- Pets and Animals
EVEN MORE CATS IN THE SINK
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.
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!