Water Sports - A Tale of Two Kitties
Teddy (we didnít name him, he came that way) is a black male. When we first brought him home, he insisted on knocking the water bowl around before drinking. Well, this made a huge mess, and no matter what we put under it, he managed to spill water all over the floor. So, I finally figured out the solution. I got one of those water feeder tanks that you use when going away, and I put it on a food mat that has a lip. Ever since, before drinking, he goes up to the tank, and pushed it with his head a few times so it rocks back and forth. Then he drinks. My guess was he likes to drink moving water, so we tried one of those fountains. No dice. So itís knocking the water tank back and forth. Very little spillage, at least...
Cat two, Emma (a tuxedo), drinks by dipping her right paw into the water and then licking the water off her paw. As you can imagine, as this is not very efficient, she is at it for quite a while. She does eventually drink from the bowl.
They were both feral rescues.
On another topic, Teddy likes to place his toys in the food bowl, and recently, he has taken to lining them up neatly in a row along the wall next to the food bowl. Go figure.