A Munchie morning.
Munchkin has a tendency to flip his water bucket and lay in the resulting mud, which is fine of course. The only issue is that he tends to be protective of said bucket and he gets agitated when we try to refill it with water. In the hot summer, we dump and refill water buckets 3 times a day to make sure the water in the bucket doesn't get hot in the sun. But if you can't fill the bucket because Munchie gets mad at you, it makes things difficult.
This was about 7am and it was still cool and dewy outside so I knew he wasn't overheated. I tried to refill his bucket and he immediately got agitated and swatted at the bucket. I think he was being most affected by the ringing noise the bucket makes when you spray the water in it. So I fully opened the valve on the hose and kinked it a few feet back to throttle the flow. That way, the stream coming out wasn't very noisy.
I sat down next to him and the bucket and talked to him while I did my best to make as little noise as possible with the hose, gently and slowly filling it with the stream along the side of the bucket. Very little splashing, very little noise. I could tell he wasn't super happy about it, but he tolerated it and even gave me a snuffle. I stopped with the bucket a little over half full because I didn't want to risk him getting upset randomly and swatting and dumping it.
When I stopped, he gave the hose a mean look and then looked at his bucket, saw the water, and plunged his face in and just drank and drank and drank. He probably drank about a third of the bucket before laying back down with a little burp. I fully refilled it again a few minutes later when I had someone distract him and lure him away from the bucket.
Many cats just have little quirks that you have to learn in order to provide the best care for them.
Munchie is a special boy. We all love him very much.
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--------------------------------- Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry
In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes
On what wings dare he aspire
What the hand, dare seize the fire
And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand & what dread feet
What the hammer what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain
What the anvil what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!
When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see
Did he who made the Lamb make thee
Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry
Credit WILLIAM BLAKE
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