Thursday, 13 February 2014

WordPress Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge – The Water Taster

Tabby testing the water

“Tabby what are you doing with your paw in that dish of water?”

“Mrs Human, it is obvious. I am tasting the water.”

“Tasting the water? Aren’t you going to drink the water?”

“Of course Mrs. Human, but one thing at a time. If you have a bottle of wine, you do not remove the cork and swallow the complete bottle. First of all you let it breathe to develop its full flavour. You pour it carefully into a glass and you swirl it around to develop the full aroma.

“So what does that have to do with a bowl of water Tabby?”

“Mrs. Human we felines are specialists, water is not just water. If it arrives downwards, from that rain stuff, it is fresh and the best for our gentle taste buds. Unfortunately water falling down on our heads and fur is to be avoided, but if it arrives on a leaf, then it is like a Cabinet Sauvignon, a Grand Cru vintage water, to be carefully sipped. If its source is an ordinary tap, it first of all has to be carefully tasted, to ensure that the chemical taste is not too strong. Drinking water is a not an simple task.”

“Oh, I see Tabby, I did not realise that it was so difficult. I hope the choice of water is to your favour.”

“No problem Mrs. Human. We felines have noticed that the bowl is filled regularly every morning, generally from the tap. In this case we wait some time for it to settle, to develop its bouuquet and for any chemical additions to evaporate. When it is ready it is not just a drink. If you drink wine you take a careful sip to ensure that there are no imperfections. It is the same for us felines. We carefully dip our paw into the water and take a small lick from the paw. If the water meets with our approval and we are thirsty, we insert our tongue into the dish and refresh ourselves. Personally I prefer to lick the water from my paw. My taste buds can then really absorb the full aroma and volume.”

So there we have it, water is not just water, it is like wine. It has to be treated with care and carefully handled, preferably by paw.

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  1. I wonder what Tabby would make of bottled Spring water?

  2. Too cute ... I've been watching my cat doing that, and now I have it "in his own words"! :)