A few days ago I told you about Cappuccino's problem with drinking water on her own along with her difficulties with eating. Here's a picture of Steve holding the bowl of water out for her:
Sometimes she needs to be on a lap before she'll finally drink, but this time we got lucky. Do you see who's lurking there in the background next to the toy basket?
Clinchfield is very interested in everything the dog does, so Steve sometimes plays with him while watering Cappuccino so he won't interfere:
We have a leather string that is really supposed to be Fe's, but Clinch loves it, too. He drags it around sometimes, and Fe trails along after. I'll try to get better pictures of that for you. In the above picture, Steve is moving the string around to distract Clinch from the oh-so-interesting drinking going on.
When we're not actively trying to get Cappuccino to drink, we leave the bowl on the floor. Everyone likes to partake in the "living room water." I don't know if it's because living room water tastes better or if they're just all too lazy to drag their feline butts to the kitchen.
Since this is Clinch's first experience with living room water, he is the most intrigued.
He sticks his right paw in:
He sticks his left paw in:
And he lays there just looking at the bowl, poised to attack it once again:
Most of the time after he dips his paw in the water he'll lick it off. Sometimes, though, he just twitches his paw a few times, flinging droplets far and wide. I've even felt drops while sitting on the couch a few feet away.
Update: Steve just wrote a comment on this post: "So you're saying... he sticks his right paw in, he takes his right paw
out, he sticks his left paw in, then he shakes it all about?" I audibly groaned then said, "We should rename him to "Hokey Pokey." Steve disagreed.
I hope he doesn't wander around looking for the bowl once Cappuccino goes home!