterproof coat and does he/she like water?
post #2 of 23
maybe there IS a correlation!
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
Everyone's looking, but very few are voting. My poll sucks
post #4 of 23
it really depends,
he dries off really quickly though?
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
it's more that the water beads off him more than his coat absorbs it. It takes several pours of water, plus rubbing of his coat to get Sammy soaked...it's harder to get him wet to the skin (like his top coat deflects the water before it can get to the under coat) than it is to get Lola wet to the skin (one cup of water and she looks like a drowned rat).
post #6 of 23
Gandalf's coat is pretty water proof and he likes water to the point he likes to sit on the edge of the tub and play in the water when I take a bath. He doesn't seem to like being submerged but if there is only a little bit of water he'll jump in.

Samwise on the other hand, his coat isn't water proof and he hates water. He'll run if he even hears the faucet turn on.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by GrayKittenLove
Gandalf's coat is pretty water proof and he likes water to the point he likes to sit on the edge of the tub and play in the water when I take a bath. He doesn't seem to like being submerged but if there is only a little bit of water he'll jump in.

Samwise on the other hand, his coat isn't water proof and he hates water. He'll run if he even hears the faucet turn on.
Sammy sits on the bath edge too! He even walked onto my roommates stomach once while she was lying in the bath. She said the water was about halfway up his legs....but then he changed his mind and put his claws out, so she had to toss him out of the tub

Hmm...this looks like there might really be something to my theory...we'll need more voter to be sure, though....
post #8 of 23
My kitties coats seem fairly water resistant. They don't like being bathed or submerged, but they are fascinated by bath water and showers. They stand in their water dish as they drink out of it, and are always swishing it with their paws.
post #9 of 23
Oh for Pete's Sake - your poll doesn't suck It's just that I don't get to the behaviour thread that often. I have one little water kitten who was playing in the sink when I got home.
post #10 of 23
I just voted for Crystal as she's about the only one of my kitties who ever needs a bath. She's a persian and her fur is water resistant and she hates water!!
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Leli
Everyone's looking, but very few are voting. My poll sucks

Nah, your poll doesn't suck....maybe most people who look don't give their cats baths
post #12 of 23
Zoey likes h2o as long as mom is not trying to shampoo her .. Kandie will threaten death to the one who dares
post #13 of 23
Hay!!! There is no option for "no coat/likes water"
post #14 of 23
Merlin's coat sucks water up like crazy, yet he'll still sit in it whenever I turn the bathtub faucet on, and he gets soaked through. I usually have to chase him down with a towel, or he'll leave wet belly marks on everything!
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Luvmysphynx
Hay!!! There is no option for "no coat/likes water"
Oops, sorry!
post #16 of 23
both Buffy and Willow are impossible to get wet (the hair parts to the skin when I pour the water on, and the water travels down the line like a river, and goes back into the tub, and the cat is still as dry as ever). And neither of them likes water, lol
post #17 of 23
My cats react typically to water. Don't like it if they get suddenly splashed. But my gang don't fight or run away when I bathe them nor do they mind the rain. I guess they like water slowly introduced.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by yayi
My cats react typically to water. Don't like it if they get suddenly splashed. But my gang don't fight or run away when I bathe them nor do they mind the rain. I guess they like water slowly introduced.
I pesonally like my h2o slowly introducedlol
post #19 of 23
It takes a while for Kuce's coat to get wet enough to get through to her skin. Luckly she is getting used to water.

Luvbug isn't to fond of water but is okay when he is in it and his coat wets easily.

Lil' Jag (at this point in her young life) hates the bath but loves the sink facet. And her coat is normal.
post #20 of 23
Hmm - I don't know if Villy's coat is water resistant or not as I don't bath her - she wouldn't let me! She hates water tho! She hardly goes outside if it's raining! When she runs thru wet grass tho she comes back pretty damp, so I doubt she's waterproof.
post #21 of 23
Well Menchi likes water, his coat seems is water resistant.

Russell will play with water though his coat isn't resistant.

And Esper, well, she doesn't like the stuff.
post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 
The poll doesn't seem to show a correlation, but it was interesting to see whose babies are waterbabies like Sammy!
post #23 of 23
Im late! But, here is my 2 cents anyways....4 cats, 4 answers
(family's cats)
Big Head - Fully waterproof, doesnt mind rain, MINDS controlled wetting. He has come in from the rain before, had surface water wiped off him with a hand, and been almost totally dry.
Rufus - Not waterproof, Likes water. Rufus Demands tail bath if someone is having a bath and let her into the bathroom.
(My babies)
Niles - Not waterproof, among most waterloving cats Ive heard of. He likes to sit on the edge when you are in the bath, he used to always "play" in his waterbowl, has drank out of the tap....
Manytoes - no definite answer, though he seems potentially waterproof, and water...interested.
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