Thursday, November 3, 2011

Feline impatience

One of our cats (Remington) has taken to standing upright on the toilet whenever I am filling up his water bowl. I think it’s a mixture of curiosity about running water and impatience to receive his bowl which he then will not touch. Actually the only water he seems to drink is the rainwater that fills a bucket on our back porch. Every time we open the back door, he charges outside and immediately drinks as though we’ve been depriving him. Ingrate.

In any case, his standing trick amuses me, so I caught it on film and thought I’d share all 11 seconds of it. I showed it to Alma today, and she said it looks like he’s telling someone to come to him. This struck me as hilarious because she’s absolutely right in her own cultural context: the way to signal someone who’s far away to come to you is to do exactly what the cat does in the video (but with one arm). To gesture by swinging your palm up can be offensive here.

So without further ado, here’s some minor amusement for you.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, don't call my grand kitty an ingrate. Poor thing, he probably don't know what "cleaner"??? water is supposed to taste like. Seriously, That is really cute. Thanks for posting. Pet him for me and tell him I think he's very cute!
    Hope you're feeling well and taking good care of yourself. Love you, mom

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