Lauren Ritz wrote:
The bathroom was the perfect torture chamber, and if none of us shut the door for him he would play with it in the bathtub.
Pearl Sutton wrote:Tubs. It's where the kitties are told to play.
John F Dean wrote:Hi C
Fascinating. Some breeds do not mind the water. Maine Coon Cats come to mind. The current thought is they originate from Norwegian Forest Cats and were brought here by the Vikings. This seems to be supported by DNA to some degree. By any means, I find the fishing interesting because it implies they understand the refraction of light at some level.
Skandi Rogers wrote:
C. Letellier wrote:We had a cat who fished. All the other cats caught the normal mice, rabbits, snakes etc. But the one cat would walk out slightly over chest deep in the pond. She would then stand there very still. Then there would be a quick splash and she would walk out with a fish. She never minded being wet and was very good at fishing.
We had one that did this, she would stand in the shallows and wait for a fish, then grab it, jump out of the pond run into the house via the catflap and present us with her flapping catch, which would be grabbed and the human in charge would run out of the patio doors and return it to the pond. She knew that if she brought her catches in alive and unharmed and then GAVE them to a human, (she put them in your hand you didn't need to move furniture to retrieve them) she would get a treat. She particularly liked catching frogs but I refused to treat for the spiders she caught! Her sister was entirely different, she caught big things, baby rabbits, a stoat, an adder (venomous snake) They had another sister who lived with my aunt, she never progressed past potato peelings, worms and the occasional slow worm.
John you may well be right there, these were half maincoon cats. They had all the hair but not the size.