This is Happy Jack. Jack hardly ever drinks water from a bowl, he would rather be thirsty and wait for someone to ‘water’ him. Cats have individual personalities just like people and Jack is no exception. When he first adopted us he would sit on the rim of the bath tub when ever the water was running. Then he started sitting on the bathroom sink when water was turned on; eventually he began drinking from the faucet, that in itself isn’t unusual for cats. When the ‘baby’ came along and mimicked everything Jack did Jack stopped drinking from the faucet, he needed to be his own man. His next phase was slurping water from a squirt bottle. 

Who knows how drinking water from the shower head started. All I know is he prefers me to ‘water’ him. With recent trips away from home this was a major concern of how things were going back home. I would call home every day to confirm Jack had been properly ‘watered’. I guess he got used to the idea of Dad turning on the water and I was lucky to capture this moment of BLISS once we were all together again!

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  1. Our cat Eddie liked running water, which we gave to him. Until he started to pee on the microwave. Then we wondered if we were contributing to the delinquency of a feline. RIP, Eddie!

    Is Happy Jack his full given name? Is it after The Who song?

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    1. Poor Eddie 😦 Jack’s proper name is Black Jack with the white spots (the spots are on his belly). He got the nickname Happy Jack on one of our camping trips 🙂 He loves trips in the rv – he keeps asking if he can drive.

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  2. It’s good to know Jack is being properly watered when you are gone. I am cat-sitting TS Eliot (and Cleopatra Jones) for the past two weeks, and I keep sending TS’s human photos of him saying “don’t worry, he’s still demented….”

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  3. So pretty a picture … as if the cat were speaking in a very old telephone receiver, and out come instead of words some tiny drops of water.

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    1. speaking of fountains, we have entertained thoughts of buying a small fountain for his pleasure and ours. now all we have to do is find one small enough to fit indoors!

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  4. Our cats prefer the bathtub . We run the shower briefly so the water collects near the drain. really like how you caught the water in motion.

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  5. Cats wanna do what they wanna do…guess that’s what’s so interesting about them. Neat that you caught the drops dripping. I love hearing about all the unusual behaviors and am glad sometimes that I have the cats that I do… not too weird and easy to live with.

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