"If I take a bath my kitten, it will rain. How True?"

@Shavkat (62351)
Philippines
May 6, 2018 8:14pm CST
This morning, I was looking at my younger brother. He was taking a bath our dog and asked him to do it to Shadow as well. He said, "It will rain." I was laughing out loud. He got this notion from the elders that it is not possible for cats to take a bath. It is still an animal that needs to have a lukewarm bath. "Do you take a bath your cat?" "Do you have such superstitious belief?" Image Credit: Shavkat
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@mlgen1037 (29644)
• Manila, Philippines
7 May
Hi Shavkat. I have heard of that everytime we try to wet the stray cats outside our house. Hihi
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
I agree. Well, I think you can adopt one of these stray cats. Is it an option?
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@mlgen1037 (29644)
• Manila, Philippines
7 May
@Shavkat My dad would not allow them inside the house but my cousin takes care of them.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
@mlgen1037 The kittens and the mother cat are not allowed inside the house. They are allowed to visit the living room and go out after if no ones inside the house.
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@iridion9 (7205)
• Philippines
7 May
The reason cats don't like a bath because they get cold very easily.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
It is nice to have a trivia. Thank you for the information.
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@xiaolisu (1303)
• China
7 May
it's the first time i heard about this. there are lots of superstition too . i think it's a reflection of mind.i can understand that but i don't believe
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
The old ones usually have such superstitious beliefs. But I do think it is not true. I am in the modern side way of thinking.
@Starmaiden (5831)
• Canada
7 May
Unless I want to be maimed and have the skin ripped off of me, I will not bath my cat. She does a good job of keeping herself clean.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
I agree. As far as I can remember, cats are one of the best in cleaning themselves. Unlike dogs, they really need to take a bath. If I take a bath my kittens and their mother, family members will freak out.
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@ridingbet (52622)
• Philippines
7 May
that is an age-old belief that we Filipinos practice, right? and right now i would like to splash a bucket full of water to a stray cat at the backyard so it will rain.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
9 May
Hahaha It is an ancient belief. If it is real, then you will have the rain. I can imagine how hot in your place right now.
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@ridingbet (52622)
• Philippines
10 May
@Shavkat yes kabsat. it went 38 this morning, but now, it is cooler.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
11 May
@ridingbet That's good. I hope you can have a good weather. I know how it feels. When I went to Cordon, it was so hot.
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@kobesbuddy (46151)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 May
Bathing a cat is next to impossible, they will claw and scratch and bite! Will it make rain? NO!
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
I haven's seen somebody who takes a bath his or her cat. I do agree that it was a wrong notion that it will rain after taking a bath a cat.
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@kobesbuddy (46151)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 May
@Shavkat They meant, you will get wet, trying to do this!
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
@kobesbuddy Actually, the notion is that it will rain in a place.
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@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
7 May
It is not going to rain if you give your cat a bath, but you risk a very strong reaction. Cats hate to be bathed.
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@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
9 May
@Shavkat Poor kittens, I am so sorry. Cats do not like water.
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@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
9 May
@Shavkat This is surely the reason, young kittens need warm places to stay.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
11 May
@LadyDuck I tried my best to give a warm abode. But still, it wasn't enough.
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@Jessabuma (27450)
• Baguio, Philippines
7 May
Hello! Hehehe I can relate when I was kid , my parents used to tell me if I take a bath our cats , it will going to have typhoons..
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
9 May
I think there is a sense of knowing it.
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@Jessabuma (27450)
• Baguio, Philippines
9 May
@Shavkat hehe!!! Yes that's right
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
11 May
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@caopaopao (8562)
• China
7 May
Yes, I often bathe my cat. I don't believe these.lol
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
Really? Is your cat fine? How often do you take a bath your cat?
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@caopaopao (8562)
• China
7 May
@Shavkat My cat is very good. Sometimes I take a bath for it once every two months. Sometimes it takes longer. In fact, cats have their own cleaning ways . They are always very clean.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
@caopaopao I do agree that they know how to take good care of themselves, in terms of being clean.
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@aureliah (16042)
7 May
Did it rain after the kitten took a bath?
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
The kitten didn't have his bath. I am afraid Shadow might die after having it
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@aureliah (16042)
10 May
@Shavkat Then its good that Shadow doesn't take a bath
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
11 May
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May
I haven't heard this. I don't know anyone here who baths their cat.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
Even I, my dear friend. I haven't seen any owners bath their cats.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May
@Shavkat Mostly cats don't like water.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
@JudyEv I agree. They usually run if it rains
@AKRao24 (17816)
• India
7 May
I don't have a Cat as a Pet so I never tried bathing it. I am hearing about this superstition for the first time. Thanks for adding to my knowledge dear friend @Shavkat!
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
I just wanted to share the old beliefs of my elders. However, there is no proof that it was true.
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@AKRao24 (17816)
• India
7 May
@Shavkat , Yes that is what I meant, I am happy to know about the belief what yourv elders had! Thanks!
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
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@id_peace (6929)
• Singapore
7 May
No there is an internet meme that everytime you wank a kitten will die
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
My granny aged 99 told me that, too. It is impossible for the cats to take a bath.
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@id_peace (6929)
• Singapore
7 May
Your grandma rocks
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
@id_peace I think she is. My groovy granny is close to 100 in June this year.
@Hannihar (36018)
11 May
@Shavkat No I do not give Sophie a bath. She would never let me do it. She cleans herself and I accept that.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
11 May
I agree. I think this is a fact what we need to accept.
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@Hannihar (36018)
11 May
@Shavkat ok Shavkat.
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@JESSY3236 (6463)
• United States
11 May
No I don't bathe my cat. Although I wanted to when she had fleas. She wouldn't let me. I haven't heard that belief.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
12 May
The belief is only in my country I think. I do think it is better not to bath cats. It would be a bad idea. c",)
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@db20747 (8032)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
9 May
Don't have a cat!! If I did, I would not try to bathe them!!!!
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
9 May
Hahaha I got your point.
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• Hangzhou, China
7 May
i had fostered some rabbits.the rabbits can't be bathed with water,so i never take a bath to my rabbits.i believe there are something that Animals have six sense.like the sign of rain earthquake and tsunami,it will appear on the behaviour of animals.it is exactly the natural activity.i never doubt it .
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
7 May
It is nice to hear about it. This is my first time to hear it. I am sure there are some people who different beliefs about particular animals.
@kepweng (14611)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
10 May
hope it will rain Fish for your cats