Originally Posted by Rakuflames
I guess you know it's important to rinse them off thoroughly. Cat fur absorbs water
, and then they can poison themselves if the salt
stays in their fur.
Both mine have now fallen. The second one was much smarter about it than the first. She rapidly found a piling, climbed up, jumped on to the boat next to me, got on the cabin
top and then the bimini
, and then made a flying leap of a jump onto the netting on the side of my cockpit
. All four claws into the net. I wish I had a video of that!
Here in the Med sea water
is incredibly salty, I've always figured that their tiny kidneys wouldn't be able to cope with all that salt
if they lick themselves after a dunking, so they always get a good rinse in fresh.
Neither of our cats have fallen in for over a year until yesterday. Fluff hangs on the rudder
(it sticks out of the water slightly) and makes an awful row and Puss climbs the rudder
stock (open steering
compartment) keeps quiet and gets greasy! We were pleased to find that she could climb the ladder yesterday. We did have a thick rope
hanging over the stern but they never went for it, our stern cuts up out of the water and they always follow the water line so head
straight for the top of the rudder. That's fine if we're on board but if we're not.....?