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DragnHeart
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Default  Posted: 8:29 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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)

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

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DragnHeart
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Default  Posted: 8:44 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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Default  Posted: 8:47 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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Default  Posted: 8:48 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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Default  Posted: 8:49 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

Is he by chance a Maine Coon?


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Default  Posted: 8:56 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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Default  Posted: 8:57 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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Default  Posted: 9:04 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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)

look at the one I posted, DH.


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Default  Posted: 9:08 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)


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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Default  Posted: 9:16 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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Default  Posted: 10:59 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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)

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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Default  Posted: 11:04 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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Default  Posted: 11:11 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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


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Default  Posted: 11:16 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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Default  Posted: 11:22 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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Default  Posted: 11:23 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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Default  Posted: 11:43 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

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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Default  Posted: 11:49 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

The ceramic water dish I am using Oden uses to play with while on his back. He picks it up and rolls it around with on four paws while on his back.

All three kittens also grab my feet/legs when I am trying to put food out for them. Makes it difficult to walk!!

And Annie and Oden like sleeping inside my tissue box...but first they have to take out all of the tissues...


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Default  Posted: 11:55 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

I used to know a woman who's cat loved to take a shower. He'd sit on the side of the tub and howl until she went in and turned on the shower. He'd then jump in and sit there while the water ran over him. If she turned the shower off, he'd start howling again. It was hilarious.


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Default  Posted: 1:13 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

He must want to live by a lake and catch fishes.
I had a cat that played in his water dish until he matured a bit. We kept the water in the basement, so when it spilled it was just on the concrete floor.
I also had a cat that would swim in our pool and float on our air mats, he was fully armed with all his claws, but he loved to lounge and float about the pool.
The Crazed 1 year old I have now, enjoys baths. When the tub is being filled she is right there, and then when we are done bathing we bring her in, wash her up, she has even fallen asleep while in the tub I think it's the warm water that gets her.

They are fun, and crazy, and make life interesting for sure.


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Default  Posted: 7:01 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

Love this thread and love my cat!

Industrial strength velcro worked for me. I feed and water my cats on a plastic tray and use the velcro on the bottom of the water dish. Worked well and cheap enough that I could have several water dishes to use interchangeably...


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Default  Posted: 5:37 PM, July 4th (Thursday)

I took out the water container from the fridge to pour myself a glass and Oden came running....he knows!!!

Annie can't get enough of my toes...s
If she's not lightly biting my big toe he's licking them... *shutters*

And today we found Cougar completely soaked...not sure where he got wet from, all of the dishes were empty...

Maybe Oden used him to mop up the floor


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Default  Posted: 5:46 PM, July 4th (Thursday)

Well if you name a cat Oden, you can't expect him to be afraid of water.

We had a cat that used to get very annoyed when we came back from Tim Horton's, until we started bringing her an apple fritter TimBit. After a couple of weeks, the lady that worked there asked us why we were always buying just one to go. Telling her it was a cat treat didn't seem to help her.


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Default  Posted: 9:45 PM, July 4th (Thursday)

ROFLMAO...as the owner of several (understatement) cats your stories are fantastic. While I don't have water cats I do have several hairdressers, a Jeep and a Monkey.


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Default  Posted: 9:56 PM, July 4th (Thursday)

Well if you name a cat Oden, you can't expect him to be afraid of water.

My four year old dd named all of the cats. I think she's got some psychic abilities lol.

We had a cat that used to get very annoyed when we came back from Tim Horton's, until we started bringing her an apple fritter TimBit. After a couple of weeks, the lady that worked there asked us why we were always buying just one to go. Telling her it was a cat treat didn't seem to help her
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My great Dane was like that only he would drink the coffee. I can't count how many coffees I lost to him lol


Oden has learned a new trick. Spill the water dish then topple the food dish into the split water. I guess he prefers soft food?!?

Annie tried to climb into my croc (yes I wear them but they are purple so I couldn't resist ) while my foot was still in it.


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Default  Posted: 10:11 PM, July 4th (Thursday)

I have a female cat, who must have been born next to a creek...She loves the water...She loves to play in the water dish and slide it around...We have a self watering dish and when it gets low, she flips it, so you know it is empty...

When you get out of the shower she is jumping in to chase the last of the water down the drain...She sits and cries for me to pour her water so she can bite it and play in it..

I have had lots of cats over the years but this is the first one who cries for you to pour her water....


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Default  Posted: 10:30 PM, July 4th (Thursday)

Don't let Oden see you turn on the bathroom faucet. My cat watched me and must have taken notes. Next thing I knew the water would be running in the bathroom and I'd find him in there having a ball! He stopped on his own, don't know why...

But a water pistol is a challenge to him. I tried it to keep him off the counter. But he scrunching down, closes his eyes and takes it like a man - refusing to budge. The only way that stopped was mandatory time out - outside.

They are entertaining!


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Default  Posted: 10:46 PM, July 4th (Thursday)

My great Dane was like that only he would drink the coffee. I can't count how many coffees I lost to him lol
The cat that loved the apple fritter... well her sister was a coffee cat. Every morning she would be up on the kitchen table, dipping her paws into a near empty coffee cup and licking the coffee off. When she was done with that she would go over to the ashtray and dig out a cigarette butt and try to chew on it. Just couldn't start her day without coffee and a cigarette. She also used to attempt to talk... long strings of noises that sounded like complete sentences, except she could not form key sounds since cats don't have control of their lips. Then when we tried to figure out what she wanted she would get this exasperated look on her face because the stupid humans could not understand their own language.


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Default  Posted: 7:55 AM, July 8th (Monday)

My Dane loved coffee too. You couldn't leave a cup of it sitting on a table, or a coffee table, she would lap it all up. She would do the same with white wine too.

Ah Pets....They bring so much enjoyment....


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Default  Posted: 9:08 AM, July 8th (Monday)

Our cat used to get in the shower with us. It scared the living sh*t out of me the first time I felt something rub against my leg. I look down and there she is meowing with the water on her.

When my ds was smaller, I'd let his bath tub fill up with water while I was in his room helping him gather his toys for his bath time. i'd go back in and our cat would be splashing all over. I had a picture somewhere of it. She is such an oddball but we love her.


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Default  Posted: 11:44 PM, July 8th (Monday)

Loved your weird cat story.

I have 3 Maine Coons, the biggest is 20 lbs. I use a very heavy ceramic water dish that he just sticks his paw in wets it and licks the water off it. We keep the toilet seat down and that's about it.Maine Coons tend to like water. Don't think I'd like to clean water up everyday.

I know you like animals and felt bad when you had to get rid of your dogs.

Hope your little kitties are neutered and spayed because they can start reproducing between 9-12 months. That could give you a loooot of kitties to feed or find homes for. LOL


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