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User Topic: Weird cat!!!
DragnHeart
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Default  Posted: 8:29 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Does anyone else have a cat who likes to play in water???

We have a brother and sister from the Neighbours. They told me the boy, Oden, was the trouble maker of the group. He is!!!

One thing that's driving me nuts is his love of water...in his dish. I fill it up he dumps it...Then plays in it.

I used plastic bowls at first but he would actually pick up the water dish in his mouth and run with it, full or not, leaving water all over the floor.

With a large ceramic dish he is now flipping it over with his paw.

I fill the mop bucket to wash the floors and he goes after it.

Leave the toilet seat up and he's there, splashing...

I have mopped up twice already this morning....

He doesn't like being sprayed. I have been using a spray bottle to keep the kittens off the table etc.

Perhaps this is his way of getting back at me???

This makes keeping water out for the cats difficult, he always spills the dish.

Is there anything out there that's spill proof??! Lol. I'm about to glue his dish to a board...


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 8:35 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

How about one of those fountain type water dishes. Maybe he won't tip it over and will just enjoy catching the water.

[This message edited by SI Staff at 8:38 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)]


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DragnHeart
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Default  Posted: 8:44 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hmmmm that looks like it might work. :)

He has tried tipping over the mop bucket, I just caught him in time so I know he is strong. Maybe the action of the water will be enough to keep him from spilling it.

I have never had a cat/kitten so fascinated with spilling water


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 8:47 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

What about one that is weighted and designed for being used in the car? Advertised as spill proof.

http://www.meijer.com/s/portablepet-waterboy-pet-travel-bowl/_/R-134280


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 8:48 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

There are dog dishes - stainless steel - that are specifically made to not be tipped over and have too thick of a top to be picked up. Something like this...


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JanaGreen
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Default  Posted: 8:49 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Is he by chance a Maine Coon?


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 8:56 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My daughter's Bengals are fascinated by water. They try to get into the shower with her! Strangely they do not spill their water dishes.

My suggestion would be the weighted bowl like NIK posted.


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DragnHeart
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Default  Posted: 8:57 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Is he by chance a Maine Coon?

Don't think so. He's a black and white kitten. His sister is orange with white stripes.

I'll look into those other dishes. I just want to be able to keep water out for them without having to mop up th floor lol. At least I always have clean floors

I wonder if he'd Like a bath...I had DS in the tub and Oden sat at the door of the bathroom. He came in briefly only to get splashed by DS.


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DragnHeart
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Default  Posted: 9:04 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oden spills anything with water. He has spilled my vase a few times and any glasses of water on the table.

We don't drink the tap water here. I get bottles of water and fill large ones at my parents. He even goes after those. So far he hasn't figured out how to unscrew the tops.


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Default  Posted: 9:06 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

look at the one I posted, DH.


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Default  Posted: 9:08 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage


We have the same cat!

I finally put the very heavy bowl that is too round and slippery to pick up inside a shallow plastic tub. So that when he spills the dish, which he can no longer pick up, it doesn't have to be mopped up.

You can put the whole thing in the tub, where no doubt the cat is already, sticking his tongue up into the faucet.

Our goofball also sits on the side of the tub, between the shower curtain and liner, while we shower and meows. I *have* tried locking the bathroom door...doesn't work...

My fave is coming home from work to find one or more cats in the kitchen sink. I clean that sink a LOT.


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DragnHeart
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Default  Posted: 9:16 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I like that one!!! I'll have to try it.

I am amazed that he likes water so much. Unless its the spray bottle. I don't have to even spray him anymore. Just hold it and he knows he's doing something naughty. Usually on the kitchen table.

Of course I shouldn't be surprised... his sister has a thing for toes. She always likes to bite my big toes...


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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 10:59 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So far he hasn't figured out how to unscrew the tops

Just wait...


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Default  Posted: 11:00 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I used to have a 'Water Cat'. Plain old, shelter variety white Domestic Short Hair. We had to keep the toilet lid closed or she would be down in the commode like it was a hot tub splashing and sloshing water. You dare not run a bath for yourself and leave the bathroom door open or you would have company. Same with the shower, but at least we didn't have to worry about getting out wearing cat hairs. Some cats just didn't read the book...


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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 11:04 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Weird cat you say? Guilty as charged.

Mine is stealth about her weirdness. I’ve always known she was weird, but she comes up with new ways to surprise me all the time. Things you wouldn't expect a cat to have any interest in end up with tooth marks, go missing, or move around the house. She has somehow developed a nose for sweets and is constantly getting into packaged candy and cookies. I really have to be careful with people leaving chocolate! She doesn’t play with her cat toys; she prefers to steal small stuffed animals like stocking stuffers, and beanie babies, some half her size.

She also has a proclivity for water. I used to think I had super thirsty cats because the water level was always so low, until I found her playing in it. Just splashing around like she’s taking a bird bath. Dog bowls do work well, in addition to being harder to tip, the larger size gives your other cats a chance to drink before it’s all lost to play time cat. I’m still struggling with people leaving unattended beverages. Some people are so hard to train!

Good luck with your weird baby, they are a joy!


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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 11:11 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My male Siamese used to go into neighbouring houses and bring home costume jewellery. A real bandit he was...


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 11:16 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

NIKcat likes to stick her paws in water. She will do it in her water dish, a glass of water sitting on a table, water sitting in a sink, and yes - toilet water.

But weirder still is her obsession with Diet Coke bottles. She bites the bottle until she knocks it over, and then rubs herself all over it, biting and kicking at the same time, until you take it away. She will even try to bite it WHILE YOU ARE DRINKING, which has caused a fair amount of spills followed by more blue language than you'd hear at a longshoremen's convention.

She doesn't do it with Diet Coke packaged in anything other than the plastic bottles. Doesn't do it with other drinks in the same packaging.

WEIRD.

And don't get me started on her constant thefts of feminine hygiene supplies.


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 11:22 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

One of my kitties loves water.
Thankfully, we dont have the problem of him tipping over water bowls though. Because we have so many pets, we actually use a small kitty litter pan as a water dish. That makes it too heavy for him to tip over.
Its not unusual for us to walk by and see him pawing the water, then licking his paw. We've seen him with his front legs full in the water bowl as he's taking a drink. Weirdo.


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 11:23 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oh!
I wanted to add something regarding the water fountain type water bowl.
We have one, but only one of our cats (our NON-water kitty) will drink from it. Some cats find the sound of the motor disturbing and won't go near it.


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DragnHeart
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Default  Posted: 11:43 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just wait...

Ya thats what I'm worried about. I keep all of the full containers tightly packed behind the microwave stand. He still manages to get them out and roll them all over the kitchen...

Annie, his sister, likes toes and shoes. She always tries to cram herself into a shoe. It worked when she was smaller but now she's just a bit to big to get all inside.

Cougar, the kitten I found in the shed that housed the raccoon who we thought killed off the rest of the litter just likes to hang from stuff. I hang my sweater over the chair he'll be there swinging on it.

None of the cats are allowed upstairs but Oden manages to get up there. How he opens the door is beyond me!


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