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Mon, Jan. 12th, 2009, 02:52 pm

Mon, Jan. 12th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)

...I don't think s/he's quite got the hang of this whole water fountain thing yet...

Mon, Jan. 12th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)

Actually, he often drinks from it like that. In the beginning, they all drank from the pool itself, but now most of them drink directly from the stream, and he'll stand on top of the fountain, bend over, and drink from the stream. When I pull the reservoir out of the back to refill it, he also comes running, and will sit and stare at it until I put the reservoir back. It's like he's really fascinated with the thing.

(One of our other cats used to take showers, sticking his head under the water stream. He's stopped now; I wonder why...?)

Tue, Jan. 13th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)

How much was that thing and where did you get it?

Wed, Jan. 14th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)

About $50 from some Amazon seller, or $80 at a local pet store.

My biggest complaint with it is that it's a minor pain to clean, and you will want to every now and then because stuff builds up in it. (There's a charcoal filter in the water path, which helps slow down the buildup, but if you forget to replace it...)

Tue, Jan. 13th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)

awww SO CUTE!!!
is it better for the cat than a regular dish?it must be cleaner!!!

Wed, Jan. 14th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)

The theory is that animals will prefer to drink from running streams than from standing water, so something like this will make them drink more. I haven't noticed anything, but my cats will go through two 160 oz reservoirs of water every few weeks, and that seems pretty quick to me.
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Wed, Mar. 4th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)

ha! i love this!