Summer is here, which means hydration is a must. For us humans, this largely involves switching to refreshing seasonal cocktails, drinking light beer in the sun, and then running to the nearest AC for salvation. For cats, though, it’s imperative they keep up their water intake during the blistering hot months — especially as some of them are want to shun their regular water bowls.
I recently attempted to trick my cat, Mimosa, into drinking more water with the use of a Le Creuset french onion soup bowl. (She wasn’t much impressed.) The depths of Instagram also present some other non-traditional ways to keep cats hydrated. Watch and learn.
This discerning long-haired feline shows his high-society status by drinking from a faucet the dainty way — by use of paw. Anything else would just be uncivilized.
Marvel at the focus in the eyes here — that sort of concentration is vital to ensure no messy back-splash while supping from a stream.
Classic cat-drinking-from-a-glass action — although this plucky hydrater is soon to discover the cruel limitations of its tongue length.
Fancy felines drinking from teacups and coffee mugs is also a thing.
This feline crusader is attempting to take a stand against the wanton human use of plastic water bottles by protesting the only way a cat knows how — by attempting to knock something over onto the floor.
Hipster house cat 101: Always drink from a bell jar and make sure your bicycle is shown in the background of all social-media outings.
Double cup action ahoy! (Spoiler: There’s a caring, sharing end to the video.)
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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.