Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tap Cat

Alexis, my lovely godcat, has taken to drinking water from the utility room tap.
Apparently it’s not unusual for cats to drink from taps, streams, fountains and so on.
The reason? They’re descended from the same ancestor – the African wildcat, Felis Silvestris Lybica, which was domesticated in Mesopotamia around 6000 BC.
The only source of clean, germ-free water at the time was free-flowing. So the cats that drank running water had an advantage and passed on their drinking preferences to future generations.