Also, if you happen to let your cat outdoors, you might notice an odd behavior of licking rain water or melted snow. They are craving minerals if they are anemic, and try to acquire such minerals from those sources.
This explains why Baggy was licking the spade, the soil, and today, she only wanted to drink water from the tiles and not from a container. Maybe she thought it was rain water.
I'm trying to get the drug Erythropoietin or Eprex. If you know of any vet who has it, please let me know. Thanks!