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    You can lead a cat to water ...

    I purchased a Brita water filter pitcher last month and have been giving the cats filtered water. I have a well on my property and the water is pretty tasty but I figured it might still be good to filter my water since we have had so much rain and there is a cow farm right above me.

    Ever since I started giving the cats the filtered water they have been drinking more water, enough so that I noticed. Yesterday I noticed and realized I had not filled their water dish since probably Monday and it was still pretty full.

    Rewind back to Monday when I was getting ready for the storm of the century. I had filled a bucket with water and also a new plastic dish pan with clean water to flush the toilets in case the power went out.

    This morning while I was getting ready for work I noticed Buddy going into the bathroom. I sneaked up behind him, peeked in the bathroom and there he was drinking the water from the dish pan full of clean water that was still on the floor. At this point I am just cracking up and Buddy is going what's so funny??? Then I realized the dish pan was only about half as full as it was before the storm (I never needed it to flush toilets).

    So aren't cats just so funny?

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    LOL funny and oh my such a typical cat story!

    I have a slow drip in my cellar. Been trying to fix it since April, no luck. So for Sandy, I decided to "work with the drip" and set things up so the water goes into a bucket, not all over the floor.

    FOUR water dishes in the house including one down cellar, guess where I find the cats drinking? It isn't even CLEAN!!!
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    I have given my cats filtered water ever since a long-ago roommate told me that filtered tastes like rainwater, or water found in the great outdoors - no chlorine and etc.

    She had a cat and I did too - and my cat would always go to drink out of the other cat's bowl! That's when she told me the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    LOL funny and oh my such a typical cat story!

    I have a slow drip in my cellar. Been trying to fix it since April, no luck. So for Sandy, I decided to "work with the drip" and set things up so the water goes into a bucket, not all over the floor.

    FOUR water dishes in the house including one down cellar, guess where I find the cats drinking? It isn't even CLEAN!!!
    Ohhhh...this made me laugh!

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    I have four clean water bows full of fresh water and ice cubes , yet the commode would still be their water dish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu View Post
    I have four clean water bows full of fresh water and ice cubes , yet the commode would still be their water dish.
    Cats!!!!!!!
    Yep! Tink is my toilet water kitty. I keep it closed though because it just doesn't seem right.

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    cats like well-oxygenated water and every time you flush the toilet it's like a fresh bowl for them.

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    Mine drink out of the Cat-it fountain. Sam played too much with the 360 fountain and the filters didn't work that well.

    one of my brother's cat has to drink out of a tall glass. It's something mom started and the Louie insists on a glass.
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    Mordred must have channeled my Merlin early on; when he was here (at the Bridge now), Merlin would jump up onto the vanity in the bathroom and insist I turn the faucet on - but not until I'd come out of the shower! He'd sit on the vanity and look toward the shower; once I was safely out, he'd turn and drink. And Mordred does the same thing. But Mordred also insists that I turn the faucet on whenever he wants it on. He'll sit on the vanity, next to the bathroom door, and, if I pass by, he'll meow loudly to let me know he's there. (Well, after all, there's no window in there, and he's mostly black. . . what's a guy to do??) He's even been known to reach out a paw and grab me as I walk by! There's an expensive fountain in the kitchen, but we'll ignore that - we must have absolutely fresh water directly from the faucet. (Lots of fun in the a.m.,when I'm trying to brush my teeth! LOL)



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