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. (Photo: Tambako The Jaguar/flickr)

Tabby cat in snow 'What do you mean you can see me?' (Photo: Tambako The Jaguar/flickr)

Cat lying down in snow For some cats, snow makes a lovely surface for rolling around. (Photo: Linnéa Gröndalen/flickr)

Cats frolicking in snow The song '12 Days of Christmas' should have included two cats frolicking in the snow. (Photo: Inessa Akhmedova/flickr)

Handsome cat enjoying snowy day Snow is a great conditioner for cat fur. Maybe. (Photo: Ksenia Raykova/Shutterstock)

Cat walking in snow Like the U.S. Postal Service, this cat walks through the snow like a champ. (Photo: Polda2/flickr)

Cat licking snow For some cats, a blizzard is an all-you-can-eat buffet of snow. (Photo: Paul Joseph/flickr)

Orange kitten in snow Some cats are a little wary of snow. (Photo: Edward Dalmulder/flickr)

Cat hiding inside snowman This cat loves its new igloo. (Photo: gamppart/flickr)

Cat hiding in snow An igloo snowman provides protection from the snow. (Photo: gamppart/flickr)

Black cat in snow Black cats photograph very well in the snow. (Photo: Rosana Prada/flickr)

Blue-eyed white cat in snow White kitties photograph well in the snow, too! (Photo: 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. (Photo: Immortel/flickr)

Cat with snow in fur 'I think the snow really brings the color of my eyes.' (Photo: Paul Joseph/flickr)

Cat playing in snow 'Too cold! Too cold! Too cold!' (Photo: Tambako The Jaguar/flickr)

Cat sniffing air Snow offers a whole new smell for cats to experience. (Photo: Rebecca Siegel/flickr)

Cat sitting in snow 'No, this snow is quite comfortable to sit in.' (Photo: karl umbriaco/Shutterstock)

Yellow cat rolling in snow Crescent moon in snow is an advanced cat yoga pose. (Photo: Abi Skipp/flickr)

Laura Moss writes about a variety of topics with a focus on animals, science, language and culture. But she mostly writes about cats.

20 cats that appreciate snow
These kitties enjoy a snowy day as much as the rest of us.