Cats and water are classic enemies since the dawn of felines. Yes, there is the rare occasion where a house cat seems to enjoy the water. But most of the time they avoid it like the plague. Cats self clean by licking themselves, so in their smol adorable little heads, they don’t see any purpose for water other than they have to drink it occasionally to survive.
Gary the cat is a chonky adorable tuxedo cat. He was rescued by Kathleen Rodamer and she absolutely adores her fur baby. He does no wrong in her eyes. However, he isn’t always the smartest little dude… He has been banned from the family dock because he doesn’t understand that if you walk off of the dock, you land in the water…
The video shows a confident kitty strutting down a small wooden dock. You can hear the cat dad in the background voice a little concern, since Gary doesn’t have the best track record for walking down that thing. Kathleen has full confidence in her baby though and says “he”s got it!” Unfortunately, right after she says that the poor little cat misses the dock and plops right into the water.
The mom just sounds a little disappointed, but not shocked or freaking out—probably because this has happened before with Gary. They make sure he’s not drowning and then hear the most traumatized “MEOOOWWWWRRRRR” come from under the dock. Kathleen calmly goes to her baby to help him, but he is not a happy camper in the slightest.
For some reason, however, Gary has not learned his lesson. Kathleen will be up on the dock when she starts to spot Gary trying to make his way onto the dock. She has to rush over to him and try to get him to stop in his tracks before he goes too far and the inevitable happens and he becomes a sad wet kitty.
The second vide she shares shows the cat starting to walk up, the cat mama yelling for him to stop and go back, trying to stop the tragedy from striking once again. But he STILL misses the dock on his way out. He was only a few steps in and he still decides to step off a bit too early. Luckily, this time he was able to catch himself and land on his feet on a rock, but he was very close to falling back into the water. The mom seems frustrated, but assures Gary that she still loves him very much.