Our neighbours have a new inflatable swimming pool in their backyard for their children to swim and splash about in. The water looks so cool and inviting. Their cats think so too. The pool was no sooner up than the cats found it and jumped up on the rim to walk around it and use it as a perch to drink the clear, refreshing water. I watched in fascination as they began to pick at the plastic with their claws. No sooner had they started than Kathleen charged out of the house, spray bottle in her hand, and spritzed the cats away. She didn’t look to happy about it, and I’m not holding out a whole lot of hope that the pool will last the summer.