22 December 2006

Feline Friday: Aqua Kitty

I've posted about cats in sinks. I've had cats who have enjoyed drinking running water from faucets. I've even seen Lily and Tinsel padding around in the damp shower stall, licking the water from their paws.

But until now, I've never had a cat who actually enjoys getting wet -- really wet. Instead of perching on the edge of the sink to drink from the faucet, Lily now plunks herself into the sink and lets the water run all over her while she drinks. Most of the time, she just plays, her little white toes stretching out under the running stream. She slaps at the water, splashing it all around the sink. When we've decided she is wet enough, we extract her from the sink and wrap her in a towel. Then she slips out the towel, shakes herself like a wet dog, and goes on her merry way.

DD says that tigers are the only members of the feline family who enjoy water. She theorizes that Lily is part tiger. For this and a host of other reasons, I'm beginning to think she's right.


Maureen said...

Oh, Lily is so cute; our cat Dakotah loves to drink from the sink every morning...it has become quite the ritual, I swear she actually meows "water" when I get up...and yes, she doesn't mind getting wet either. When she is done, her face is sprinkled all over with drops of water!

Lynn said...

Lily is just too cute! She is always into something. I think your daughter might be right about the tiger thing, lol. Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!