for those of you who may be new readers of my blog, i should let you know that i am what they call a "desert cat". that is, i live in arizona. it should be noted, however, that i am solely an indoor cat, so i am not as susceptible to the intense heat and dryness that we experience here.
but tonight, our water bowl ran out. we have a tall tower-like water supply, and no matter how much we drink from it, there always seems to be plenty available. one of our people fills it every couple of days, and we don't have any complaints (other than the usual cat complaints, of course). so when i went to take a drink after visiting the litter box, i was quite surprised to find it was completely dry.
i immediately went to go find punch and consult with him on what our plan of action should be. the first strategy we employed was to find melissa, who had a nice tall glass of water on the nightstand next to her. and we took turns drinking from the glass - punch lapped it up with his little pink tongue, and i dipped my paw in, as i often enjoy doing.
she didn't seem to get the hint. so we decided to take it to the next level. now, i don't typically get in the habit of waking up melissa or eric, but punch has been known to make himself "available" at odd hours - so it was decided he would take upon the task of notifying the people of our need, which was growing more urgent every minute.
he jumped up on the bed, and tried sticking his paw in eric's mouth, and that didn't seem to work, so he stepped on melissa's head, and bit her ear. she woke up, and followed punch to the water bowl, where he showed her it was empty. so she filled it, and all is well. my thirst is quenched, and we let her go back to sleep. i think i'll log out now and take a little nap myself. too much typing makes for some tired paws, i tell you.