Friday, October 23, 2009

Thor's drinking "problem"

This is Thor. He's 7 years old, 8 in March. He's diabetic and weighs in at a whopping 18lbs.

Despite a lovely new water dish, filled regularly, this is where he prefers to get his water from. At first I called the vet, concerned that it was a sign he was dehydrated (a common problem for diabetic cats). The vet cleared up any concerns. So now we have this "problem"

Well Thor, if you haven't noticed, you have to practically climb into the toilet to get a drink.

Think: wet paws. And this morning, when you went from litter box to toilet, you might not have noticed that you left some litter in the toilet, but it was there.

*me shaking my head* Cats- they can be so strange.

(As an aside, I once told a middle school counselor I had a drinking problem. It never occurred to me that my getting in trouble with my mom for drinking milk as though it was water WASN'T the same type of drinking problem the counselor was thinking of. We had run out of milk again that morning, mom had gotten mad at me because she knew I was coming home from soccer practice and downing two or so glasses of milk to quench my thirst. We didn't have a lot of money then, in fact at the time we were on reduced price lunches while my mom went to school and my dad looked for work. So while it seems silly that drinking a lot of milk would have been a problem, when you have five people wanting milk, having one kid drinking a quarter gallon at one setting is pretty expensive. Since we'd had an argument that morning, when the counselor asked how things were going, the first thing that came to mind was my drinking "problem". The counselor quickly figured out my intended meaning, and told me what he'd originally thought I'd meant. I remember being pretty embarrassed.)


  1. At least your cat doesn't have a shoe fetish. Sigh. Mine peed on my boots...again. He has this thing with shoes, to the point that we have to make sure our closet is closed if he's in the house. It's really annoying. Thankfully, he usually just LAYS on them...

  2. Funny story about the milk! My cat, Luke, does the same thing. We usually keep the door closed because Mercedes likes to claw up rolls of toilet paper, but once in a while, I'll find Luke with all paws on the rim of the bowl while his whole body leans in for a drink. I just don't get it.


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