Cats hate water, right? Well, the old stereotype doesn't seem to apply to USA Today Pet Talk columnist Sharon Peter's Grisabella. Meet the cat that LOVES to play in water!
The old "cats hate water" stereotype may be true much of the time (especially at forced-bath time), but mine isn't the only feline in America that seeks out moments of wetness, I now know (having investigated this matter in hopes of learning she is so rare that starring roles in pet movies, or at least cat food commercials, might be possible).
There's a breed called the Turkish Van that loves water, and many of them are avid swimmers; lots of owners of Bengals (the cat, not the tiger) report that their felines are water babies, too. And, I learned, you can even find cats-swimming videos on YouTube, action footage that proves it's not just pedigreed cats that enjoy the occasional dip.
And sure enough: there are a lot of swimming cats on YouTube