So, I adopted a cat. Wasn't my idea but it had to happen or the cat was going to the Heart of the Valley. Among other annoying habits, I noticed one day as I was walking by the bathroom that the stupid animal was delicately perched on the seat lapping up TOILET WATER.

For the love of all things holy. Why?

Turns out this may be for two very simple reasons.

  • Cats were wild animals much longer than they've been our household pets. They kill things then eat them. Having their "fresh" water bowl in your home right next to his dinner bowl is not appealing to many cats. Drinking where you've "killed your dinner" ain't smart, even for a cat.
  • Water out of the porcelain toilet bowl is simply cooler. Cats totally dig cold drinking water just like us. Hey man, you try wearing a fur coat in the middle of summer.

THE FIX: Simple put his dinner bowl and water dish in separate rooms. Works like a charm. And......put the cover down on the can.

(photo Michelle Wolfe/KMMS)