Most animals have a small water dish – not mine! They use this aluminum watering can!
We have a wood stove which a 2 gallon aluminum teakettle that we keep on top and fill it with water so the house (and my nose) doesn’t get to dried out from the wood heat. Because the teakettle is usually too darn hot to touch we keep this big aluminum watering can filled with water just sitting behind it.
When Hobo first wandered into our lives back in 2002 on Labor Day Weekend – we had just started building a small fire in the evening, just to take the chill out of the house. Hobo always drank out of the watering can, so it just became habit to keep it full.
The very first night that we brought Marvin home, that watering can was the first thing he headed for when we put him down in the house.
As soon as Max saw Marvin drinking out of it – well he decided it was going to become HIS water dish as well!
Don’t they look like little angels?
Well, looks are deceiving! This picture was taken after I spent about a half hour vacuuming the living room because Marvin had gotten hold of a bunch of dried hydrangea that I had in the living room in a vase. Marvin getting a hold of the hydrangea wasn’t so bad —- but Max decided he had to join in on the fun and their were hydrangea petals EVERYWHERE!
Poor Marvin, I think at first he was sort of overwhelmed with his Christmas stocking and all the toys it contained.
But then he got curious.
November 8, 2012
After Hobo disappeared we received so many phone calls from people who said that they had found him. But none of them were Hobo. One of the calls resulted in Marvin coming to live with us. This lady (who had 5 other cats and 3 dogs) called thinking it was Hobo. Her other cats didn’t like poor Marvin and he was living in an unheated (but enclosed porch).
Ben & I decided that with winter coming, that he needed a warm place to live so we brought him home.
After a couple of days, he settled right in.