Why can’t any of our animals be sane? I mean really. A normal animal isn’t too much to ask for is it? Not only are our cats wool suckers and therefore have to continue to (pretend to) nurse for the rest of their natural lives, one of them is a potty mouth. Literally.
Both cats like fresh water. Every morning they’re pushing each other out of the way to get their faces under the running water in the kitchen sink. They’ve even resorted to batting our hands out of the way. But Buzz, the little special kitty that he is, also likes to drink out of the toilet. Many of you with cats are thinking, “so what, that’s what cats do,” but this one is now insisting on a freshly flushed toilet. He used to wait patiently outside of the little toilet room that we have in our bathroom. As soon as you’d flush the toilet he’d saunter in, wait for you to leave and then jump up there and do his business drinking from his own personal water fountain.
He’s become bold though. It’s like he’s got to get to the water as soon as it’s running into the bowl. You can imagine what problems this could present…can’t you? Say your husband is using the potty. He’s a guy and you know how guys “go”. Buzz, the idiot, almost jumps right up there in the stream of things trying to wait for the immediate nanoseconds after the flush. And me–Buzz has begun to practically head butt me off the toilet in order to get to the water. I’m not even done yet stupid cat!
Now, not only am I being bothered in the loo by my kids, but I can’t even have peace from my animals. It’s going to come down to me pulling evasive maneuvers while running to the potty, slamming the door behind me, throwing the lock and maybe using a deadbolt or long stick or something for added measure. Oh, and earplugs to drown out the crying and meowing that would ensue from the other side.