Water, I need water.

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Water, I need water.

Post by Ellen Sieniareck » Mon, 16 Feb 1998 04:00:00



I'am sure  my cat Alex isn't the only cat that does this and that is to
run, ( not walk)
towards the bathroom, jumps on the bathroom counter and then waits for me
to turn on the sink faucet.Whereby thats my clue to turn the water on.
Alex then lets the water run between his ears, down and over his nose and
drinks his fill.  
I have two bathrooms, so even if I'am heading towards the directions of
either bathrooms, he's about four feet ahead of me  and waiting for me.  I
swear he drinks more water than I do.  He is also  an ice cream freak.  He
attempts to put his paw inside the bowl of ice cream. He will ***his head
on the bowl, or puts his paw on my hand.  He's always get some of the ice
cream, not much, just enough to get a taste.
 Open a can of tuna and all hell breaks out, meowing, rubbing on the legs,
purring, standing on his back legs, front legs on me.  He's a real pest
when it come to his favorite treats, but he's  my boy.

 
 
 

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Post by gbu.. » Mon, 16 Feb 1998 04:00:00



   >Newsgroups: rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
   >I'am sure  my cat Alex isn't the only cat that does this and that
   >is to run, ( not walk)
   >towards the bathroom, jumps on the bathroom counter and then waits
   >for me to turn on the sink faucet.Whereby thats my clue to turn the
   >water on. Alex then lets the water run between his ears, down and
   >over his nose and drinks his fill.
   >I have two bathrooms, so even if I'am heading towards the
   >directions of either bathrooms, he's about four feet ahead of me
   >and waiting for me.  I swear he drinks more water than I do.

Mine's like that, too.  He never drinks from his water dish anymore, no
matter how often the dish is cleaned and filled with fresh water.  Instead
he follows me into the bathroom, hops onto the toilet tank, which is next to
the bathtub, and gazes fondly at the bathtub tap, waiting for me to turn it
on.  When I do so, he's so anxious to hop in there that he often jumps up
from his crouching position on the toilet tank and bumps his head on a
cabinet which is just above him.

If I'm showering, I have to keep him out of the bathroom.  Otherwise he sits
on the mat outside the tub; I can't see very well without my glasses, so I
risk slipping while trying to avoid him as I get out of the shower.

It has finally gotten to the point that I have to leave the tap running
slightly all day long.  Fortunately I don't pay the water bills where I
live!

By the way, keep your toilet lid down!  I forgot to once, and Muffin, in his
rush for the tub, tried to use the toilet seat as a short cut - sploosh!

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Gerry

 
 
 

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Post by Chris Vander Rhod » Mon, 16 Feb 1998 04:00:00


:

: It has finally gotten to the point that I have to leave the tap running
: slightly all day long.  Fortunately I don't pay the water bills where I
: live!
:

We finally gave in and bought a kitty water fountain for our two brats.
Xena would insist on drinking from the toilet.  I don't have a big
problem with that but we don't always flush (to conserve water) and
she'll drink no matter what.  ewww.  

Hammacher Schlemmer has a Kitty water fountain.  It's about $50 and it
plugs in.  You need to add water every few days or so.  It continually
recirculates the water in a waterfall.  A water filter inside also
filters the water.

For the first few weeks, it was the best thing my kitties had discovered
since catnip.  Especially since I used a bit of reverse psychology on
them.  "No, don't drink from that.  Hey!"  which of course made it that
more attractive.  After a while, the novelty wore off and they would
head for the sink, but really don't mind if they have to drink at the
fountain.

My mom thinks that's spoiling them but I feel like it makes our lives
easier.  They (mostly) stay out of the sink and they drink lots of
water, avoiding Urinary Tract Infections.  OK, maybe we spoil them a little...

:) Chris
(and Greg and Xena and Nala)

 
 
 

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Post by gbu.. » Mon, 16 Feb 1998 04:00:00



   >We finally gave in and bought a kitty water fountain for our two
   >brats. Xena would insist on drinking from the toilet.  I don't have
   >a big problem with that but we don't always flush (to conserve
   >water) and she'll drink no matter what.  ewww.
   >Hammacher Schlemmer has a Kitty water fountain.  It's about $50 and
   >it plugs in.  You need to add water every few days or so.  It
   >continually recirculates the water in a waterfall.  A water filter
   >inside also filters the water.

