If we were having coffee, it would be a quick one because I have so much to do! We’re having one of Paul’s best friends in life over for dinner, and so I have shopping and cooking and baking and cleaning to do, oh my!
But we’d get a laugh over Blanca’s fear of and refusal to drink from the new water thingy I got the pets. It holds a gallon of water, keeping the bowl always full. It is made from BPA-free plastic and has a charcoal filter to screen out impurities (which I hope will help Ivan the Terrible and his propensity to bladder infections) but despite all of these excellent features, Blanca wants none of it. Nope, no, nein, non!
Last night, Paul sat on the floor with her and dipped in his hand, getting her to drink from his cupped hand poised over the bowl. But this morning she fussed at me while I was at the table making my shopping list and downloading recipes for chocolate ganache, then followed me into the kitchen and fussed and whined some more. To my puzzled, “What?” she sat and stared meaningfully at the kitchen sink. She had just walked past Ivan drinking from the new bubbler, which I pointed out to her, “See, Kitteh’s figured it out and thinks it’s ok,” hoping to inspire a bit of sibling rivalry, but apparently she’s not inclined to competition.
I led her to the bubbler, splashed my hand around to show her the cool, fresh, filtered water within. She watched, then resumed her position staring at the kitchen faucet. And I have to say, there was a bit of attendant attitude on display.
By now maternal instinct was kicking in and I began worrying about her getting enough fluids, so of course I relented and filled the Psycho Kitty bowl to which she is accustomed, and she drank it dry. What to do, what to do?
But for now I must run to the store, then back to the kitchen to bake cornbread for tomorrow’s church picnic, a chocolate cake with espresso-flavored mascarpone filling and chocolate ganache for dessert tonight, and assemble the lasagna Paul requested for dinner. Funny how it’s always lasagna he wants. Funny how I’m always happy to oblige him that. With garlic bread.
I hope you enjoyed your coffee, and have a wonderful weekend planned.