Glurpity, Slurpity

Sing it with me now:

Glurpity, Slurpity,

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Slurpity, Glurpity,

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Glurpity, Slurpity, (glurpity-slurpity)

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Glurpity, glurp! Gee-lurpity-twerpity, Burpity, slurpity, buh-lurp-a-lurpity

[song continues for 10 more mins]

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Jess S., Great job capturing "Ebony" mid-leeck.

Comments

  1. whats the bleening tune to the song?

  2. huh.. I’m thirsty now..

  3. splish splash lets get the rubber ducky out too

  4. The Honourable Gladys Anstruther says:

    My boys do this they also like to watch the water disappearing down the drain. The problems start when they leap onto the lavatory while I am peeing

  5. Lucy's mom says:

    This looks like my sweet kitty Lucy. Lucy died of kidney failure in October. If your kitty suddenly develops a greater than usual interest in drinking from the faucet, get her to the vet ASAP – she could have diabetes or kidney failure. Lucy always loved drinking from the sink, but right before she died, her interest became obsessive. Luckily, we took her to the vet and found out what it was but the poor sweetheart couldn’t beat the disease. Some cats can be saved, though, so if your water-loving kitty suddenly develops an even greater interest in the faucet than usual, get her to the vet right away – you could save her life. Kiss your kitty for me – I wish I could kiss Lucy again.

  6. Lucy's mom says:

    This looks like my sweet kitty Lucy. Lucy died of kidney failure in October. If your kitty suddenly develops a greater than usual interest in drinking from the faucet, get her to the vet ASAP – she could have diabetes or kidney failure. Lucy always loved drinking from the sink, but right before she died, her interest became obsessive. Luckily, we took her to the vet and found out what it was but the poor sweetheart couldn’t beat the disease. Some cats can be saved, though, so if your water-loving kitty suddenly develops an even greater interest in the faucet than usual, get her to the vet right away – you could save her life. Kiss your kitty for me – I wish I could kiss Lucy again.

  7. Lucy's mom says:

    This looks like my sweet kitty Lucy. Lucy died of kidney failure in October. If your kitty suddenly develops a greater than usual interest in drinking from the faucet, get her to the vet ASAP – she could have diabetes or kidney failure. Lucy always loved drinking from the sink, but right before she died, her interest became obsessive. Luckily, we took her to the vet and found out what it was but the poor sweetheart couldn’t beat the disease. Some cats can be saved, though, so if your water-loving kitty suddenly develops an even greater interest in the faucet than usual, get her to the vet right away – you could save her life. Kiss your kitty for me – I wish I could kiss Lucy again.

  8. Meg, you are TOO funny today!! Keep ‘em coming! :)

  9. luvinmalssomuch says:

    Cats just love fresh water not the water in the bowl.
    I love Glurpity Slurpity it’s just purrrfect.

  10. Lucy’s mom – I lost my beloved Handsome to kidney failure and diabetes. We stopped his suffering on March 23. I feel for you.

    and Lucy’s mom is right..excessive drinking and excessive peeing are red flags! Go directly to vet, do not pass go.

  11. This reminds me of my Master Odo who will not drink out of a bowl. (By the way, he’s not named for the ST:DS9 character, he’s named after William the Conquerer’s cousin)

  12. Aww.

    I had a cat who learned to drink from the faucet. Then she learned that she liked letting the water run off the top of her head before drinking it. She actually developed a bald spot for a while…

  13. leah b. says:

    I can refill the water bowl but my girls prefer drinking directly from the faucet thank you very much.
    the younger one half way thru her drink starts to play and then gets so wet she runs away all wet.
    While I laugh until I cry..

  14. Awww. This is an american burmie trick? my big fat cat Pandy is mostly American Burmie (looks a lot like this guy – same little white patch) and she’s recently discovered the bathroom tap (not obsessively though – thanks for that info)

  15. Hmmm, lookee that yeemmage.
    I’m willin t’bet he turned that faucet on with just the force of his stare.
    Don’t look at me that way, I know I hop to it and do as directed when my kittehs stare at me. :-)

  16. OMG this post made me laugh so hard I peed ever so slightly.

    amazing. and I need some paper towels.

  17. joodster says:

    awwwww…this kitters reminds me of my verrry own ebony-lou. the furry light of my life. pausing for a moment of happy silence. anywho…she too loved to glurpity, slurpity the faucet. those were the days.

