"Seems ok."
April 10, 2012 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Nymbus the Swimming Cat: [SLYT].
posted by Fizz (13 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: I'm glad that cat was okay with swimming across that kiddie pool but this does seem like reaaaaally thin for a post. -- cortex

Wait -- can't all cats swim? Isn't Nymbus just the cat that Won't Claw Your Eyes Out After You Throw Him Into a Pool?
posted by rtimmel at 9:45 AM on April 10, 2012 [10 favorites]

I'm just glad to see that Anderson Cooper is tackling those big issues, you know: can cats swim in a giant pool with Anderson plastered on the front.
posted by Fizz at 9:48 AM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

Nymbus: OK. I can do this. Just get to the other side. Very concerned.

What? No! Fffffffuuuuuuuuuu let me out, damn it, don't turn me around. I am so going to poop in your bed tonight.
posted by zippy at 9:49 AM on April 10, 2012 [2 favorites]

I see your not very unusual swimming cat, and raise you one scuba diving cat.
posted by shelleycat at 9:52 AM on April 10, 2012 [2 favorites]

Yeah, there's nothing extraordinary about a cat that can swim. Most cats can swim. You just don't see them doing it very often because most cats don't like swimming. But there are exceptions even to that. There's even an entire breed, the Turkish Van, that's known for enjoying the water. Supposedly they swim out to greet the fishing boats on the Black Sea.
posted by baf at 9:54 AM on April 10, 2012

posted by Iosephus at 10:01 AM on April 10, 2012

He seemed....happy.
posted by Diablevert at 10:03 AM on April 10, 2012

Next up, a chicken that lays eggs.
posted by rahnefan at 10:24 AM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

That does not look like a happy kitty to me. Admittedly, perhaps when it's at home in a familiar environment it enjoys swimming, but the whole "has to be dropped into the pool" thing does not look promising. I do not approve of making pets do things that they clearly do not enjoy when there's no real benefit to the animal or the household - pictures of miserable pets in funny costumes always get me down.
posted by Frowner at 10:24 AM on April 10, 2012

Why does Anderson get to have that big stylized username for his YouTube account? So much for egalitarianism.

Anyway, this is kind of pointless.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:25 AM on April 10, 2012

Bah. My cat knows how to get out of the water- attach himself to me. With all his claws at once.
posted by PuppyCat at 10:26 AM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

The look in the cat's eyes was one of sheer "Oh no"
posted by Apocryphon at 10:27 AM on April 10, 2012

Indeed. His eyes said "oh shit ohshitohshitohshitohshit" and then on the attempted return "nowaynowaynoway"
posted by pyrex at 10:42 AM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

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