The Cat Who Loves Water

Ever heard of a cat who loves water? We hadn’t. Until Muffy came along.

From the time he was a kitten, he’s been fascinated by water. He peeks his head inside the shower, dips his feet in his water pan, knocks over water glasses so he can watch it run and drip. Worst of all, he tips over his water container to empty it out so he can watch the water run. He gets his feet all wet. Later, he leaves little wet Muffin-prints all over the house. Early on I got tired of cleaning up puddles, so we moved his water container onto the drainboard near the chore sink. Every day, he torments his it, dumping it out so I have to refill it several times a day.

To distract him, I sometimes turn on the faucet in the chore sink so he can get his water fix.

Muffin and Water (1)

Muffin and Water (3)

Muffin and Water (2)

It’s really ridiculous. He paws at it, tries to eat it, and let’s it drip on his head.

Check this out:

I think I should indulge his love of water more. I’m going to teach him how to do dishes. And laundry. Mopping the floor would keep him entertained for hours, wouldn’t it? What do you think?



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15 Responses

  1. Alica says:

    Hilarious! Just wait until he learns to turn on the faucet!!

  2. aletha says:

    My one daughter in law lets her kitchen faucet run Echo her cat goes up their all the time to drink. I think that it is cute.

  3. Rebecca says:

    He’s a stinker!

  4. Linda says:

    For a period of about five years, Dixie Rose would head straight to the bathtub whenever I turned on the water. Eventually, I learned to put in the plug, fill it up to a depth of about two or three inches, and then let her go. That cat loved that water.

    And yes, it could be worse. The pet squirrel did learn how to turn on the kitchen faucet. That required some re-rigging of the plumbing!

  5. Jeanne L says:

    Oh what a little rascal! I thought right away of the possibility that he might learn to turn the faucet on! That could be a problem! Especially if he’d get the hot water. What a cutie!

    Come to think of it, my daughter’s black cat, Jack, loved to play in the water puddles. And he didn’t even care if they had ice in them! He was an outside cat, and a real sweetheart.

  6. Mary in Idaho says:

    What precious video. I love Muffin! That’s better than molasses and a feather. We used to have a cat that jumped up and turned off light switches! Hope you can get video of Muffin trying to open a door. Enjoy!

  7. Dianna says:

    Muffy is a beautiful cat! Such sweet facial expressions as he’s watching the water drip. We once had a cat who loved to drink running water from the tap. And Miss Gypsy, our shop kitty, loves to play in her water bowl. So I’m VERY familiar with the wet paw prints all over the place.
    Thanks for sharing Muffy with us!

  8. Linda B. says:

    I’ve had lots of cats over the years and I have had a couple that really liked water. I suspect Muffin would like one of the water fountain water bowls. It keeps a constant stream of water recycling through. They are a bit of a pain to take care of, but cats love them!

  9. Tina says:

    My Lola cat also loves playing in water. I let it drip and drizzle in the bathroom sink in the morning, after I wash my face. She gets right in there and lets it drip on her head and catches it in her mouth until she is soaked. Then true to fashion she shakes like a wet dog and we both are wet. Yes, we do this daily! Thank goodness she doesn’t tip over her water dish…yet! Muffin is a “keeper” even though he can be a bit of a stinker. He’s just so…well, cat!
    Hope all is well there and you are staying warm in your little prairie home. Here’s to a great 2016, everyone!

  10. katie says:

    We haven’t heard a word over Christmas or New Years. Hope everything is going well–maybe a nice long trip–and not problems.


  11. Debbie Chapman says:

    LOL! Thanks for sharing Muffy with us! I’ve always wished I had a cat that played with water, or at least that wasn’t so revolted by it!
    Or slept in the sink, like pictures I’ve seen. Muffy (and Kitty of course) is quite a character! Love your cat stories!
    Good luck getting Muffy to clean!

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