Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Smarter than a Cat?

I love my cats. I really do. However, they provide all kinds of unique challenges. Mali consistently runs off with all things soft. Katy has a weird (especially for a cat) obsession with water. Light weight bowls of water are batted so they go flying across the floor. Heavier bowls are tipped. Bowls in bases can be popped out! (I am not kidding!) The result is a consistently wet floor and socks.

Today I was in Peoria and went in to Pet Smart. I told one of the people working there my problem. She suggested super glue or one of the heavy water containers. Since I like to be able to clean the bowls, I thought I would pass on the super glue -- for now. I came home with a water fountain thing. (I'm not sure of the technical name.) Now, I have to wait and see how long it takes to have 3 gallons of water on my floor!

Here are the cats checking it out:

Katy (black and white) is usually the water spiller but also a bit more cautious about new things!

Mali wanted to see if she could tip 3 gallons. Thankfully, not yet!

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1 comment:

ctgardengirl said...

This post made me chuckle! I love cats too, and Max, who is 12, has always had a thing for water. He loves the bathtub faucet, waiting for droplets of water to fall so he can catch them and lick them off his paw. He also had a thing with water bowls, jiggling them to watch the water splash out. I finally got a water bowl similar to yours, which he can't move. :0)