As you may know from reading this blog,
my cat Tungsten drinks water only from a running tap – at least when I am
present to run it for her. She refuses to drink from a bowl, if she knows I am
able to turn on a tap for her.
Yesterday, I left the tap open for her
and, at some point, without me noticing, she got down from the basin counter,
finished with drinking, and left the bathroom. Her place was taken by Cammie.
The Siamese Princess was, I believe, attracted by the sound of the running
water, and wasn’t actually thirsty. Nonetheless, she took advantage of the
cold, fresh fluid to fill up.
This was something I did not need: another
cat who will drink only from a tap. But, I was relieved to note, Cammie still
drinks from a bowl, and has not bothered to ask (or demand) a drink from
the taps again. I think it must have been just a whim of the moment that she
slaked her thirst at the basin.
Even so, it’s something that she has not done
before, and shows that these cats are always learning – always learning
something that keeps me on my toes.