Javelin Man wrote:I was wondering how a wild mountain lion would have behaved in a bathtub when a tame, domestic calico would've turned the owner's arms to shreds.
Some breeds of cats might be more tolerant of baths than others. My wife had a Himalayan cat for many years, and although it didn't exactly like baths, it never fought her over one.
The closest I've come to anything resembling a mountain lion was when I went to a friends house in Kettering in the mid 70's. He didn't warn me his parents had a black panther roaming around in the house.
She walked over to the couch, jumped on it, and put her head and front paws on my lap, wanting to be petted. The kid thought her response was a good thing, because he said that she's usually not friendly with strangers.
As large as it was, I would've hated to offend it.
I never asked my friend if it ever got baths, but it seemed pretty clean already.