  18. Alice Shortcake says:

    About five weeks ago I adopted four-year-old Daisy from Cats Protection in York. In all that time I’ve only seen her drinking from her water bowl once! I change her water three times a day, I’ve tried her with bottled water and given her lots of opportunities to drink straight from the tap but she doesn’t seem to be interested. Most of her food is of the wet variety so I doubt if she’s in danger of becoming dehydrated, but I wish she were more of a water fan.

  19. Alice, she might be a “night drinker” IE when you’re sleeping she’s drinking. My cat Autumn does this, it seems to be a defense mechanism leftover from her time in the “wild”. She feels safer in the kitchen drinking her water when no one else (our dogs) are around.
    Another cat we had for a short time preferred his water to be moving, he’d bat the bowl with his paw before drinking from it to cause little wavelets. It was cute, messy but cute.

  20. mojojojo says:

    So sweet! Our Milo does this too at every opportunity, he’s a fresh water freak.

  21. Such a firsty kitty.

    [Hey, anybody else remember being a kid, in the summer, when the water right out of the faucet was far superior to water out of a glass. Weird how we forget that stuff.]

  22. My cat loves to hit the water bowl, spilling water all over the floor in the utility room, and then watching it slooooowly make it’s way to the drain. It’s her favourite passtime activity by far, though needless to say not mine when having to clean up water mixed with cat hair and sand from her toilet…
    Therefore, I solved the problem by chainging to a cup with saucer (wonder why they make saucers….).

  23. Yitzysmommie says:

    HEHEHEHEHE!!! Ebony, you ROCK. I feel like sitting in that seenk and letting the cool wooter run over me. It’s going to be 100 again today. We have had double the number of 100 or over days this summer than usual. Never mind Global warming, I’m real tire of Yitzysmommie warming. Yitz has abandoned his round curled up kitty bed for the streeeetching out on the tile floor thing.

  24. Yitzysmommie says:

    MEGGIE!!!!
    Did you rock & roll there in San Fran this morning??

  25. Those eyes would make even Chuck Norris back away slowly. Behold the mysterious powers of felines.

    On a more serious note, isn’t it the aeration on the water from the faucet that attracts cats?

  26. Looks just like my kitty, Onyx, that used to drink out of the faucet just like that. We had to put him down in May :(

  27. Rebecca says:

    Love the one where you can see droplets of water on his forehead! My kitty used to drink from the faucet, but now begs to share my bottled water! (And who can blame her? There’s a reason I don’t drink the stuff from the tap.)

    On a more serious note. One of my kitties died from a thyroid disease, which led to kidney failure. If we had caught it sooner, he would probably still be alive. A standard “senior” blood test would have caught it. The vet’s advice? All kitties over 7 should have annual blood tests to check for common senior diseases. My remaining kitty just turned 7 and I’m taking her in for her first blood test.

  28. Vanessah says:

    My old black kitty has taken to only drinking out of pint glasses. She used to jump on the table and drink out of ours, but it made quite the mess when she used her paw so we drew a line in the sand and now she gets her own glass, but we put it on the floor. What? At least I don’t have to get up and turn on the faucet for her….

  29. cute cute thirsty kitteh, slurpity glurpity!!

  30. My Josh was born diabetic. He did pass of kidney failure/diabeties complications last Dec 15th 2 mths before his 17th b-day. Loved my baby boy!!! He always loved to drink out of the faucet as did Kitters (passed 2003 – age 17). They would both sit on the bathroom counter (waiting in line) for mama to come turn it on for them! When I got Emma, I covered her eyes so she would not learn to do the same thing! HAHAHAHA

  31. Rebecca, Kitters had a thyroid problem that led to her kidney disease also. She was 16 at the time and passed at 17. Broke my heart….

  32. Vanessah, I feel your pain. I turned on the faucet for 19 years!!! That is why I covered Emma’s eyes when I got her (see my previous posts).

  33. Shannon Johnson says:

    Slurping kitteh alert! Is he just enjoying fresh cold water or is he being lazy?

