We can thank Sweet Praline for our first pet fountain. This is not a sponsored post, but we do have some links to specific fountains sold by PetSafe®.
|Sweet Praline and the Drinkwell Platinum® Fountain|
July is National Pet Hydration Awareness Month which is sponsored by PetSafe® brand. We shared a previous post about the importance staying hydrated, especially in our Southern heat in South Carolina. We've experienced more than average days with the temperatures at 100+ degrees and the forecast is calling for the next three days to be 101+ degrees. We stay inside with the AC running and Mom Paula makes sure we have plenty of fresh water to drink. We'd had several different types of pet fountains over the years and Mom Paula has them placed throughout the house. Each of us have our preference which type of fountain we prefer. Truffle likes drinking from a flowing stream and Brulee likes to drink from the bowl. Our first pet fountain was the Drinkwell Platinum® water fountain. Mom Paula had purchased one for Sweet Praline, thinking she'd drink more water if she had one, but Praline never adjusted to the sound of the pump and the water fall. Mom Paula put the fountain away, but she kept numerous bowls around the house filled with fresh waters. Praline's favorite place to drink was in the bedroom where her water bowl was directly below the AC vent.
Truffle original mom had pet fountains in her house for all of the cats, so Truffle was prepared for the sound of flowing water. The difference was that her original fountain had a design similar to the Drinkwell® Zen Fountain where the water flowed like water flows over rocks in a mountain stream. Mom Paula pulled out the Platinum fountain once Truffle came to live with her, hoping Truffle would drink from it. Mom Paula was sitting in the living room watching the SEC network one evening and kept hearing the stream from the water fountain stop and then start again. When she walked into the kitchen, she saw Truffle exploring the new fountain. Luckily, Mom Paula had the video camera close by and quickly began filming. Mom Paula still laughs when she watches this video. We won't spoil the surprise before you watch the video, but we hope it brings a little laughter in your home today.
We hope all of our furry friends (and their humans) are staying cool and hydrated during these hot summer months.