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Owner astonished when she realises why her cat followed her into the bathroom

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Cats love to be clean, and they will regularly groom themselves throughout the day. But rescue cat Jinx won't just settle for a DIY clean, she wants a proper bubble bath.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 03/10/2020, 18:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:25

Jinx was a 4-week old kitten when she was rescued and found to be infested with fleas. But because she was so young, her new owner Tracey Lehmann didn't want to use a harsh flea treatment on the tiny cat and decided instead to give Jinx a daily bath.

Little did Tracey know that this would be the start of her cat's obsession with water.

Bathing buddy

Nearly every day, Tracey would give Jinx a bath in the sink and give her a thorough wash to get rid of the fleas and parasites in the kitten's fur. But while most cats hate water and would do anything to avoid getting wet, Jinx loved it.

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Jinx has become so obsessed with having a bath, that she will now join Tracey in the tub. And this doesn't mean perching on the side. Jinx will actually get in with Tracey and stay in the water until Tracey gets out.


This could mean that she's in the bath for up to 40 minutes relaxing in the water.


Soggy moggy

Jinx doesn't even mind getting covered in bubbles!


Tracey makes sure that Jinx is the first one to get out of the bath, so the soggy moggy has time to dry off and doesn't soak the rest of the house.

But it's not only bathtime Jinx loves. She also adores being out in the rain too. When it's raining outside, Tracey will hold Jinx in her arms, and the cat becomes so relaxed she will sometimes fall asleep.