My 9 year old cat lucky is such a cutie. When she gets a drink of water, she doesnt lap it up like most cats do. She sticks her paw in the water and licks her paw each time she wants a drink. :lol: ... and i thought cats didnt like to get wet. :lol:
yep she has always done that. its one of the things she does that makes her seem so "prissy" :lol: When she is getting a drink from the bowl or the sink... none of my other cats are "allowed" near.. She hisses at them. but Smokey... he doesnt pay any mind to Lucky's noises.... he will sneak up on her and push her aside( he weighs 15 lbs mind you and d=she weighs 10). I have a bunch of bickering babies on my hands... :lol:
I think this is pretty common behavior amongst cats. Both of mine do it. I think it may have something to do with not being able to clearly see the water. This way, they dip their paw in it and scoop it up in order to drink.
Of my five cats, two do it. I somtimes think they are trying to clear the water to get to the clean stuff ( maybe a behavior that wild cats have). Whatever the reason, it is neat to watch and enjoy :wink: