|Michelle Cowkitty Cat|
Drinking from the bathrom faucet
Monday, March 14, 2011
Michelle Cowkitty Cat
Michelle entered our lives when we decided to get a companion for our first cat, Impromptu Damnkat McCord (Imp). We visited the wonderful Next To Nature store at the Junction in West Seattle, where the Friends of the Animals Foundation (FAF) kept several cats for adoption who had outstayed their time at the pound. We liked Michelle from the start for her calm, larger-than-life attitude; she really is a big-boned cat and she moved like an Imperial Walker, yet maintains a Marlena Dietrich-like silence most of the time. Michelle, and her friend Shadow, soon joined us to complete our household. Kris soon discovered that Michelle likes running water. While she will drink from a dish if it's necessary, she prefers to summon one of us (by walking over and staring intently with her Kliban-Kitty eyes) to turn on the bathroom tap every so slightly. She'll then drink carefully and, if we don't stick around, informed us when she's done by landing on the floor with a thumb and a ring of her collar bell. Then off she saunters or stalks, perhaps to join us as we read on the couch, perhaps to sleep on the daybed, mistress of all she sees!