My Penance: Bobi the Bad and his *moving water* obsession
This post is my penance. My punishment, if you will, for confusing two
cat-obsessed men cat afficionadoes because I met them both at the same bat-time, same bat-channel, I mean, cat-time, cat channel, back when @kona still maintained #dailypetphotography.
There is no conceivable reason I should confuse Grapthar's trio with Mike's eleven. Grapthar posts daily epic photos of Blaze (the immortal! the god!), Tiger, and Cleo, (sorry, I love them both dearly, but Blaze is a one-eyed god, an old man, a ginger tom, and nobody owns my heart like a ginger tom.)
Manorvillemike posts daily shots of his eleven, led mostly by #ScaryMary, the cat mother of all cats. She resembles Bobi the Bad. She is epic. She is supremely all things feline. But go, go visit @manorvillemike's posts and see for yourself.
Bobi the Bad is only getting badder. The older he gets, the more intense his obsession with the faucet. Yes. I know. Cats prefer running water. It's a sign that it's cleaner than those stagnant puddles of water that Dogs drink from.
But the faucet. I am weary.
I do not even want to describe the ways his demands have escalated. Let's just say I took an antique bowl from my cupboard because it is wide enough for me to hold it under a drippy faucet with room for Bobi's head and he drinks from the moving water. He would have me stand there all day holding that bowl for him.
The freshest water in the house comes straight from the fridge. Try convincing Bobi of that.
Yes, we bought him a fountain. Two, actually. One battery operated, one electric. No, they do not appease him. His water must be running FROM A FAUCET. He slinks around the shower stall, sits in the bath tub, crouches beside the sinks, and leaves paw prints and hair all over.
I am so annoyed with him and with myself for capitulating to this cat, I refuse to say another word about this daily ritual of appeasing the Bob and his irrational obsession.
There ya go, Mike! Yes, you were only kidding, but I haven't posted a Bobi the Bad photo for a very long time.
For Sale to the highest bidder....