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January 22nd, 2007
11:14 am


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Um, that's *my* water...
I like to keep a glass of water on the side table next to the bed. The cat seems to consider any freestanding water in glasses to be her drinking water, however, and I've failed to convince her the side table is a *table*, meaning one of those places where she's not allowed. Last night, thinking I was being clever, I tried keeping my water in a tall german glass that is too narrow for her head to fit into it.

In the middle of the night I woke to see her walk over and twice reach her paw into the glass and lift water up to her mouth to lick it off.

... I have to admire her cleverness, I guess.

I think next I try to find a place upstairs for her to have a second bowl of fresh water.

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Date:January 22nd, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
Or buy a tumble up.

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Date:January 22nd, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Or an old-style German beer stein (with lid), or a modern coffee mug (with lid).
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Date:January 22nd, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
well, Laura at work just gave me a cup with a lid and a slider-thing so you can seal the lid or slide it back just enough to drink.

That might help...
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Date:January 22nd, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
You could use a bottle, with or without a flip-open top.
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Date:January 22nd, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
I definitely recommend the lidded cup. No matter if you get her a bowl of her own, she'll still likely want yours. At least with puppies that's how it works. It doesn't matter if you have one for everyone, they want whichever one they don't have. :P
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Date:January 22nd, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
Bottled water. With the cap on.
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Date:January 22nd, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
Fill it with ammonia for a week or two. She isn't likely to touch it after that.

No scientific basis for this, just a wild ass guess. :)
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Date:January 22nd, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
My dog does the same thing. Why is it the "forbidden" water is always the most appealing to pets?
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Date:January 23rd, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)


My cat KitKit has done this trick for 15 years with any open liquids. The more sources, the happier he is. I suggest not leaving water around open.
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