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Do cats really hate water? New Simon's Cat video explores feline behaviour

20 March 2017
Do cats really hate water? New Simon Following the success of the Simon’s Cat video series on Youtube, animator Simon Tofield and Cats Protection’s Behaviour Manager Nicky Trevorrow have teamed up to explore the relationship between cats and water.

Simon explains how his own pet cats love water: “My cats are always curled up in my sink, fast asleep” he says, “they lick from the tap when they’re thirsty and even if there is a water bowl below, they’ll always go for the dripping water.”

So why do cats often have a fascination with water? Nicky explains that as cats are descended from the African wildcat, they are more inclined to drink from a running stream than a stagnant pool.

If you want to learn more about your cat’s behaviour and their origins from the African wildcat, visit our online behaviour hub.

Do you notice your cat doing something similar to Simon’s cat? Tweet us @catsprotection, using the hashtag #SimonsCatLogic