Friday, April 15, 2005

The Water Wars

"Whiskey’s for drinking; water’s for fighting." - Mark Twain

Laszlo has always appreciated a good drink straight from the faucet. As we are essentially pushovers, he can often cajole one of us into turning on just a thin trickle of water for him to drink - no more than that.

This used to work just fine for him, but not anymore. Leela has decided that she can't let him enjoy any simple pleasure unmolested. The result looks like this.

That's Leela actually climbing down into the sink in order to shoulder her way between Laszlo and the water. Typically she'll get herself completely soaked in the process. But she's a Bengal; she doesn't mind that. Then, once Laszlo has been thwarted, she'll climb out and lick the water off her fur.

It's just another way for her to play with water. She has more ways of drinking than any cat I've ever seen. And she's remarkably stubborn once she gets an idea into her head. Laszlo doesn't stand a chance.


At April 15, 2005 at 5:54 AM, Blogger Snowbabies said...

Love the picture, poor old Laszlo!

One of our cats, Toddy, will drink anywhere but from the water bowl and always assists at washing up time

At April 17, 2005 at 1:17 AM, Blogger John said...

Yeah, Laszlo is starting to become "long suffering Laszlo." Worse, Leela has decided she likes getting drenched in the sink. She climbed in today while Laszlo was nowhere in sight, got under the stream and drank the water as it ran off her body. Then she climbed out and shook herself off like a dog. I was dumbfounded.

At April 17, 2005 at 9:48 AM, Blogger Nicolette said...

Terrific picture!

At April 17, 2005 at 12:20 PM, Blogger Bird On A Line said...

That looks just like my Water Whore!


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