Cat Behaviour: Drinking from the tap.
Many cats will drink from the tap at any opportunity. The reason for this is that cats have a very ineffective method of drinking normally… they dart their tongue out, curled under at the end, barely dip it in the water surface then quickly pull it up and try to “catch” any water that sticks to it by surface tension.
This has got to be exhausting, and often seems to take more time than it’s worth. So, yeah, I’d drink from the tap whenever possible too.