I'm really enjoying the Arcade Anomaly saga so far! I've always been fascinated with world-building, and the world created here is really interesting.
On a side note, cat lapping is actually very neat. Unlike dogs, who spoon up the water with their tongues, cats simply dart their tongues straight out and in, using the liquid's surface tension to make small "pillars" which they then bite off. With a shallow enough cup, she could handle the task quite easily with no spilling.
Scientists just recently discovered the secret of cat-lapping, but it's rather amazing.