People and fur people who like The Leader Otis,
It’s Thomas. We have had a pretty hot summer around here, so I have been very aware of how nice it is to always have cool, clean water readily available. During my first year of life, when I was out there in Limbo, water was sometimes hard to come by. Even if my former guardians remembered to fill my water bowl, it was often spilled by raccoons or defended by other desperate, free roaming Limbo and abandoned kitties. Now, in The Promised Land, I have all the water a kitty could want. My favorite place for a drink is at The Sacred Fountain of Eternal Hydration. I visit it often.
I guess both Leader Otis and Brother Henry have had trouble with urinary infections in the past, and making sure they drink enough water helps to prevent that problem. So the Guardians have placed drinking glasses and bowls in almost every room of the house for us kitties so that we can easily stay hydrated. Still, the trickling sounds coming from The Sacred Fountain call to me, so I usually forego the glasses and bowls and head for the soothing burble of the fountain. Before I drink though, I am always careful to look around to ensure that it is safe. I have heard that 9 out of 10 wiener dog attacks happen while a kitty is eating or drinking. OK, maybe I did not really hear that, but I believe it, so I am not taking any chances!
Once I am sure the coast is clear, I partake of the moist goodness provided by The Sacred Fountain. The water tastes so good when it hits my lips!
Once I have drank my fill, I feel energized. It’s amazing how important good hydration is for a kitty, and how great it makes me feel! With a belly full of water I feel like I can take on the world! Or, at the very least, take on an artificial bird.
To stress the importance of an ample water supply for all the kitties out there, I am declaring today Sipping Sunday! Guardians, make sure water bowls are clean, numerous and easily accessible for your kitties. And if you have a kitty that is reluctant to drink, consider providing them with their own Sacred Fountain of Eternal Hydration. Your kitties, and their bladders will thank you for it!