20 Cats That Appreciate Snow

Your cat may not like water, but snow is a different thing entirely. vvvita/Shutterstock

Cats have a reputation for preferring the comforts of the indoors, with all those laps to snuggle in and sunshine to bask in. The last thing you expect is for a kitty to enjoy being either cold or wet — after all, cats aren't exactly known for loving water.

But as these kitties prove, there's something magical about snow that prompts the urge to play from even the finickiest of felines.

Cat running through snow
Dashing through the snow isn't just for horses pulling sleighs. Tambako The Jaguar/flickr
Tabby cat in snow
'What do you mean you can see me?'. Tambako The Jaguar/flickr
Cat lying down in snow
For some cats, snow makes a lovely surface for rolling around. Linnéa Gröndalen/flickr
Cats frolicking in snow
The song '12 Days of Christmas' should have included two cats frolicking in the snow. Inessa Akhmedova/flickr
Handsome cat enjoying snowy day
Snow is a great conditioner for cat fur. Maybe. Ksenia Raykova/Shutterstock
Cat walking in snow
Like the U.S. Postal Service, this cat walks through the snow like a champ. Polda2/flickr
Cat licking snow
For some cats, a blizzard is an all-you-can-eat buffet of snow. Paul Joseph/flickr
Orange kitten in snow
Some cats are a little wary of snow. Edward Dalmulder/flickr
Cat hiding inside snowman
This cat loves its new igloo. gamppart/flickr
Cat hiding in snow
An igloo snowman provides protection from the snow. gamppart/flickr
Black cat in snow
Black cats photograph very well in the snow. Rosana Prada/flickr
Blue-eyed white cat in snow
White kitties photograph well in the snow, too!. Stephen Whitehead/flickr
Cat rolling in snow
Cats may not be able to make snow angels, but they still love rolling around in the snow. Immortel/flickr
Cat with snow in fur
'I think the snow really brings the color of my eyes.'. Paul Joseph/flickr
Cat playing in snow
'Too cold! Too cold! Too cold!'. Tambako The Jaguar/flickr
Cat sniffing air
Snow offers a whole new smell for cats to experience. Rebecca Siegel/flickr
Cat sitting in snow
'No, this snow is quite comfortable to sit in.'. karl umbriaco/Shutterstock
Yellow cat rolling in snow
Crescent moon in snow is an advanced cat yoga pose. Abi Skipp/flickr