Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Water Boys

"What's this?"

We've been trying to think of ways to get the boys to drink more water. If they have their choice, they would much rather drink out of a pond, the bathtub, or glasses than their water bowls. All three love clean, moving water. Les researched a lot of different kitty water fountains, and tried to find one that would be easy to fill, easy to clean, small, and quiet. Vladi's birthday gave us an excuse to order some kitty goodies, and today they arrived... including a water fountain.

We purchased a "Catit Fresh & Clear,"
and cleaned it out, filled it with water, and plugged it in.

The water bubbles up a hole in the center
and spills over a plastic dome.

Come and get it boys!

Uschi arrives first and takes a drink right away.

"Hey, my paw fits in here!"
(Its safe, the pump is way at the bottom under a plastic barrier)

Tanji arrives to check out the new toy.

It's Tanji's time to try a drink.

Uschi looks a little nervous all of a sudden.

"Watch out Tanji, I'll protect you."

Now, both brothers are not too sure about this new gift.

They move to a safe distance.

Who is going to save the big boys?

Vladi realizes something is up, and heads in for a closer look.

He takes a little sip...

Pat, pat, pat...

"Hey guys, this isn't so bad!"

Hopefully T, U, and V will all warm up to the fountain and visit it often
in addition to the bathtub and water bowl. We'll see.

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Anonymous said...

That is so cute! They seem so interested in where the water is coming from, lol. Puddy would LOVE this, but I think she'd be too scared to drink from it - she'd just bat the water and make a huge mess! :D

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I love your blog. :) My Sadie bengal loves to drink water from a cup! We keep a cup of water on the coffee table for her at all times... she never drinks from her bowl of water next to her food.

Tanj,Uschi&Vladi said...

Tanji gets into Lesley's water glass the second it isn't guarded. I now drink out of my sports bottles all the time. >;-)

Daisy said...

I love drinking from my fountain. I have never seen one like that before!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, we would love one of those. We also love to drink from Mom & Nan'a water glasses. It just tastes better!

Anonymous said...

wow, the boys are on the cutting edge of water fountain technology, that one isn't even listed on the Catit company website yet!

Our cats love the various water fountains we've tried, even has the big dome catit fountain, but after a while the pump got difficult to keep clean (couldn't take the pump apart, algae started growing inside where you couldn't reach) so we switched to a different brand. I wonder if they fixed that issue with this new fountain.

Anyhow, happy hydrating boys!