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Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by FriarTuck, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. FriarTuck


    Dec 3, 2012
    ...sticks her paw in the water dish sometimes? She'll flip a little water out onto the floor doing this. Both she and the dog share the water dish.
  2. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.

  3. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

    Oct 16, 2008
    Missouri, East of KC
    Getting rid of the dog cooties :)
  4. I have a cat that does that. Only thing I can think of is she is trying to figure out at what level the water is in the bowl since it varies from time to time.
  5. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

    Nov 18, 2003
    This. Especially if the light may be such that she cannot tell. We have a fountain for our cats, and since the level is always the same, neither have ever done this.

    They are quite fastidious.
  6. OhioGlock90


    Sep 1, 2011
    Columbus Ohio
    My lab puppy would dig in her water. When we went to the dog park she would go around and flip all the water bowls then play with the other dogs. I don't know why she did it but she eventually stopped

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  7. Glockwork Orange

    Glockwork Orange

    Nov 1, 2000
    Cats are color blind and have difficulty seeing water, they stick their paw in to check if there is water, mine do it all the time

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  8. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    My kitten loves to play in the water dish. Both of my older cats dip their paws in the water before drinking. I'm not sure why they do this but it's cute to watch.

  9. UtahIrishman

    UtahIrishman BLR Silver Member

    Nov 11, 2001
    Our oldest cat Gunny plays in the water all the time. I think he just likes to watch it move.

    We used to have their water bowl next to the fridge which was across from the stairs to the bedroom. He used to run down the stairs and then slide across the kitchen floor until he'd run into the water bowl spilling water everywhere.

    He always looked quite pleased with himself after these little adventures. :rofl: