Would this suit Madam?

A funny blog post about a cat and a water fountain, from Midlife Dramas in PyjamasTook cantankerous cat to the vet for her monthly pedicure. She doesn’t go outside to climb trees anymore, which would keep her claws trimmed. She only goes outside to sunbathe. Bit like an aged aunt – but instead of sitting under a parasol covered with a blanket, she sits under a bush covered with bark chippings.

While there, thought I’d ask if he had any idea why she’s started sticking her paw into the water bowl and pulling it around the room. Once she’s crashed it into her food bowl, created a tidal wave across the floor and paddled around in it a bit, she eventually has a drink.

According to the vet it’s because static water smells funny and moving water doesn’t. Right. The smell of ‘static’ water hasn’t bothered her for the last 19 years. Now she’s 20, suddenly it does.

His explanation? She’s an old lady.

My explanation? She’s a cantankerous cat.

His solution? Buy a luxury cat water fountain to provide her with a constant stream of moving water.

My solution? Buy an industrial sized pack of ultra absorbent kitchen roll…

10 thoughts on “Would this suit Madam?

  1. How funny! I will of course be smelling water from now on! You do realise that I shall hold your cat very responsible for any strange behaviour as a result. Who knew. She obviously knows her tipple that cat. Good for her. Aldi for your kitchen roll! #tweensteensbeyond


  2. Is there such a thing as a luxury cat water fountain? I know the pet business is huge but that does seem excessive but then I am out of touch with my feline side! A piece of tarpaulin under the cat bowl maybe another consideration! Thanks for opening my eyes to the life of an old cat. I fear I will be the same in a few years time. #TweensTeensBeyond


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