November 27, 2004 I like to have a glass of water on my bedside table when I go to bed. That way, if I wake up with a dry throat, I can reach over and have a sip without having to get up and out of bed and get water. Sometimes I drink the water in the morning when I first wake up and find it has a funny taste - flat, metallic even. I figure water goes stale and stagnant just sitting for a few hours, right?

This morning, as I was lying in bed not quite awake, I knew Balthazar (my 13+ year old cat) was sitting on the bedside table. This is nothing remarkable as my bedside table is a route to both the window over the bed and my face to tell me to get up and feed him. As I was lying there, I noticed a strange sound. I looked over to see him doing something that never occurred to me.
Okay, I know you are thinking, "He's a cat and he was drinking from her glass. Gross, but why is she surprised."
Close but no banana.

I usually do two things: 1) I don't leave a full glass of water on the bedside table as I have thought of cats drinking from it and also, tipping it over on me and 2) I choose narrow opening glasses that cats don't like sticking their entire heads into.

I have forgotten cat determination.

Balthazar was sitting on the bedside table beside the water glass which he wouldn't stick his head into - doing the paw dip! He would stick a paw into the water glass and then lick the water off it.
How many years, how many times have I drunk litter box feet contaminated water?

Excuse me while I go drink some bleach...

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