I saw that in the online version of Hammacher Schlemmer's catalogue, and
have thought of constructing one of my own - theirs looks like a kitty dish
with a pump attached.  All it would take, I guess, is an aquarium pump with
the appropriate charcoal filter, some tubing and a nice, wide basin - the
wider the better, as far as Muffin is concerned. :-)

   >For the first few weeks, it was the best thing my kitties had
   >discovered since catnip.

Muffin is completely nonplussed by catnip:  "What am I supposed to do with
this stuff, anyway?"  Sometimes he nibbles at it, though he doesn't really
seem to get a buzz from it.  He finds stray cats that wander through our
yard far more exciting, even if he does have to watch them from inside; you
should hear his heavy breathing - and he was neutered at about 8 months,
too!

Gerry Busch
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Post by ki » Mon, 16 Feb 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
>I'am sure  my cat Alex isn't the only cat that does this and that is to
>run, ( not walk)
>towards the bathroom, jumps on the bathroom counter and then waits for me
>to turn on the sink faucet.Whereby thats my clue to turn the water on.

Nope.  Mine does that too.

Kim

 
 
 

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Post by Karyl Bledd » Mon, 16 Feb 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> :

> : It has finally gotten to the point that I have to leave the tap running
> : slightly all day long.  Fortunately I don't pay the water bills where I
> : live!
> :

> We finally gave in and bought a kitty water fountain for our two brats.
> Xena would insist on drinking from the toilet.  I don't have a big
> problem with that but we don't always flush (to conserve water) and
> she'll drink no matter what.  ewww.  

> Hammacher Schlemmer has a Kitty water fountain.  It's about $50 and it
> plugs in.  You need to add water every few days or so.  It continually
> recirculates the water in a waterfall.  A water filter inside also
> filters the water.

Not only that, but the sound of babbling water is soooooooo soothing to
the humans in the household. There are many people who have little
fountains in their homes just for that reason. I wouldn't feel
self-conscious about that at all.

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Post by Jennifer T Luc » Tue, 17 Feb 1998 04:00:00


I wanted the fountain for Milo when I first saw it in a catalog
somewhere as he is also a dripping tap drinker.  There is a slight
difference to Milo's routine (and I swear that I am not making the
following up).  He has three water dishes set out at various points in
the house.  He uses all three of them at different points of the day and
they all have to be changed, rinsed etc.  In addition to that, he also
races in front of you to get to the bathroom sink.  He also likes to
drink out of the tap in the tub.  He also thinks the kitchen sink is his
own personal watering hole.  

Mr. Milo has also trained me.  When I am in the bathroom he hops up on
the sink, looks at the drizzle of water, looks at me, looks back at the
water until I ACTUALLY CUP MY HANDS FOR HIM TO DRINK OUT OF!!!  Oh, the
shame of being totally ruled by a little brat!!

 
 
 

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Post by Chris Vander Rhod » Tue, 17 Feb 1998 04:00:00


: I saw that in the online version of Hammacher Schlemmer's catalogue, and
: have thought of constructing one of my own - theirs looks like a kitty dish
: with a pump attached.  All it would take, I guess, is an aquarium pump with
: the appropriate charcoal filter, some tubing and a nice, wide basin - the
: wider the better, as far as Muffin is concerned. :-)

We thought about trying to do it ourselves but finally just gave in and
bought the pre-made one.  What's nice is that it is VERY quiet.  With
aquarium pumps, there's always this humming sound and the fountain
doesn't  really make any sound.  The basin is a fair size.  With the two
cats, we have to refill it every other day.  Obnce a week we dump all
the water and put in clean water.  

:) Chris

 
 
 

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Post by Pat Mart » Tue, 17 Feb 1998 04:00:00


My kitty Lois has a little different way. She sits outside the bathroom
door until I pour water into a big glass and set it on the floor by my
foot. She doesn't like to be splashed by the water running in the sink
and she won't drink anyplace,else.

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Post by L.I. Ende » Thu, 19 Feb 1998 04:00:00


: My kitty Lois has a little different way. She sits outside the bathroom
: door until I pour water into a big glass and set it on the floor by my
: foot. She doesn't like to be splashed by the water running in the sink
: and she won't drink anyplace,else.

Pepper likes to sit on the bedroom windowsill in the morning and*** the
condensation off the glass. If the net curtain is in the way she***s the
curtain. Just five minutes earlier, Matt or I will have put down the
morning's food and fresh water...

Linz, Matt, Felix and Pepper

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