My cat is old and kind of sickly. At his best, he’s diabetic and asthmatic, but the last few months have been more than that.
It started with some vomiting, then a pretty significant weight loss, then some more vomiting and an increase in asthma attacks.
We took him to the vet, who took all kinds of tests (and $400!) and couldn’t find what was wrong. Now we have to do a urinalysis to check his kidneys because he pees a lot. And he pees a lot because he drinks A LOT.
While I am quite concerned about his health, I am also concerned for our mental health. Because Maverick’s insatiable need for water is driving me crazy!
You see, even though we give him fresh water in his dish at least once a day, our cat is a diva and demands moving water.
So he sits in the bathtub and cries and whines for us to turn on the tap so that his sickly body can get the water it needs.
He does this the minute we wake up, the instant we get home, in the middle of The Walking Dead and about 3 hours into our REM cycle.
Even though he has a full bowl of water.
So, to preserve our sanity, we got our demanding, little diva a fountain for him to drink out of.
And he actually likes it!
Day 21 – a new gadget for my cat that he actually uses
Initially, he was hesitant – he tried drinking from one side of the dish first, then the other, before going straight for the spout.
And, though he still follows us to the bathroom when he thinks there might a chance the tap will get turned on, the fact that he has flowing water any time he wants it has has calmed his manic outbursts.
And a less manic household certainly makes me happy.