My Maine Coon is obsessed with water
Maine Coon in water - photo added by Michael (Admin) - photo by navvywavvy (Flickr)
Oliver, my Maine Coon cat, is quickly approaching 6 years old now, and is a wonderful cat. A typical looking Maine Coon, he has orange fur and faint tiger like stripes on his face and back.
Oliver is completely obsessed with water...from the sink, the faucet, any dish or glass containing water, to insisting on jumping into the bottom of the bath tub when the shower is turned on.
He walks around getting wet while licking and playing with the water...I can even pick him up, lather him up with soap and completely bathe him while being completely gentle; he has never bit or scratched while being bathed.
Hi Dante... thanks for sharing. Maine Coons do tend to have a fascination for water. The big question is where this came from.
Some have speculated that it goes back to their origins. Maine Coons are descended from long haired cats that came over with the settlers from Europe in the 1600s or before that with the Vikings.
They came on ships and probably were ships cats for centuries. Ships nearly always had cats in those days to control rodents and protect the food. This closeness to water may have created this affinity with it.
Anyway, it is nice to hear of a genuine case of Maine Coon cat water obsession!