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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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My cat has a tendency to dig his dry food out of his dish and dump it in his water dish... he slides his food dish right next to his water dish and then like a chipmonk picks up his food with both paws (while standing on his hind parts) and dumps it into his water dish... he allows it to mellow a bit and digs it back out of his water dish to eat... very strange behavior.

Does anyone else have this issue? It creates such a huge mess and the other two cats don't particularly want to drink out of the water dish after he has muddied it up with his "cat soup". Kind of cracks me up.

Any explanation?


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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 10:33 PM
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It's dirty! Don't you wash your dry food?



I have no idea. But it's cute.
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It's dirty! Don't you wash your dry food?



I have no idea. But it's cute.
I guess not good enough for Mr. Fussy eh? -- Good help is so hard to find these days!


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I'm sorry, but you just painted such a vivid picture - it is kind of funny.

You think good help is hard to find? I have a cat named Cinderella and have yet to come home to find one tiny piece of housework done. Just one dish. That's all I ask....

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I'm sorry, but you just painted such a vivid picture - it is kind of funny.

You think good help is hard to find? I have a cat named Cinderella and have yet to come home to find one tiny piece of housework done. Just one dish. That's all I ask....
Sounds like kitty has you very well trained!... typical cat owner!! hee hee!!

I'm no better... I'll allow my cat to kneed my shoulder at night even though she she weighs a ton and her sharp claws cut into my should like little razors... Yes I will lay there and suffer lest I offend her delicate sensitivities. Oh brother... who owns who?!


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Cleo has to knead me every single night, too. I love it, it's our special time together, but when her nails need clipping..... I lay there and suffer, too.

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I seem to remember someone else saying they had a cat that did the same thing. No reasonable explanation was ever proposed. How about moving the water bowl to a spot further away?


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I seem to remember someone else saying they had a cat that did the same thing. No reasonable explanation was ever proposed. How about moving the water bowl to a spot further away?
Tried that... but he drags it back! -- Oh well. I suppose I just need to give it up... Score:

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Perhaps he is telling you he would prefer to have wetfood?
If not, use two water bowls, one for his dunking and one for fresh drinking water.



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Heidi,

That's probably the best suggestion... nothing in the rule book of cats that says I can't have 2 water dishes... one for him and another for the other two. Hmmmm.. maybe we can come to some sort of agreement then.

I tell you it's tough living with cats -- there is so much to learn -- but they're patient.



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