What, no backstroke?


Cottage Grove resident Mary Ellen Schesser and her cat Nymbus have literally been making waves lately.  The water-loving feline has been showing off her swimming technique on everything from Anderson Cooper’s nationally-televised talk show to videos gone viral.  Originally, Nymbus’s aquatic feats were more about safety than notoriety.  Afraid she might drown in her backyard pool, Schesser taught the cat how to swim.  Video on Anderson’s broadcast shows a fairly wide-eyed Nymbus deftly managing the length of a kitty — err, kiddie pool before climbing out into Schesser’s waiting arms.  Click here to check out Nymbus’s cat paddle on Anderson's show.