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 !


Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Bronchitis? Ugh - feel better!

Mr Puddy said...

I love the way you make thing by Pookie need , pretty smart & everyone happy !
And get well soon, Gattina !
I purr for you

Hannah and Lucy said...

Get well soon Gatina - of course you will have plenty of "nurses" to make sure you are being well looked after.
Hope you will soon feel better.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Island Cats said...

The things the humans do to make us cats happy. :) We purr that you feel better soon.

pilch92 said...

How sweet of you to help Pookie get water.Hope you feel better soon.

meowmeowmans said...

We love that you help Pookie get the water she loves so much. We hope you feel better soon, Gattina. Bronchitis is terrible. We bet Arthur, Rosie, Pookie and Kim will help nurse you back to health.

Marty the Manx said...

Glad you have Pookie's water dilemma figured out. Love all your photos. Hope you are feeling better with your medication. Have a good week.
Marty's Mom

Susan Demeter said...

Oh my! I love those pics of Pookie drinking from the tap. My friend Penny has a cat Gary that does the same. I'm going to send this post to her. Before Gary I'd never seen a cat do that before, but growing up we did have a cat who would hop in the bath with us and swim!

Unknown said...

wow, i really love the way you are working on this blog, you are doing a great work here. Lost and found

The Indulged Furries said...

Oh, the things we'll do to keep our kitties happy. Your water glass solution is very creative.
Rosie is being a good nurse to you and Arthur, well he's a smart boy lounging in the sun shine.

Dianna said...

Gattina, your cats are beautiful. I love cats!