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

four black cats drinking from faucet

Have a drink with family and friends.

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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A Cool Drink on a Hot Day

photo of four black cats drinking from faucet

Four at the Faucet

How many cats can drink from a sink faucet at one time? Looks like four is about the maximum. It was all a blur.

I keep having the intention to get these guys a fountain waterer, but, selfishly, I would miss the habit of every day, Jelly Bean coaxing me upstairs, everyone racing me when I finally do go up, leaping into the bathroom and getting in position for the faucet to magically start dripping water, and watching them happily drink and getting beads of glimmering water in their black fur.

But their birthday is coming up—July 26, the Big Four will be four years old! Perhaps that might be a good present for them. Well, we’ll see.

 


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

four black cats drinking from faucet

Have a drink with family and friends.

Especially if you’re the Parched Puddies having your daily drink in the mint green sink! 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.

*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.


Droplets Flying

three cats drinking from the faucet

Drinking From the Faucet

The boys have their morning sip at the bathroom sink. The lowest pink tongue is Jelly Bean hanging his head sideways and getting his face all wet along with letting the little stream from the faucet run right into his mouth, and the upper pink tongue is Mr. Sunshine leaning over him to lap at the stream right below the faucet. Giuseppe in on the left catching splashes and trying to get his tongue in there. Mewsette had her drink and left; I can only get this photo with three of them since the fourth blocks all the action!

Some days the light is good for this photo but I still have to use my flash, which is tricky in such a small room even with a slower flash setting. I love how it freezes the drops of water in mid-air, though, like falling pearls.


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

photo of four blakc cats drinking from a faucet

A Drink With Family on St. Patrick's Day

Especially if you’re the Parched Puddies having your daily drink in the mint green sink! 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.

This photo, for once, is actually from “today”; usually they are from the previous day’s download. All four do this every day, 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.

*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 is bright today and reflects off the white walls in the bathroom and I’ve finally captured one of my favorite moments with these four.