“Human, Jacey, Marley and I think you humans are strange sometimes.”
“What is it now, Bagheera?”
“Well, we saw this video of a bengal cat swimming in the ocean and we thought the reaction of the humans was very amusing. Many of us bengals love to swim. After all, we are descended from Asian leopard cats and they do not mind water at all!”
“I know, Bagheera. I’ll bet you didn’t know that some of your Asian leopard cat ancestors colonized off shore islands that are close to the mainland.”
“Well, I do not know if I would swim that much, human, but it does not surprise me that some of my ancestors did.”
As the human said, many of us bengals do not mind water and some of us like to swim. There are many videos of us swimming, and it is quite amusing for me, Jacey, and Marley when humans react with such amazement over something we bengal cats do all the time.
Things like this are what make us bengal cats distinctive from other felines. Many of us can be taught to walk on a harness. And while many cats do not like getting their fur wet, we bengals often do not mind. Just ask the human.
“Bagheera, are you going to tell them about how I jump on the top of the shower door when the human is washing himself? It’s so fun and then I bat the water at him!”
“Well, Jacey, I think you just did. I am not as interested in doing this, but Jacey loves to ‘help’ the human when he is cleaning himself. She will bat the water at him to make sure it gets where it needs to go. It is funny to hear the human sigh when she does this.”
“Oh, tell them about playing with the swirling water, Bagheera!”
“Yes, Jacey is right. This is another thing we bengal cats like to do. We like to play in the water in the tub when it is draining. This amuses the human, but then when our wet paws track water around the apartment, he is not so amused.”
Do any of you humans with bengal cats have stories to share about us playing with water? Please share them!