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Is Your Cat as CRAZY as Mine (in the Tub)? LOL

post #1 of 18
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I was just thinking how non-cat people always say, "Cats are so independent. They don't have any real personality." Obviously they've never met my Frances!! He always sits on the edge of the bathtub while I bathe. If my legs are straight (i.e. under the water), he's fine, just grooming himself.

But, if I bend my knees so that they rise up out of the water, he freaks out and starts attacking the closest knee!! It is so funny, I can't help but laugh at him. And it's not like this is a rare thing. I take a hot bath every night!!

He is also super sneaky about trying to dip his paws into the water and then lick them. No matter that it's hot and full of bubbles. Does anyone else have a cat that does that?
post #2 of 18
My Siamese Susie would sit on the side of the tub and try to lick me anywhere that was wet - arms, legs, hands.
post #3 of 18
People who don't like cats don't have any personality (just kidding)

Zissou sits between the two shower curtains and attacks bits of soap bubbles that run down. If it's dry, she likes to play in it, but her oddest thing is to start at one end, put one paw up on the outside and run down the edge to the other side, biting the corner the whole time. It's like she thinks its a big snake and she's trying to kill it. It never dies, and she never gets tired of trying to eat porcelain.
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by julia123
I was just thinking how non-cat people always say, "Cats are so independent. They don't have any real personality." Obviously they've never met my Frances!! He always sits on the edge of the bathtub while I bathe. If my legs are straight (i.e. under the water), he's fine, just grooming himself.

But, if I bend my knees so that they rise up out of the water, he freaks out and starts attacking the closest knee!! It is so funny, I can't help but laugh at him. And it's not like this is a rare thing. I take a hot bath every night!!

He is also super sneaky about trying to dip his paws into the water and then lick them. No matter that it's hot and full of bubbles. Does anyone else have a cat that does that?
my cats like to watch me take a shower. and then afterwards they like to lick the water in the bathtub
post #5 of 18
Mia will watch me take a bath and she will stand up on the edge of the tub and just sniff. Sometimes I let her inspect the soap but she hates the irish spring smell and she turns up her nose and leaves.
post #6 of 18
Tak used to shower with my boyfriend when she was little! She'd jump in the tub and hide on the other (dry) side of the shower curtain. She'd ocassionally get right in the spray, stand there and get soaked.

She doesn't do that anymore, but she loves licking wet legs when you get out of the shower or bath. And I think the water that's left in the tub after a shower must be the cat equivalent of champagne, because she can't wait to get at it!
post #7 of 18
Mine always watch me shower or bathe. At the old apartment, I never shut my bathroom door, because it was a one-bedroom, so why bother. I had a clear shower curtain, and I could see them just staring at me the whole time.

Now, I have a shower/bath, and they hop up on the side of the tub and watch through the inner curtain. When I bathe, they either stand on their hind legs and rest their torso/arms/head on the side and watch, or they jump all the way up on the ledge. Rowan stands more often since he fell in the other day, but Bella's small enough that she's just fine.

And when I have to keep the bathroom door shut (all four guys are gone in the mornings, so it's not generally a big deal to have the door cracked), they apparently cry outside the bathroom door.
post #8 of 18
Mine all play in the bathtub water - this morning it was Napoleon who kept dipping his paws in the water and licking them. Wellington is bravest though - he actually gets his head under the tap to play with the stream of water:

post #9 of 18
our cat reddetta is obsessed with watching water. you will almost never catch her drinking out of a bowl, she has to get water from the sink while it is running (if she has to she will drink out of the bowl) she will get on the ledge while i am taking a bath and drink the water (of course while no soap or anything has been used yet) then she watches df and i take showers and she will hop in the shower as soon as we are done, if not between the two shower curtians before we are done, and spend hours just sitting in the tub watching the drain and the bottom of the bath tub. anywhere in the bathroom there is running water she has to watch, even when we brush our teeth. (other then the toilet bc she fell in it once) for cats not liking water touching them all that much they sure seem to like to watch it.
btw adorable picture jenny!!
post #10 of 18
Both Gandalf and Samwise have to be in the bathroom with me when I take a bath or a shower.

One or the other of them will get up on the bath tub ledge if I'm taking a bath. Samwise will just walk about and sniff at the water. Gandalf on the other hand will stick his tail in the water and just let it lie there. He doesn't seem to mind getting wet at all. If I take a shower, I'll have kitty heads peeking around the shower curtain.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Gilbert&Liam
my cats like to watch me take a shower. and then afterwards they like to lick the water in the bathtub
Harley does the same thing!
post #12 of 18
Sibohan is like that Exactly, she sits on the side of the tub when I take a bath, wraps her head around the corner of the curtain when I shower and will try to attack my feet under the curtain if she sees them. She dosn't like the water I don't think she just NEEDS to know what i'm doing at all times
post #13 of 18
My cat loves the smell of Lush's Amondopondo bubble bars and their Fig Leaf soap. She straddles the edge of the tub, sniffs and sniffs and seems almost high. Then while I am drying off she loves to rug agst my wet legs.

