We had a cat that drank like that, too. Her favorite was a dripping faucet. She'd let the water drip onto her paw then lick it off. Silly critters, they do have their ways.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper