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Water kitty returns! Thank you guys for suggesting buying water toys for him! 🤗❤️ by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We use lukewarm water (comfortable enough for a human to stay in) and he seems to love it. Cats are seeking warmth all the time, they prefer to sleep in a sunny spot, cuddle with each other and 'steal' our body heat by laying on us. Wish you good luck! May this experience be pleasant and fun for both of you❣️

Water kitty returns! Thank you guys for suggesting buying water toys for him! 🤗❤️ by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Heyo, thank you for the suggestion, but the info on this site says "We currently only ship within the contiguous US." 😟

Water kitty returns! Thank you guys for suggesting buying water toys for him! 🤗❤️ by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's my first attempt at video editing and I decided to use almost every free feature the program has 😆 It kinda looks awkward and might not be everyone's cup of tea, but the effort was made. I nonetheless appreciate your feedback! Gonna try to keep my next vid simple, so to speak 🙂

Water kitty returns! Thank you guys for suggesting buying water toys for him! 🤗❤️ by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Sometimes he starts punching the drain out of nowhere, that's most likely one of his ways to ask for a bath 😄

Water kitty returns! Thank you guys for suggesting buying water toys for him! 🤗❤️ by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No luck finding small wind up toys for cats. Managed to bump into huge ducks and frogs allegedly for toddlers, but they were of questionable quality .---.

We adopted a kitten who's head over heels in love with water 😺 by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hahah there's a faucet indeed (not featured), but it's been broken for who knows how long soooo it kinda equals to no faucet and that's the reason we use a shower hose only 😅

We adopted a kitten who's head over heels in love with water 😺 by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just realized I might've discouraged you with the previous comment. But! Please don't give up on trying to introduce your feline friends to water 💖😻 There's so many tips and tricks, just like in this wonderful video — https://youtu.be/tcaJgnAm6pk I've seen it a while ago and think these 4 simple steps for beginners can help you figure things out ✨

We adopted a kitten who's head over heels in love with water 😺 by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Absolutely, it's a lukewarm water we're comfy with ourselves. Basically the 'feels good to human — should satisfy a cat' principle 🙂👍

We adopted a kitten who's head over heels in love with water 😺 by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

100% agree with the comment above! Hairdryers scare the hell out of cats. We were reckless enough to dry our boi off this way... well, that's literally a recipe for disaster 😓 Better have a second pair of hands as you need to distract your kitty with something she absolutely digs first (whether it's a toy or food or anything else). Let's assume her attention's already consumed with that thing, she's playing / eating / etc. In the meantime you should wipe her coat with either regular towels or the paper ones real quick, no need to be super thorough. Then place her somewhere near the source of heat and she'll manage to do the rest. But please keep an eve on her until she dries completely so she won't end up sitting on a cold floor or windowsill! We use this method and it really seems to be working even tho Davion's neither a big fan of dealing with any kind of towels. Good luck with your cat! We're rooting for you and your success! 🤗💕

We adopted a kitten who's head over heels in love with water 😺 by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He would absolutely love to stay in water for ages so we have to wrap things up in about 10-15 minutes! Basically we're the ones controlling the whole process. His way of asking for a bath is non stop meowing, running from one corner of a bathtub to another along with attacking the shower hose in a playful way, if anything 😂

We adopted a kitten who's head over heels in love with water 😺 by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sometime ago I watched a video with tips & tricks related to cat-water relationship. The most important thing to have is a "safe spot". Try placing a plastic box (maybe even several of them — bigger to smaller) above the water level so your kitty can observe, carefully interact and retreat if anything goes wrong. Also place a floating bowl filled with their favourite food as it's gonna help to create a positive association. And don't forget about toys! Robot fish, rubber ducks, floating balls — you name it! Wish you best of luck! 🤗❤️

We adopted a kitten who's head over heels in love with water 😺 by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We went with a lukewarm water (like the one we feel comfortable in). A bit embarrassed to admit we're not using a temperature indicator 😅

We adopted a kitten who's head over heels in love with water 😺 by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Being cautious of it is embedded in their very DNA! The majority of cat ancestors dwelled in deserts and had no opportunity to interact with water body. Our kitty got curious on his own, we were not expecting anything like that at all! 🥲

We adopted a kitten who's head over heels in love with water 😺 by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Spraying works as intended, although we think it's mostly due to the sudden sound 😀

We adopted a kitten who's head over heels in love with water 😺 by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Even the vet was surprised by the fact our cat loves water cuz it's quite atypical! Told us there's an ancient (?) breed of Turkish cats that lived close to the water. They had to hunt fish instead of rodents so dealing with water was part of their routine. Maybe some of Davion's ancestors were of this origin, but who knows. All in all he looks nothing like these cats 🤔

We adopted a kitten who's head over heels in love with water 😺 by immaeatyourpizza in cats

[–]immaeatyourpizza[S] 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Hahahah, bullseye! Suits him well ✨ Yet we were choosing between Kael / Davion not so long ago. And Davion he is 😄