When you have a cute but old stubborn cat, the least you can say is that you have to be very creative to meet her needs, otherwise you end up with a nervous breakdown.
When Pookie had started to only want to drink from the tap, and made us crazy with her meowing, I had bought as solution a cat fountain (2). Of course she never used it and continued to get on our nerves meowing until one of us lifted her up, as she can't jump that high anymore. This fact cost a lot of water consumption. So I tried it with a glass which I put on a basin so that she could reach it easily. I filled the glass and turned the water on but only very little. After a while she got it and found out that it was easier to drink from the glass than lapping at the tap.
The basin was too big so I used a salad bowl but this also took too much space in the sink !
And then I found the ideal solution ! A cup with the glass on the top !
Now she can drink to her hearts content without one of us being at her side, when she has finished she just jumps down.
She has very regular drinking hours, once early morning, once at noon and once before bedtime.
The rest of the day we don't hear her, she lays around and Kim keeps her company !
I have been sick the whole week and Rosie inspected the meds the Doctor has prescribed. Apparently I have a bronchitis.
As the weather is not nice at all, Arthur hangs around and tries out all napping places.
He found a nice sunny place on the sofa and I wondered what a strange shadow he made ! Maybe our house is bewitched.
I very much agree with her !