When I shower behind glass doors she tries to chase down the water droplets as they run down the glass. She is also fascinated with the bidet. It has a vertical spray that looks like a Las Vegas water fountain to her little brain and she is in heaven when i turn that on and let her circle the edge of the bidet playing with the spray.
post #14 of 18
Lilly loves to hop in the shower when the water isn't on & the tub is dry. She rolls around in the end of the tub, and sometimes frantically "digs" at the corner.

One time she flew into the shower, not realizing the water was on. It was so funny as I tried to rescue her- she couldn't get any traction in the water, and she puffed out all her fur, but the water was matting it down. She finally leaped out & went tearing around the apartment. What a blow to her dignity!

Since then, she's pretty much steered clear of the shower when it's on, but in the past week, she's been knocking the bathroom door open (I close it, but don't latch it) once I'm in the shower & she just lays on the bathroom rug. Sometimes she wants to lick my legs & feet once I get out, but I think it's more that she just wants to be around what I'm doing.
post #15 of 18
When he sees me step into the shower, Jeremiah instantly jumps onto the ledge of the tub and walks back and forth. He'll watch the water come down. Sometimes he'll hop down into the tub, with the shower curtain between him and the water, of course.

He'd probably tear me to pieces if I were to hold him under the stream of water, but it certainly seems to captivate him. Go figure
post #16 of 18
The bathroom seems to be Rockybeans' favorite room in the house, whether I'm in there or not.

Weirdo cat.

When he's alone, it's bedlam. He'll kick his litter all over, and he loves to jump in the tub, knock the soap around, and bang against the walls as he jumps up until he can finally reach my spongy thingy and hide it somewhere else in the house. But before leaving the bathroom to hide it, he must swing on my shower curtain a bit. I have been going through 3 shower curtains a week, so I've taken to buying them up at the dollar store to keep a good supply handy. (He does that swingy thing on my clothes hanging in the closet too if I forget to close the door tightly enough. I would have named him Tarzan, except I had a Tarzan before.

Then, if I was stupid enough to forget to close the lid of the toilet, he will play with the toilet water, get it all over himself, and then insist on being held and cuddling, and getting me all wet.

That's if he's alone in there.

If I go in to take a shower, he runs up and down the edge of the tub, seemingly fascinated by the water he sees splashing down. He does this intermittently with trying to play "Hit The Momma" with me through the shower curtain from both the tub edge and the sink. As soon as I shut the water off, he jumps in and plays with and splashes the water going down the drain, including having to roll in it and get all wet.

Then there's the toilet. He loves the toilet.

If anyone goes towards the bathroom he will first assume they are going to use the toilet. He dashes in the bathroom first to the corner, rolls over (invariably getting the litter he previously kicked around when you weren't there all over himself), spreads his legs, and insists on getting a belly rub. After you rub his belly you are allowed to sit down and do your thing, while he jumps up into the sink where he curls up and spreads his legs again. You must rub his belly while you do whatever else it is you are doing. When you stand, he jumps down, stands on the edge of the seat, and watches the water flush down. Then before you leave he jumps back in the sink and stares at the faucet, because you are expected to turn on the water so he can play with that too, drink some of it, and try to retrieve any water that has gone down the drain, sticking his paw and leg as far down as he can.

Then you can leave.

The one thing you guys made me realize is I haven't taken a full bath since Rocky arrived, only showers. I don't know what he'd do in a bathtub, but thank you for reminding me. I will now slow my life down enough to take a bath and discover what other tricks he can teach me to do, and bedlam he can cause.

Good thing he's so cute. I tell him that all the time and he just laughs.



The Shower...
If I'm taking a showe
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by CurlyQ629
Lilly loves to hop in the shower when the water isn't on & the tub is dry. She rolls around in the end of the tub, and sometimes frantically "digs" at the corner.
up until this week, none of mine were that interested in the tub, except when i'm in it...but Chip LOVES to roll around in the empty tub!
post #18 of 18
All my cats spend a lot of time in the tub while it's empty & dry; however, all my boys like to try & sit on me while I'm in the tub. I live in a small apartment & therefore have a small tub so my sholders are always sticking out of the water. So they love to sit on me while I'm in the tub. Jordan loves to roll around on the side of the tub like a crazy man when I'm in it. The other day he rolled right into the tub. He does this type of thing all the time & looks truly supprised when he falls off of things. I can't do anything in the appartment without at least 1 audience member. Sometimes all of them will be in the bathroom with me & I think the smallest room in the place & we are all crammed in here like sardines.
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