Drinking by cats depends on cohesion and adhesion. The cat's tongue adheres to water as it dips into the water, and the water molecules on the cat's tongue pull those in the dish by cohesion, causing the stream of water to be pulled up and into the cat's mouth.
Work Step by Step
Review the properties of water and the image in the question. Imagine how water sticks to the tongue and to itself, and find the terms for these two actions.