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Jenna Stregowski, RVT has worked in veterinary medicine for more than two decades. Her veterinary experience ranges from routine wellness care and preventive medicine to emergency and specialty care, where she has performed duties ranging from specialized nursing to clinical administration. Jenna has been writing about pet care for over 10 years, including for publications like DVM 360 and DogTime.
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It's a Great Time to Get Attention
Cats love attention (as long as it"s on their terms). Let"s face it, who"s not going to pet a sweet cat who is rubbing all over your legs while you sit on the toilet. The cat seems to know you are "trapped" in there for at least a few minutes and that it"ll be easy to get your attention. It also may be that your cat can tell you are not distracted by the television, a book, work, or some other activity. You are there doing nothing too serious, able to return the love and attention they give you. Many cats also like to lick their humans after a bath or shower. Silly kitties!
Sinks Are Like Cat Beds
Think about the shape of the sink. The rounded sides seem to perfectly cradle the feline body. It seems only natural that a cat would enjoy the feeling of a sink to lounge and sleep in. The coolness of the sink might feel good in warmer months. During cold months, the cat"s body heat might warm up the sink and make it extra cozy in there. Some cats will also lick drops of water out of the faucet while lounging in the sink.
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Water, Believe It or Not
Although most cats don"t like to be wet, many like to be around water. In the bathroom, a cat can drink fresh water from the sink or tub faucet. Fresh running water is just one of the many things that cats love. Cats that like sinks will sometimes get in there while the water is running. Some cats like to lick the wet tub or even drink bathwater!
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Cats Enjoy Routines
Coming to visit you in the bathroom can become a routine your cat learns to love, especially if you give in to its pleas for attention. Your cat may also be anticipating mealtime if that"s something you do after using the bathroom in the morning.
Your Cat Loves You
The bathroom is full of the smells of you: your cat"s favorite human! You spend time there doing important things, or at least it may seem that way to your cat. Your cat may be intrigued by watching you do all the little things humans do in there. Many cats will sit on the vanity, mesmerized while you brush your teeth or do your hair. Bathroom time may be some very valuable feline bonding time!