Paw Drinking Cats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Stacykins, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    I just had a random question for the masses, do any of your cats drink water by dipping a paw in it and then licking it off their paw? I have honestly never seen my siamese drink the conventional way (lapping it up strait from the source). I have seen a friend's cat try it, but with a cup of something my friend was drinking, that was more to try and get a human treat.
  2. My one cat does that, the strange one. [​IMG]
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    Yes I have one that does this alot. It is so cute to watch. [​IMG]
  4. dewey

    dewey Songster

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    All of my cats have done that, some more than others...looks so dainty, lol. People see it and say "your CAT has HANDS!" [​IMG].
  5. Orchid

    Orchid Songster

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    I have one cat that drinks that way every time, and another that does it only with the fish tank, because he can't get his fish-flavored water any other way. [​IMG]

    I did read once that cats that are paw drinkers tend to have depth-perception problems and prefer not to stick their nose directly in the drink. Not sure if it's true or not, but I have seen my exclusive paw-drinker miss a landing on a jump more than once, so it could be. [​IMG]
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:That's because he was licking your vodka off his paw.
  7. dewey

    dewey Songster

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    Quote:Could be, although mine never have a problem trying to stick their whole head down into a 1/2 full glass milk. [​IMG]
  8. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    This is Patch, my only paw drinker...

    He also is the only one born with 1/2 a tail ~ came from a long line of short tailed barn cats.
  9. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    My son's cat use his paw to drink and eat wet cat food with his paw he also eats and drinks from the bowl so not sure why he only does it sometimes.
  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    My Jezebel does that, but only when the cup is too deep for her to stick her head into for a normal lapping drink. I thought she was quite brliiant to think of it! She got some leftover milk that I had used to dunk choc chip cookies into using that trick, plus some egg nog at Christmas....

    My paw-drinker is the black cat, who is getting her head kissed by Calliope....

    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011

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