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Psihala 01 April 2015 05:06 PM

'Broken' cat likes water and plays with a fish
 
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thorny locust 01 April 2015 06:31 PM

What's broken about that?

While most cats don't like actually being in water, some of them do (nearly all of them will play with a small stream of water in a sink or tub). And it's entirely normal for a cat to bat at anything that moves; if it's not hungry right then, it may well do so without trying to eat the moving thing.

And I very much doubt that the fish thought that was a game.

GenYus234 01 April 2015 06:43 PM

I think the "broken" refers to the fact that the cat only has one rear leg.

Horse Chestnut 02 April 2015 04:10 AM

I know of at least one breed of cat (Turkish Van) that likes water and swimming, so I imagine there are some moggies out there with the water gene, too. The fish - a koi? - doesn't looks very stressed. It almost acts curious at times.

My Pooka has a fascination with my 8-inch long plecostomus. I think he might jump into the tub if he could get a swat or two in on that fish! (BTW - any Ohio Snopesters interested in adopting my pleco? It's outgrowing the tank, fast.) :eek:

thorny locust 02 April 2015 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GenYus234 (Post 1866951)
I think the "broken" refers to the fact that the cat only has one rear leg.

Looks like they're both there to me. Check at the beginning of the video.

During most of the video the cat's left side paws are concealed behind the rest of it.

And the fish has such little space to move in that I don't think it has any choice but to sometimes approach the cat -- doesn't it have to move to keep water flowing over its gills? It seems to me to try to move away from the cat when the cat bats at it.

GenYus234 02 April 2015 05:10 AM

I think you're right. The refraction of the water made it look like the right rear leg was on the cat's left side.


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