The common myth is that cats hate water, and for many cats, that’s true. However, a Bengal cat named Diego went to a beach in New Zealand and to its owner’s surprise, Diego started swimming in the water all by himself. What’s more, Diego didn’t seem to mind the water and actually seemed to enjoy it.
Why Diego likes water and taught himself how to swim may be a mystery, but this proves that not all cats hate the water, just 99% of them. Of course, don’t think that just because one cat in a million likes water that your cat might like water too and decide to go swimming. It’s possible, but then again, it’s possible to win the jackpot in the lottery, so don’t get your hopes up too high that your cat will become the next swimming feline.