Friday, July 29, 2016

Our Original Pet Fountain

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.

29 comments:

  1. MOL ! Thank you for the cute video, it makes us smile for the rest of the day ! Purrs

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  2. That is such a funny video! MOL, Truffle!

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  3. Fountains are always more fun to play in than to drink from...

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  4. Aaaaaaaaw Dat's really cute. Me did dat too and just couldn't figger out why da water kept runnin' from me. Sis Lexi just stuck her paw in and grabbed da stream and brought it over to her. She was a smarty pants sometimes. MOL Hope ya'll have a great weekend.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  5. Is your Mom going to have to dry you with a towel when you've had your drink Truffle or get the fur dryer out?

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  6. Love it! I always make sure Henry has three bowls of water when I'm gone. Sometimes they can get gross, so a fountain would be lovely!

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  7. This looks like a fabulous water fountain! Thanks for telling us about it.

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  8. Haha. She looks very distrustful of the fountain! Don't blame her.

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  9. Love the idea of the fountain :) the sound of water is so soothing

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  10. Awww, what a cute video! I bet our kitty would play with the fountain rather than drink from it! BOL!

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  11. Aw, it was nice to see Sweet Praline again. We love our PetSafe fountain!

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  12. Praline was adorable and so is this video :)

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  13. Love the video! We have a pet fountain too - although Charlie still prefers to drink out the tap every morning when I brush my teeth.

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  14. This is so cool! My dogs love drinking out of the hose when I fill their out door water this could either be amazing or a disaster cause they also love to play when the hose is on! I'll need to try this out!

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  15. Oh my goodness!! That video had me laughing out loud for real!! It was so cute!! My daughter uses a fountain for her kitty and he loves it. His favorite is to get drinks out of the bathtub faucet, and he often begs for the faucet to be turned on for him!!

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  16. I love my drinking fountain! It's one for big dogs! My dogs are crazy about it! Before the one we had from Petsafe, we had one from Dogit. I don't know which one is better, they both have their advantages!

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  17. We tried a fountain a few years ago and no one seemed to care for it - I think it was the sound. Now we just have water bowls spread throughout the house so many that I occasionally trip over them. LOL

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  18. We don't have a fountain, but I think my cat especially would enjoy it.

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  19. I know that we need our pets to drink one ounce of water per body weight per day. This fountain will help so much.

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  20. They still flog that fountain as 'interesting' and fun over here in NZ. It was useful and functional in its day - but - I know but when I see what is available now, there are some gorgeous ones around! I love the newer ones * sigh *

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    1. Mom Paula keeps telling the people at PetSafe to design one of these that is ceramic or stainless steel.

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  21. This makes so much more sense than changing water in two big bowls two or three time daily.

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  22. PetSafe has a great variety of pet fountains! I'm so glad that you ladies have a couple to help you through the hot summer months. You have it much worse than we do when it comes to heat and my kitties look like they are melting some days. The video is adorable! :)
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  23. I just love the video! Too adorable! Truffle is just the sweetest! I had to watch it again! Truffle and Mom, thanks for the great smiles!

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  24. Adorable. Love the video. Love the fountain as well!

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  25. Love the fountain and the video. Not sure if Kilo would adapt. So cute watching Truffle explore it.

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  26. Pet hydration is so impawtant, all year round. You do a great job of reminding us about that, especially with all the beautiful fountains you showcase!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  27. Fountains look like a fun way to drink!

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