Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cooooooool Water!

Regular readers have met most of our cats. There are Muggles and Jazz, our inside cats who aren't allowed outside. Then there is Smoke, who I call our half-cat because he spends some time in our house, some in the BRD's next door, and the rest of the time he seems to roam the neighborhood gathering up pettings and handouts.

The BRD has a couple more - Noel, the nasty oldest of the bunch who loves to bully all the others; Emma, the tiny but very solid white cat who tends to chase Smoke off the patio; and Sheba, the roaming small black and white cat who seems cowed by all of the rest.

We also have a small fountain on the front patio and the cats can't seem to resist it. For instance, Smoke, contemplating that bubbler as he balances on the rim.

He finally manages to get his weight adjusted and bends down to drink and drink and drink.

A little later Sheba makes an appearance, daintily jumping up on the rim.

Ah, she's found her spot and she, too, slakes her thirst.

Cats. They're a constant moving circus.


  1. As you know, I love cats - yours are so pretty. Smoke is my favourite - very photogenic. x

  2. I think most everyone likes Smoke the best . . . and he seems to know it!

  3. Smoke is certainly very handsome.
    Nice pics there of thirsty cats. An excellent site for capturing the pics.

  4. Thanks, Meggie. Yes it does present some opportunities. We used to have some finches come down for a drink and a bath but I think there are too many cats around this year.

  5. For some reason Pywackett is fascinated by running water. This has led to a few unfortunate incidents in the sink and bathtub...

  6. Many, if not most, cats seem attracted to running water. But most don't want to get wet. The BRD's cat, Emma, is the exception who will go into the shower after she has finished and walk around in the wet spots.