Thursday, September 1, 2011

Drinking problem

It's not me, but my cat Choupette, who has a drinking problem. She always had. She just can't drink simply. She must make it a drama. She'll disregard any dish with fresh water, and will insist to drink from the faucet of her choice. Not always the same. Possibly, from all the faucets in a row. She is also picky. At some times, the vet and I put her on med during the summer to make sure she'd be thirsty enough to drink enough. That was after she was very sick from not drinking... she'd drink from other weird places too, so I've learnt not to leave my glass unattended...

Since she is 16, I do my best to cope with that. From the moment I put a foot in the bathroom, I knew this was going to be one drama day. She drank from the faucet upstairs, from the water remaining from my shower (I made sure it was clean and soapfree), I filled her upstairs dish, the one that looks like a swimming pool. Then we went downstairs to the kitchen. She had her wet food, another dish of fresh water, one of milk. All that before preparing my own breakfast.

I was in my couch, almost finished with said breakfast when I needed to fetch something from the kitchen. When I came back, she had tried to drink from my high and narrow glass. Of course, her face did not fit in it, and she could not reach the water. Instead, she poured that half empty glass directly into the paper bag where I keep my alpaga yarns and wip scarf... Amazing how much water a half empty glass contains. While I tried to save the contents, she was quite happy to lick the droplets that fell on the floor. Was very excited when I emptied the paper bag outside, and drank from the puddle there. And when I told her how annoyed I was, she answered with very rude meows. Silly beast!

When I finally left she was still trying to make me feel guilty... After all, it was only water, not soda, and yarns, not my Ipad, so why should I complain?...

I hope that you and I won't have worst things to deal with today! Be appy and take care!

6 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

While we love our pets and spoil them they can be most annoying sometimes. I hope your day got better as it went along.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

i'm not sure that you meant me to laugh, but I'm afraid I did. Animals can be such a trial sometimes, but they make up for it in love.

nikkipolani said...

I love your title, Vero :-) Choupette sounds like she knows exactly what she wants and would appreciate it you would JUST cooperate!

neki desu said...

ah choupette,choupette!

houndstooth said...

She sounds like a funny little character! We had a cat once who always insisted on having "fresh" water from the running tap, too. We ended up getting him a little water bowl that had a fountain in it, so the water was always running and he could drink to his heart's content!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, I only read this post now! Choupette sounds like a real character (by the way, what a lovely name! Does it mean something special?)

Our last cat, Lemon, also refused to drink from her water bowl (Unless she was REALLY thirsty and had no choice) - she always preferred to drink from the taps in the bathroom - or from rainwater puddles outside. She could be very "difficult" too!

Have you seen those "drinking fountains" they sell for cats? Don't know if they stock them in France but you could search on Amazon - a lot of people I know have great success with them for their cats. Coz one of the reasons cats prefer tap water is that it is "fresh" - and the drinking fountain recreates that and encourages them to drink more. So if you haven't yet, maybe you should check it out!

Hsin-Yi