My cat is a little princess as some of you know. She likes to drink running water, so every evening we turn on the sink’s sprayer and drip out some warm water for her. She stands beneath it and drinks in complete bliss. I’m pretty sure that in her head, she is a fierce jungle cat drinking from a palm leaf after slaying an elephant.
Tonight, I get back from a bike ride and pull out a Poland Springs bottle. She rears up on her back legs, puts her paws on my thigh, and begs for my water bottle. Astounded, I pour some water into the cap. She drinks it. She has fresh water in multiple bowls, one of which is just a few feet away, but I decide to pour her some more water. The problem is that I have no receptacle that is appropriately-shaped and that I am also willing to infect with cat germs. I poke around the kitchen and soon find a likely candidate..
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I ended up feeding my cat bottled water out of an ice cream scoop.