Most of the time when Happy is thirsty he goes to his bowl and drinks some water. But some days Happy needs way more attention. Thirsty as he might be, he will not only not walk over to get water, but will refuse to drink from the bowl if its brought to him until he has enjoyed several long lips from our fingers.
Why he gets into one of these moods we are not always sure, but it seems to us that every once and a while he needs to not only feel, but taste the love that comes with hand licking the water out of our hand. Because a few licks later he is ready to drink from his water bowl again. It just shows that our pets are more like us than we think, some days they have to have some extra attention to reassure them that they are loved.