Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Heck With Swimming Tigers, We Have Swimming Kittens

I'll admit it, we allow our animals to drink out of the toilets.  Heck, it's better than having to remember to fill a water bowl every time and it's fresh water (as long as everyone remembers to flush).  Allie-bird has a hole in her lip that makes it not so pleasant to walk across the bathroom floor once she's been drinking, but that's just a minor annoyance.

On Saturday, the kittens were watching their mom drink out of the toilet and thought they'd give it a try.  It was sort of successful.  They fell in.  But they didn't freak out.  They obviously trust that their humans won't let anything happen to them.  They stood in the bottom of the toilet and drank to their little hearts were content.



Like any good blogger, I ran for the camera before rescuing them from the toilet.  The grey and white one was the one who fell in first, but I wasn't fast enough to catch all three of them in the watering hole.

I pulled them out and plopped them on a towel on the floor to dry off, then I realized that they were shivering like crazy and realized they were hypothermic.  Aw, heck, who needs to be to work on time anyway?  So I spent a few minutes drying them briskly until they stopped shivering.

Sad thing is, they think that's how they get drinks of water now.  They don't think twice about jumping down into the toilet instead of balancing delicately like their mother.  There are water trails throughout the house now that the kittens can water themselves.

10 comments:

K. Erickson said...

Throw a little liquid soap and hit the flush handle for an instant "spin cycle" bath.

Mommy Lisa said...

EWWW. This is why I always stress to EVERYONE...you put the lid down and then FLUSH. No leaving even the LID up in my house.

blech.

But funny!

Linda Medrano said...

This is hysterical! I had a German Shepherd who loved toilet water. Hell, he just loved water, ocean water, well water, toilet water. But he would somehow slobber it all over the place. I could never figure out how to keep him out of the toilet. (Oh, put the lid down??? Oh, right!)

Aunt Crazy said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA this made me laugh today and I needed that!

Michelle Pixie said...

That is too funny! Poor little guys don't know any better. Heheheheheheh

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ha ha ha ha ha! LMAO! Seriously. Still laughing. Seriously. :-)

Janet said...

Okay, I think that's adorable. :-) And yes, my pets drink out of the toilet too. I do give them water bowls, and the cats even have a FOUNTAIN, but they prefer the toilets. This freaks my boyfriend out, but honestly doesn't bother me.

Mad Woman said...

our cats always drank out of the toilet til we had kids. Then they realised the spawn have issues with not flushing and the water is no longer guaranteed to be clean.

Dual Mom said...

Yeah, I don't see anything wrong with this. The water is clean.

By the way, MY BOOK came today!!! I'm so excited to start reading it. Thank you!

T!nK said...

LMAO at what K said!!