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My Kitty, the Diva

Everyone who owns cats knows that we humans don’t actually own them. Oh, we take care of them and feed them and give them water and a clean litter box but we are merely allowed to perform these services for our feline companions. And aren’t cats divas? I don’t know about you, but mine sure is.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Here’s an example of what I mean when I say my cat’s a diva:

kitty food


As anyone with eyes can see, there is clearly food in the bowl. Right? Okay, so if there is any white showing, Buddy will cry and carry on like he hasn’t eaten for a month. All I have to do is pull the food to the middle and he’s fine. *facepalm* Go figure.

But here’s the best example of Buddy’s divaness:

water in tub


There’s no need to adjust your computer screen. That’s a bowl of water in the bathtub. That’s right. My cat likes to drink water. Out. Of. The. Friggin. Tub

*bigger facepalm*

If you scroll back up and take a peek at the picture with the food, you’ll see one side of the dish contains water. I’ve tried tap water and I’ve tried filtered water. Cat won’t drink. But put a dish in the bathtub and he’s all over it. He didn’t do this until he and I moved into the new house after the divorce. I noticed he wasn’t drinking his water and would lap up the water out of the tub after I was done taking a shower. I put a dish of water in the tub and he’s been happy ever since. Since Buddy had surgery to remove bladder stones years ago, it’s important that he drink enough water to keep his urine dilute enough so that the crystals don’t precipitate out. This is why I allow him to drink out of a bowl in the bathtub. And really, it’s not hurting me any. The biggest pain is taking it out before I shower.

So why do we do these crazy things for our cats? Because they are so damn cute and lovable!

happy kitty





What about you? What crazy, awesome things do you do to keep your pets happy and healthy?

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4 Comments on “My Kitty, the Diva”

  1. cpbialois October 29, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    Yeah, they’re our masters and they know it. lol

  2. Brandi October 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    The cats that reside in my house (there are four) do the same thing with the food dish. I thought it was just them. Glad it’s not! Ha. They also drink from the tub tap and the sink tap (and one requires it be turned on just a little bit, but just more than a drip.) I wonder what would happen if I put a bowl in the tub? Hhmmmm. I have a cat who loves yogurt and two that like ice cream. And they like sweet tea dipped by the pawful out of a glass…..and the yogurt one tries to share my bourbon.

    • drshaywest October 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      LOL Cats are so funny!!! I love how they each have their own personalities 😀

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