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

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Fantastic Four!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Fantastic Four!

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.

Here’s the original photo for this quartet at the sink, taken on March 17, 2010, one of the reasons it’s a classic for St. Patricks Day!

Drink straight from the tap, as long as it's water!
Drink straight from the tap, as long as it’s water!

From the first post of this photo in 2010: 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.

And of course you know all about Compositions in Black and Green

Incidentally, the photo of the four at the sink is also in the set of four greeting cards, Compositions in Black and Greenclick here to find them in my Etsy shop.

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

  • Oh my that is such a cute photograph!
    Happy St Caddy’s Day!!
    ~Annabelle, Boo, Ping, Jinx

  • bluemoonalone

    Happy Irish Day To All!!!!

  • guys…N we yes irish say: uamhnach !! ♣♣

    May the blessings of each day
    Be the blessings you need most.


    May the leprechauns be near you,
    To spread luck along your way.
    And may all the Irish angels,
    Smile upon you St. Patrick’s Day

    be jezuz we CAN speek english !!

    • We had to be sure and check it was you tabbies! Happy St. Patrick’s Day and blessings to you from a household that enjoys being Irish for a day!


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