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EVEN MORE CATS IN THE SINK

Updated on September 6, 2013

Feline Sink Sitters

I always thought my cat Coco-Puff was the ONLY cat that enjoyed laying in the bathroom sink for hours on end. She looks so adorable camped out in there with water dripping on her fur.

But wouldn't a nice soft bed be much more comfortable? A hard cold porcelain sink just does not look very comfortable to me.

Then again, I am not a cat.

Coco-Puff purrs so loudly when she's in the sink. The sink makes her so delirously happy!

Why? Probably because she has learned, sooner or later, everyone will pay a visit to that particular room....hence, paying her a visit in the sink.

She'll be petted and exclaimed over..."Oh, look at Coco-Puff in the sink! She looks so cute!" and maybe, as an added bonus, she'll even be granted a relaxing grooming session, and of course, a nice cool drink of water.

What more could any one ask of a nap location?

Admittedly, it 's not very convenient brushing my teeth with a cat clogging up the sink. But it's just so darn cute, I don't mind the inconvenience of walking over to the kitchen sink and continuing my chore there.

Well ,it turns out that Coco-Puff is NOT so unique with her sink sitting addiction. I checked online, and apparently,there are oodles of cats out there that share the exact same addiction.

How could I have been so clueless about this?

In fact, there are so many sink sitting felines, it's practically become an Internet phenomenon!

Is this a new thing? Has some celebrity cat been spreading the word that sink-sitting is the latest trend so cats everywhere have to get on board?

No....cats are definitely NOT the type to care about following the in crowd.

Dogs? Yes.

Cats? No.

So why do they like it so much? Has there been any scientific research on this all-important issue?

I could find no cats who would agree to be interviewed. They're probably all too busy sittiing in sinks.

It appears that they prefer to remain inscrutable on this subject. That's a cat for you.

However, we can wager some guesses as to why this hard porcelain perch is so inviting.

The sink provides a nice cozy snug fit for a cat's body...especially round sinks, which adhere purrr-fectly to the contours of a cat's shape.

On a hot day, the cool porcelain of the sink feels nice and chill on their bodies.

The sink provides a handy place to grab a drink of water...that's a no-brainer, even for us humans! Plus it has been proven that cats prefer to drink water that is moving; perhaps because it reminds them of fresh stream water, as opposed to stagnant pond water which would harbor bacteria...or stagnant cat bowl water.

But I still maintain that the sink is so popular, because the cat is sure to get attention when he or she chooses to lay in this particular spot. And even though cats may not like to admit it (because, after all, they always look down their noses at dogs for this sort of thing) they DO LOVE TO GET ATTENTION!


 ARE THERE JUST TOO MANY PICTURES OF CATS LAYING IN THE SINK?  DON'T SHOOT YOURSELF YET!  ..HERE ARE SOME MORE!  THE CATS THEMSELVES HAVE EVEN OFFERED US THEIR OWN UNIQUE CAPTIONS!  ENJOY!
ARE THERE JUST TOO MANY PICTURES OF CATS LAYING IN THE SINK? DON'T SHOOT YOURSELF YET! ..HERE ARE SOME MORE! THE CATS THEMSELVES HAVE EVEN OFFERED US THEIR OWN UNIQUE CAPTIONS! ENJOY!
HOW ABOUT THIS IDEA FOR A NEW CARTOON, SID THE AMAZING SINK CAT?
HOW ABOUT THIS IDEA FOR A NEW CARTOON, SID THE AMAZING SINK CAT?
"THIS SINK IS FOR LOVER'S ONLY!"
"THIS SINK IS FOR LOVER'S ONLY!"
"i'M SINGING IN THE SINK!  JUST SINGING IN THE SINK!"
"i'M SINGING IN THE SINK! JUST SINGING IN THE SINK!"
"I HAVE BECOME ONE WITH THE SINK. "
"I HAVE BECOME ONE WITH THE SINK. "
"I JUST  LOVE THE FEEL OF COOL WATER DRIPPING ON MY TUMMY IN THE MORNING!"
"I JUST LOVE THE FEEL OF COOL WATER DRIPPING ON MY TUMMY IN THE MORNING!"
"wOULD IT KILL THESE PEOPLE TO GET A BIGGER SINK?"
"wOULD IT KILL THESE PEOPLE TO GET A BIGGER SINK?"
"DON'T EVEN THINK OF SPITTING YOUR TOOTHPASTE OUT ON ME!"
"DON'T EVEN THINK OF SPITTING YOUR TOOTHPASTE OUT ON ME!"
"WE BELIEVE IN HIS AND HER SINKS.  THAT'S WHAT KEEPS THE ZING IN OUR RELATIONSHIP!"
"WE BELIEVE IN HIS AND HER SINKS. THAT'S WHAT KEEPS THE ZING IN OUR RELATIONSHIP!"
"DO NOT DISTURB!  We're pretending we're on vacation."
"DO NOT DISTURB! We're pretending we're on vacation."
"SOMEONE LEFT A LITTLE PIECE OF SOAP IN THIS SINK!  IT IS CHAFING MY FUR!  I AM NOT PLEASED."
"SOMEONE LEFT A LITTLE PIECE OF SOAP IN THIS SINK! IT IS CHAFING MY FUR! I AM NOT PLEASED."
"Sometimes when you're feeling down, the sink is the only place to go."
"Sometimes when you're feeling down, the sink is the only place to go."
" I THINK I WILL USE THIS PIC FOR MY FACEBOOK PROFILE! " sinkcutey125
" I THINK I WILL USE THIS PIC FOR MY FACEBOOK PROFILE! " sinkcutey125
"THIS SINK IS FOR TOUGH GUYS, ONLY!"
"THIS SINK IS FOR TOUGH GUYS, ONLY!"
"I'VE GOT IT!  MY NEW SCREEN NAME WILL BE, WILDINTHESINK!"  I hope nobody's taken that, already.
"I'VE GOT IT! MY NEW SCREEN NAME WILL BE, WILDINTHESINK!" I hope nobody's taken that, already.
And last but certainly not least, my own special little sink-sitter, Coco-Puff!
And last but certainly not least, my own special little sink-sitter, Coco-Puff!

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    • Vickie Bovender profile image

      Vickie Bovender 6 years ago from Southeastern US

      Love this!

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      MsQuestion 6 years ago from New Jersey

      Ha-ha, funny! Love the fat cat in the sink picture! That would be my cat!

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      Red 6 years ago

      CUTE!!!!!! Love it! So much!

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      PSSST! 6 years ago from Conneticut

      You should make a coffee table book!

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      So cute...aren't cats the best??

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Great captions with all the wonderful photos. I would on many occasions "cat sit" for a friend. I was always reminded that I must leave the bathroom sink water trickling just a bit, for weeks at a time, for "BJ." This no doubt caused a much higher water bill. But it didn't matter when it came to BJ's contentment and happiness. Neither of my three cats go in the sinks. I have other issues like pulling the bread out of the basket on the kitchen table then jumping in and which cat can get closest to the back of my laptop to feel the warmth. Thanks for a fun read!

      Sharyn

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      pinkydoo 6 years ago from New York

      Thank you everyone for your kind (and funny) words!

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      MsQuestion 6 years ago from New Jersey

      This is sooooo cute!

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      Hahahahahahahahahah...I love these photos! Hilarious!

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      gabea 6 years ago

      add to this its funny. you should make a whole book9

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      Carol Petretti 5 years ago from California

      My cats when they were little used to hang out in the bathroom sink, and have boxing matches. Pretty cute. The sink does have a hairline crack resulting from thier play.

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