It took 9 years to finally capture this

Boobear is demonstrating that the water has gotten too low for her to put her head in and get a drink
@rebelann (38866)
El Paso, Texas
August 10, 2016 4:52pm CST
I've talked about my furbabies a lot, those of you who've read my discussions probably know about Boobear. Did I tell you she turned 10 in June? Did I ever mention she has a water fetish? Well, this little imp loves to play in water which I have yet to capture on "film" but finally I can show you what she does when she wants me to realize the water in their bowl is getting low She will come to me and start the waltz, you know the one, right? Then when I go to pet her she'll look at me and start walking away, she keeps her eye on me to ensure I am following her. She'll do this to get me to check either her food or water bowl and if the water is half empty she won't put her head in it to drink, instead she'll use her paw to scoop water to drink then she'll look at me to see if I noticed. Of course the minute I see her do this I am prompted to clean the water ..... oh sure, the water wasn't dirty until she stuck her paw in it now there's hair in the water. It's about time I had my camera ready for this.
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@Corbin5 (99944)
• United States
10 Aug 16
The photos are wonderful! All she goes through to get you to do what she wants is amazing. One very smart kitty cat!
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@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Aug 16
Thank you, I was lucky she caught me with the camera in hand
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@Corbin5 (99944)
• United States
11 Aug 16
@rebelann That first one is a hoot! Telling Mommy, "Do you see the problem here?"
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@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Aug 16
You know your cats @Corbin5 it's exactly what she's saying, the rest was just confirmation
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@RubyHawk (21665)
• Atlanta, Georgia
11 Aug 16
That's so neat, you have a smart cat. She knows she's in control.
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@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Aug 16
Boy am I well trained or watt??
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@RubyHawk (21665)
• Atlanta, Georgia
12 Aug 16
@rebelann You really are.
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@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Aug 16
@RubyHawk I think my furbabies agree with you
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@simone10 (21671)
• Louisville, Kentucky
14 Aug 16
Awww, how cute! When Daisy was a puppy, she would actually play in the water bowl. I can't tell you how many times I had to mop the floor and dry her off. I found out if I didn't put that much water in the bowl, she would leave it alone. If it was full, she would play in it. Luckily she has outgrown this and hasn't done it in about 5 months.
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@simone10 (21671)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Aug 16
@rebelann I agree as I haven't heard of cats liking to play in water before reading your post. I think it is so cute the way she has her little paw curved to drink from it.
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@simone10 (21671)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Aug 16
@rebelann Of course she does! I think animals know a lot more than we give them credit for.
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@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Aug 16
@simone10 yep, that's for sure.
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@vandana7 (62364)
• India
11 Aug 16
My...they are quite like little kids, right? lol
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@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Aug 16
Yes they are except little kids eventually grow up, furbabies don't.
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@vandana7 (62364)
• India
11 Aug 16
@rebelann ..Yeah..that is the saddest part..little kids grow up..:(
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@snowy22315 (43981)
• United States
14 Aug 16
Mine likes to drink out of the bathroom faucet and ingeniously knocks a glass down in the bathroom when she wants me to turn on the water.
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@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug 16
they're definitely not dumb plus they usually have a sense of humor.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
11 Aug 16
She has clearly got you well trained.
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@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Aug 16
Well almost, I don't seem to understand her quite as well as she'd like.
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@theBlock (2615)
• United States
11 Aug 16
@rebelann She is definitely adorable!
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@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Aug 16
Yeah, I have to agree ...... she'd be upset if I didn't
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@koopharper (6289)
• Canada
10 Aug 16
In that first picture she is wondering why you are pointing that thing at her.
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@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Aug 16
You are perceptive. She actually looks at me like that if her food or water bowls are less than completely full. It's to let me know she wants a refill.
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@TheHorse (62208)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Aug 16
Busted.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
10 Aug 16
I thought cats didn't like getting their feet wet. Brilliant sequence of photos, I loved them.
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@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Aug 16
Thank you. Oddly enough lots of cats like to play with water but wouldn't want to be immersed in it. My Spunky liked to play in water too but I never did capture him when he did.
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@norcal (3216)
• Nevada City, California
10 Aug 16
My cats seem to prefer water they can see. If they try to drink clear water, they stick their nose too far in. They pull back and sneeze in surprise. They'd rather drink from a muddy puddle outside.Then they can tell where the air ends and the water starts.
@rebelann (38866)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Aug 16
My kitties don't go outside so they're stuck with clear clean water.
@PainsOnSlate (20084)
• Canada
14 Aug 16
I love your kitty and she is a smart one!