I hope all you pet lovers will get voting for Gin the Freestyle dancer, performing on Britains got more talent over the next few weeks..................He is totally unphased and seems to actually work his audience! I thought getting my dog to sit was an achievement!
It came to my attention recently that there is a breed of cat that actually enjoys having a bath.....
The Turkish van breed, pictured below, is believed to have originated in the eastern part of Turkey which is also known as Eastern Anatolia. Because they were "discovered" by two Englishwomen (Sonia Halliday and Laura Lushington) in the 1950s near Lake Van, they were named the Turkish Van cats.
In the hot Turkish summers, they were known to bathe and cool off in rivers and laked of the Van region, and the breed still holds a cashmere like, water resistant texture to it's coat, as well as a fascination with water. Other strange characteristics of this breed is their high level of playfulness. They often like to fetch and play like a dog, and have also been known to pant like a dog!
Click on the image below to see a swimming cat in action, scuba diving!