I’ve been lurking here long enough to realize that if you want a cat question answered, you go to the Straight Dope Message Board.
I was brushing my teeth one morning when my cat jumped up on the sink beside me. I turned on the faucet for her and she was fascinated. Playing, batting at the water, having a grand ol’ time.
Cut to: Months later. Now, the cat will ONLY drink from the sink. I come home nightly to her mewing desperately at me, standing expectantly in the doorway to the bathroom, waiting for me to turn the water on for her.
Her dish in the kitchen is always full of water, she is just too good for it these days. Stagnant water? From a bowl??! Peh!
I’ve been looking into pet water fountains, and I was wondering if anyone else used them. Should I get one and admit that the cat is the real master in this relationship, or will the cat drink from her bowl again when she gets thirsty and that should be good enough, darnit.