  34. Tina Rhea says:

    On kitty blood tests: can be important for seeing early signs of disease, but be careful. We got our Christopher the radioactive iodine treatment for an overactive thyroid, and it turned out that it destroyed his thyroid entirely. Since he didn’t have any other signs of hyperthyroidism, such as weight loss and increased activity, I should have had the blood test repeated to make sure it was right. The poor guy has spent years on a daily pill and lying on a heating pad because he’s got too little thyroid now. NOT saying blood tests are bad– just suggest you have them repeated if the results don’t seem in line with the cat’s behavior or appearance, especially before you do anything permanent.

    That said, somebody needs to put these pix together as a movie or flip book.

  35. [starts singing, annoying everyone else at work]

  36. It’s bothering me that you don’t have the third pair of pictures reversed to match the reversing pattern in the lyrics!!!

  37. And by the way, I’m obviously not crazy to think one picture should be the “glurpity” and one should be the “slurpity”, because I moused over them and see you actually titled them that way!

    Please fix row #3!!!!

  38. pat_the_bunny says:

    mah kitteh makes me turn the bathroom faucet on for her every morning! and she’s black like this one, too. however, i think this one is having a bit easier time of it due to it’s servant’s superior faucet

  39. pat_the_bunny says:

    note paw grippage on sink!

  40. Martha in Washington says:

    I love the Death-Ray Eyes! And the little pink tongue!

  41. Mary (the first) says:

    And I thought *my* cat was spoiled because I let her drink out of “my” glass instead of the bowl on the floor. At least I’m not on “on-demand faucet” duty.

  42. Desdemona says:

    We leave our faucet running, ever so slightly, in the bathroom sink at all times for thirsty kitties. They all seem to prefer the running water to the stuff in the bowl –they think that’s water for playing and splashing and pulling the bowl across the floor. The two girls have very different drinking preferences at the faucet. Lucy puts her paw in the stream of water and drinks from her paw. Desi, on the other hand, puts her head down and gets her face all wet while drinking from the stream of water. Reminds me of the Old Testament Bible story — was it Saul? — where the prophet told him to choose the men who drank with their cupped hands versus those who slurped directly from the stream. Does this mean that Lucy is a Chosen One?

  43. Louies_mom says:

    Is Ebony a boy or girl cat? Looks just like our beloved Mushu who fell out of a 3rd floor window when she lunged at some pigeons… the screen was very old and gave way easily. We didn;t know because we had just moved in. Anyway, Mushu did not die but someone took her and won’t give her back. My husband still cries when we talk about her, she was his baby. This was almost 3 years ago and he says he won’t stop looking.

    Ebony is adorable. Mushu has the same little white dot on her chest, so cute!

  44. /threadjack
    Hey guys, doesn’t anybody use the CuteChat anymore? I thought “Casual Fridays” was the ‘happenin’ time? Here’s the link. http://wwwl.meebo.com/room/cuteoverload/
    /end threadjack

  45. Kitty!

  46. Alice Shortcake says:

    Metz, I’ve found out why Daisy isn’t using her water bowl – she’s been drinking from puddles in the garden, and since England has been battered by torrential rain almost every day for the past month she’s got plenty to choose from!

  47. Alice don’t you know muddy water tastes better.
    as does fresh from faucet and sprinkler and yummm right out of your glass.
    this goes for ceriel bowl milk too.

  48. the most delicious water is the water with plant cuttings in it that are waiting to be transplanted. Not only is it muddy but a little slimy too…mmm…Miss Huggum’s personal favorite

  49. Alice Shortcake says:

    Annie, it’s ten years since I last owned a cat and I must admit I’d forgotten what strange tastes they have. What self-respecting moggy would drink clean water when the garden is full of muddy, insect-infested puddles?

  50. Yeah, the blackie has right
    W A T E R!!!!

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  51. ThreeCatNight says:

    I’m too busy laughing!
    One of my friend’s cats likes to do this, but as far as I know, he isn’t diabetic. My little Spanky was recently diagnosed as diabetic. I saw he’d lost a little weight and took him to the vet, so it was caught pretty early. I give him his shots twice daily, usually while he’s eating and is diverted (2 cc’s). His checkup this past Saturday showed that he’d actually gained about a pound or so, and his sugar, while still on the high side, has dropped some, which made me very happy. He has, however, always drank water from a dish, just a little less ravenously now. So glad, and so sorry for those who’ve posted their losses here. My heart goes out to you.

  52. cat people are weird.

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