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This is a sponsored post created in partnership with Purina. However, I used their products prior to this arrangement & voice only my true & honest opinions. Fisher is a water cat. I have never heard of anything like that in my entire life and I most certainly did not believe it when I heard it. Then I went on a kayak trip with Fisher, which is a little odd since I’ve never even met a cat that would step in a boat. Mine would try to claw your eyes out if you put them in a car. I realized that day, and many since, that Fisher is a different kind of cat.

A cross between a Bengal and a Burmese, Fisher is a Puma. Tan in color, he has a playful attitude that disguises his role as a desperate hunter. Always selfless, gifts of lizard bones lie scattered around our home like tributes. I really didn’t know that Pumas liked water, or any cat, for that matter. I stood my ground in disbelief and ignorance until, on an afternoon adventure, I witnessed Fisher jump out of a kayak and wade in the shallow water of a Caloosahatchee River sandbar. Another time, the water cat jumped off the kayak and began leisurely swimming toward a nearby mangrove island. Other times it’s been to jump into someone else’s kayak. Totally cool. This is the nature of a cat? It sure is for my Fisher!

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  1. I don’t have any pets, but I do think its really interesting to get their point of view through video. I’m excited to check out the Youtuber you mentioned and see his videos! Also, I never thought of cats enjoying water, how crazy!

  2. I can’t imagine seeing a cat jump into water from a kayak, or at least either of my cats! However, one of my cats runs to the bath tub for a drink out of the faucet every time any one in our house heads towards the bathroom! He loves to drink from the tub , but he doesn’t like to get his feet wet. Go figure!

  3. AMAZING that Fisher is a water cat! I gave my cat a bath once and I still have the scars, HOWEVER she IS a travelling cat, and has been on many boats before, cars, hotels, cabins, cottages, but she will NOT go in any water although she enjoys sailing on it 🙂

  4. I am really rethinking this whole dog / cat thing. We have a dog and he gets car sick bicycle riding sick ect. This cat is way cool and would be fun to do outdoor activities with unlike my dog 🙁

  5. A water-cat – who would have thought, our daughter’s kitty loves watching while we bath the dog, but that is all

  6. The cat looks like it is waiting for a fish. It makes me wonder if cats can smell a fish in the water.

  7. I think it would be interesting to have a camera on an outdoor cat all day to see what they get up to. Would love to win a GoPro!

  8. Cats are the unintentional clowns of the animal kingdowm, a joy to watch, and always making you laugh. With a GoPro, you can capture all their silly moments forever!

  9. That is so amazing. I have never known a cat to like water before. Most cats using run from it. My granddaughter’s cat jumps into car windows and did this last week. When they go to where they were going, the cat jumped out and ran away. By the grace of God, we had a horrible storm, the cat got scared & jumped into someones house window. Due to flyers being put up in the area, my granddaughter was able to get her cat back in two days.

  10. It was fascinating to see a at take to the water that way. I remember trying to bathe mine and how terrfied she was

  11. my cat does not like water. i have always wanted a cool cat i can walk like a dog and that likes to swim… but nope. i got a pretty prince(ss). He is cute though…

  12. Your cat is beautiful! My sister loves Bengals. Although if your kitty is leaving you gifts, it’s not to be nice, it’s because they think you don’t know how to hunt lol my cat must think I’m a pretty good hunter as he’s never left me anything!

  13. My cat is the most uninteresting sack of fur on the planet .. but I am thinking that maybe he has a secret, fun life when he disappears downstairs on his own! I hope so!

  14. I don’t have a cat but I do have a dog and I would love to see his perspective, especially as he chases squirrels around the yard.

  15. A gopro would be so fun to take on vacation as well as to document daily adventures, just like this cat! We have some very comical dogs who would make good video stars!

  16. What a cool cat your Fisher kitty is! I’ve never seen a cat that likes water but yours sure seems to like it. Very fun video.

  17. Rarely do you see cats that like the water! I only know of my sister’s cat who likes to sit on the side of the bathtub when she’s in there & paws the water.

  18. It’s really cool that your cat is into water. You have a great story for parties and when you meet people.

  19. Holy batman, luv the cat. Divine. Wow, prize GoPro is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the GoPro to work and eat. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest.

  20. I’m surprised that it would go diving in. Our Maine Coon mix in theory likes water, soaking herself getting a drink from the sink, but is too prissy to get her paws wet.

  21. I would love to attach a camera to my cats for a day to see what they get up to! They don’t get to go anywhere near water other than the tub, and then they only skirt the edges..

  22. Your cat is so amazing and a water baby love it! As I write this post, I’m laughing at myself, because we were only dog lovers, then one day we had a feral baby cat with no mom on our doorsteps at first I thought oh no what do we do? Keep it or Call the humane society. 5 years later best decision ever to keep our cat Lele, she has given us so much joy, love & fun, she even chases balls lol, I want to give her the best food like this Purina Pro plan keep her happy and healthy for a long long time. Thank you for sharing an awesome post!

  23. What an amazing cat. I had a friend who had 2 siamese cats and they would lay in the sink and love it when there was water in the sink. I don’t think they’d go in the water, though.

  24. You have such an adventurous cat. I haven’t had one since I was a teenager. The thing ours used to do was bring us his catch = like a mouse or a bird. He would sit there with his catch in his mouth and just wait. He really was very proud of them… He would have loved to go kayaking.

  25. love the kitty pics & vids. No matter how many cat pics I see online, it never gets old. I guess I’m a cat lover.

  26. Aw your cat is so beautiful. Can’t believe he can walk so calmly in the water like that, so rare to see a cat that actually doesn’t mind the water. My dog I have now is the first pet I’ve had that enjoys the water, and it still supersizes me after years every single time she jumps in the water, but so cute!

  27. Fisher the Water Cat is quite talented giving gifts of lizard bones then the ability to swim. The owner of the water cat was cautious in letting Fisher reveal his talents for swimming so he would not get lost. I hope he has many years of playful rides in his Kayak

  28. My cat was okay with water as long as she wasnt in it. Loved sitting at the edge of the tub watching the water.

  29. Fisher sounds like a amazing cat. Never heard of a water cat before. I really don’t think our cats would like going near the water.

  30. This is incredible! I love to kayak but my cats would have nothing to do with that even if I forced them.

  31. My cat would not go anywhere near the water. She’d tear me to pieces if I attempted to stick her in a boat!

  32. Our cat would have taken my face off at the first sign of water. That is so cool, thanks for sharing. I would not have believed it.

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