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marlin, the hatteras island swimming cat

Who says all cats hate water… Under the heading of truth is stranger than fiction, we have Marlin the cat. Film, photos and eyewitness accounts all agree–Marlin loves the water and especially the ocean. Cat aficionados the world over are probably scratching their heads. Joy Crist, writing for the Island Free Press, tells the story. […]
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Who says all cats hate water…

Under the heading of truth is stranger than fiction, we have Marlin the cat. Film, photos and eyewitness accounts all agree–Marlin loves the water and especially the ocean. Cat aficionados the world over are probably scratching their heads. Joy Crist, writing for the Island Free Press, tells the story.

Two dogs and a cat in the ocean. Picture, Caroline Jarvis.
Two dogs and a cat in the ocean. Picture, Caroline Jarvis.

“Meet Marlin – a handsome, orange tabby cat who has been making waves on social media, thanks to his many documented adventures along the waters of the Outer Banks.

Marlin is raised by his parents, Caroline Jarvis and Mack Hopkins, (soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins), as well as his dog brothers and sisters – Buxton, Hattie, Shady, and Buoy. “It’s pretty wild. He really does think he is a dog,” says Caroline. “He [just] doesn’t know any different!”

Videos of Marlin following the dogs into the ocean, helping them dig a hole along the beach, or perched on the haul of a skiff cruising through the Pamlico Sound have gone viral in local circles, and have caused even the saltiest islanders to stop scrolling and smile.”

To read this and other stories in the Island Free Press, click here.

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