A cat named Ellie’s reaction to wanting to flood with water, much like a plant has charmed the internet.
The now-viral reddit The post, titled “My Cat Who Wants to Get Water Like a Plant,” has been updated 10,300 times with 100 comments since it was shared on June 30. redditor @Queen_of_winter shared the post on the “Animals Being Derps” subreddit, and people can’t get enough of the furry cat’s love of water.
The 13-second clip started with the brown tabby cat meowing outside while looking at some plants.
‘What do you want? Do you want water?’ the original poster (OP) asked her cat in the clip.
Suddenly the nozzle of a watering can came into view. “Is this what you want?” she asked. “OKAY.”
The woman walked up to the cat and called her name as the cat meowed a few more times. The OP then let the water trickle down gently and poured onto the cat from the watering can, which seemed to calm the cat.
“Oh, you’re spinning?” the OP asked as she continued to pour water on Ellie who faced the stream and then groomed herself as the water slowed down.
There were also signs of water splashing on the sidewalk, so this shouldn’t be new to Ellie.
Cats are beloved pets that millions of people have in their homes. In fact, there are 45.3 million cat households in the United States alone statistic†
People love to treat their pets too, and a 2020 Harris Poll conducted for TD Ameritrade found that cat owners spend an average of $329 each year on food for their cats. Vet care and vaccinations for cats cost $125, while supplies without food were $89. Pet insurance was also an expense and was $57 per year. Cat grooming was $26, and other expenses were included: gifts and “splurges” for $24, clothing and accessories for $16, kennel or childcare for $13, and training for $8 a year.
Cats are known for their aversion to water, and news week has previously reported the various reasons why they don’t like it, such as because of their ancestors living in arid desert regions and their own internal body temperatures of 98.1 to 102.1 degrees Fahrenheit combined with their desire to stay warm. In addition, a cat’s predatory nature also plays a role, as wet fur can make the animal cold and “pose a safety risk because it restricts flexibility and mobility,” expert Pam Johnson-Bennett of Cat Behavior Associates told me. news week†
In addition, getting wet can remove a cat’s own scent, and water contains chemicals and “solutes” that a cat’s nose can detect, so cats stay away from water because they don’t want to get “contaminated” with the scents. In addition, they would also not want their personal scent, which they always rub everywhere, in the water. Past experiences with water can also influence a cat’s desire to get near it again.
Redditors commented on the video of the cat getting watered like a plant, and many seem to approve of the beneficial moment. “This little cat wants to bathe,” said one user. “Love his reaction.”
Another thinks the cat is “broken” and adds: “Got [to] send it back to the cat factory for repair.”
Other people joked about the viral cat enjoying the shower. “Catcus,” one Redditor chimed in, while another called it “Spectacular.”
Some saw the humor in the cat’s love of water. “Aww, what a cute funny girl,” interrupted one Redditor.
One user called the situation “absolutely derpy,” while another Redditor revealed that their cat “would have fled at the speed of light even before the first drop was out.”
Cats are usually known to hate water, so the cat in the video is a surprising sight to some. “Water-loving cats are very rare,” said one user. “The only one I ever saw was my grandmother’s.”
However, some cats like water, just like Ellie. “Lol, my cat does this every morning with the spray bottle,” said one Redditor. “And her whole day is just ruined if she doesn’t get water.”
One user said the cat may have been hot, and the OP replied, “She was steps from an open door to the much cooler house, so she actively chose to get watered rather than go in. “
news week reached out to Redditor @Queen_of_winter for comment.
This isn’t the only viral moment involving cats. A man “ambushed” by cats while rescuing a kitten has delighted the internet† An elderly cat who demands to be every night on the spoon is melting hearts† In addition, a “chillin’ kitty” praised for using a fan during a heat wave†