It’s 102° outside, so I decided to give the cats a treat: I dropped a couple of ice cubes in their water dish. You’d think it was the miracle of the loaves and fishes by their reactions. Havoc, the more pragmatic cat, didn’t question it. She just dove in and lapped down a pint of cool water as fast as she could. (And is now paying for it by toddling off to the cat box every 5 minutes to pee.) Pixel, OTOH, was puzzled. She would pat the bowl, pat the water, pat the ice cube, sit back with a curious look on her face. The bowl is hard. The water is soft. But this new water was hard. ¿Que? She would do this over and over, from different directions, for 15 minutes. When the cubes got small enough, she took one out with her mouth and set it on the rug. Then she would look from dish to cube, from cube to dish. You could see her mind trying to fit this into her world of experiences. She didn’t give up on the puzzle until the cubes had totally melted.
All in all, an entertaining way to spend a hot afternoon when there isn’t any baseball on.