It’s something you have never seen before, actually, I can’t believe my eyes, a swimming cat?! This family was in complete shock (so were we) after taking their bengal cat to the beach and finding out that the cat can swim. Diego the bengal cat was with his owners when they went for vacation in Graham Beach in New Zealand, they took him to the sea then he went into the water on his own and even started swimming! The cat first walked on its paws, and then he swam like a boss. His owner was holding the leash to protect the cat. It’s weird, isn’t it? But it happened.
After the video was uploaded on YouTube, it went viral, some found it a very cute and adorable video, and they accepted the fact that it’s something that you don’t see every day, but it also had so many negative reviews. According to the reviews, YouTube community didn’t find it as a funny thing at all; they saw that it’s a way of torturing and scaring this little bengal cat. We think that this cat is courageous, if the cat was scared, he wouldn’t have taken two steps towards the sea, and as you see in the video, the owner didn’t force the cat to do so, I think that the cat wanted to swim.
The truth is, not all cats hate water. Scientists think that since cats are never exposed to water at the start of their life, and basically cats are indoor pets, who aren’t allowed to get out alone. So water for cats is a first time exposure, that’s why they fear it, and maybe they don’t. Also it’s not allowed for water to come close near their ears, it harms it and sometimes it leads them to be deaf.