There are a lot of animals that never wind up in an embarrassing position. Clams. Mealworms. To wind up behind the eight-ball, you’ve got to be smart enough to play pool. (Did I just say something wise?) That’s how cats get in trouble: curiosity.
P.S.–I don’t recommend allowing your toddler to pull kitty into the bathtub with him. That kind of curiosity never, never pays.