Wednesday, March 14, 2012 6:48:30 PM
I always thought it was more a cliche than a reality, anyway. Our cats needed bathing once or twice and they didn't mind much.
I`ve just looked to see how much truth is in it and found the interesting suggestion that it`s related to temperature - wild cats from hotter areas tend not to mind being in water and wild cats from colder areas tend to avoid anything more than drinking it. Maybe it`s related to maintaining body temperature and has become hardwired on an instinctive level.