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Cat Learns New Trick, Floods Owners' Home

Cat Learns New Trick, Floods Owners' Home
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By    |   Monday, 26 October 2020 02:07 PM

A cat's trick of turning on a water faucet has caused serious flood damage to its owners' home and may cost them thousands in repairs. At first it was amusing to Jasmin Stork when her cat, Amber, turned on the bathroom tap, but things stopped being funny when the 26-year-old returned to her Kingston upon Hull home recently to find it had been flooded.

"The week before this happened, I came home from work to the upstairs tap running, but luckily this time the plug wasn't in," Stork said, per Daily Mail. "I was so confused as to why it was on. Then the next day, I was in the bathroom and Amber came in and jumped up on the sink and started chewing the tap. I started recording as I thought straight away that was the reason the tap was on! At this point, we thought it was funny. We even joked about the new 'trick' she had learned."

What Stork did not realize was that Amber was working on another trick — learning to close the plughole. Days later Stork returned after a 30-minute lunch break from her at-home job to find water pouring through the living room ceiling.

"I knew as soon as I walked into the living room what had happened," Stork recalled. "I ran upstairs and the tap was on full and water was overflowing the sink. It was everywhere. Amber thought it was great. She was sat in the kitchen doorway into the living room, tapping her paws away in the water merrily like it was great fun. No remorse whatsoever."

Stork explained that she was still drying out parts of the home and was not sure what the cost of the damages would be.

"The ceiling hasn't fallen through which is a blessing," she said. "We live in an old cottage style house so the water was dripping through the wooden boards. It will be a case of replacing the flooring that we have had to rip up."

Stork is taking precautionary measures and it making a "conscious effort to close the door" to avoid a repeat of the situation.

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A cat's trick of turning on a water faucet has caused serious flood damage to its owners' home and may cost them thousands in repairs. At first it was amusing to Jasmin Stork when her cat, Amber, turned on the bathroom tap, but things...
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