On St. Patrick’s Day, My Cats Drink Straight from the Tap

four black cats drinking from faucet

Have a drink with family and friends!

My annual St. Patrick’s Day greeting!

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.

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  1. S. Andrews says:

    lovely! both the cat’s coats and the color/ styling of the bathroom fixture!

    1. animalartist says:

      That’s one of my favorite views of them–the fixtures are salvaged from a store that collects such things and I was so excited to see the green, and love how it looks with the black fur.

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