On St. Patrick’s Day, Drink Straight From the Tap

four black cats at green sink
Drink straight from the tap, as long as it’s water!

My traditional St. Patrick’s Day greeting!

Especially if you’re the Parched Puddies having your daily drink in the mint green sink! It’s Giuseppe, Jelly Bean, Mr. Sunshine and Mewsette. They’re not Irish and neither am I, but when you’re getting together with family and drinking from the tap in the presence of something green on St. Patrick’s Day…well, we non-Irish have to improvise.

I ran this last year on St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s still too good not to share again! All four do this every day—including this morning—in fact doing their best to lead me back upstairs after breakfast to turn the faucet on to a drip so they can drink. Just this morning the light was perfect* and all four were drinking at one time, plus you can actually see the faucet (a little) and tell it’s a sink. They’re pretty big and block a lot of the view.

Also enjoy an older gallery of the Fantastic Four plus Mimi and others in the green and white bathroom on my website.

*Photographing black cats in natural light is a trick, and many of the other photos I have of them drinking in the sink—or doing anything as a group, for that matter—often turns out as a black blob with eyes and ears if I’m not careful. It was often difficult to tell what was in the sink, let alone the number of cats.

But the sun was bright that day and reflected off the white walls in the bathroom and I finally captured one of my favorite moments with these four.

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8 thoughts on “On St. Patrick’s Day, Drink Straight From the Tap

  • April 6, 2013 at 5:24 am
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    Hi, Bernadette, Marvellous to see all these beautiful big black bottoms in at the tap.. I bet it’s quite a tongue-twisting tangle at the tap itself.. Love all this series. I’ve enjoyed watching cats drink from the tap so many times over the years.. watched those delicate tongues catching up the sparkling water.. that they always make seem such an illicit treat.
    Hope you All have a Great Sunny weekend. xxx

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    • April 7, 2013 at 9:15 am
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      Annie, they were such a natural since they’d grown up in there before the bathroom renovation when the faucet leaked–they thought that was how you got water! I actually got them a a fountain because I don’t want them to be dependent on a faucet, but they still request it now and then and I love to watch them. Have a lovely day!

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  • March 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm
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    oh yeah…forgot about this totally fab photo…love those little black butts? Wish mine was as small..but Mom and Dad are helping me with my fitness recovery as well as my mental recovery..honestly, I’m not really “fat”…just a bit big boned (snicker) and a tad chunky…could stand to lose a pound or two…sigh, paw pats again, Savannah

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    • March 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm
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      Savannah, yes, cat butts! You’ve been a little frightened and probably not played very much. Someday you will and the weight will come off. You should try it–it’s quite fun!

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    • March 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm
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      Thank you! I see you posted okay, let’s hope things are cleared up.

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  • March 17, 2012 at 9:02 am
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    The togetherness your sleek beauties exhibit and obviously enjoy just amazes me! I enjoy seeing it.

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    • March 17, 2012 at 9:39 am
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      Kent, the best part is just being near all that love and affection and beauty.

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