In fact, not all cats hate water in the first place, as The Dodo reported last month. Big cats like tigers, jaguars, ocelots and lions usually love water. And even some domestic cats like to take a dip, too:
Some breeds may also be more inclined to like water from the start. If you do a quick search online, you'll find that the Turkish Van breed of domestic cats has quite a reputation for loving water. However, this cat's street cred is probably equal parts lore and fur. Turkish Vans, or "swimming cats," were said to have swam ashore from Noah's ark, apparently sick of waiting for the water to go down. More likely, the cats don't mind playing in puddles because their fur is densely cashmere-ish and water resistant.