Monday, April 25, 2011

Mitten Monday- Cat Drinking Fountain Review

What's this?

Mom, is this the drinking fountain that was sent to us from Thirsty Cat Fountains?

It is!  This is cool! 

Keith, the nice man at Thirsty Cat Fountains, asked us if we'd like to try out one of his handmade drinking fountains.  We said YES!

  Before I was born, mom had tried the plastic drinking fountains that are available in the pet stores and mom said our kitties didn't like them at all.  Mom thinks the plastic fountains are quite unattractive and they got clogged up with cat hair too easily.  We were very interested in checking out a fountain that is beautiful and won't clog up.

When it arrived, mom filled it up with water and plugged it in.   She thought it was awesome that there are seashells that cover up the cords and stuff.  At first we were all super afraid of it.  I mean, mom took away our regular water bowl and replaced it with this beauty that bubbles.  It took a week for me to approach it. 

My brother Figaro dived right in.  As far as he was concerned it was love at first sight...um, drink.  Of course Figaro will jump in the sink and stands out in the pouring rain.  He likes water.

Mom loves the sound of it since it's a gentle bubbling sound.  The other thing mom loves is that it is handmade right here in the US of A.  Mom prefers to buy products locally...she likes to think she is a locavore and wants to support local or homegrown business whenever possible.  In addition, this fountain is beautiful handmade ceramic and not plastic like other popular cat fountains. 

We do drink out of it now, even though it took a couple of weeks for most of us.  The water level goes down WAY faster than our regular bowl.

We suggest giving any new food bowl, water bowl or fountain time for the family to adjust.  We were initially afraid of the fountain (except for Figaro).  Mom tried move it to various locations around the house to see what would work best.  We finally decided that it worked best where our old water bowl was.

Thank you Keith for letting us try it out.  Please go visit his Etsy site where you'll find lots of beautiful handmade ceramic fountains and food bowls. 

As a special offer on his Etsy site, Keith is giving a 10% discount on orders if you type in "corycat" (all lowercase) in the coupon code box when you check out.
**I was provided this beautiful fountain free of charge to review it. 

20 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a lovely fountain! I quite like it!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

PS We like your new blog look!

Raymond and Busby said...

That is a very nice fountain. We looked at Keith's etsy site too. Very nice. We have tried other fountains and didn't care for them. If we ever try again, we will try Keith's. Happy Monday!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That is a VERY pretty fountain! We like our Drinkwell, but have to admit it is butt-ugly! Maybe my human should look into something a little more decorative.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Mom is keen for us to have a fountain so we will get her to check this owt!

We hope yoo all had a super Easter.

Love Milo and Alfie xx

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Great tip on that handmade water bowl! It's very nice looking. Mom is very interested, because even if we didn't use it much, she would still enjoy the sound and Zen quality.

Mr Puddy said...

That is very beautiful fountain !
I love ceramic bowl too it's look so good for the top cats like you guys ! I'm top cat too. but I didn't got it..heh..heh..heh..

Ceramic is good ! Mommy used to heard Plastic can accumulate bacteria, which sometimes causes "cat acne" around the cat's mouth and chin. Use ceramic or metal bowls, that's safer !

xoxo

PS : My mom start to wonder what's camera your mom use, The photos look so professional !

Katnip Lounge said...

Your new bowl is great! We enjoy our fountains but this is a whole new concept. Mommy is gonna go check out Keith's Etsy store.

The Island Cats said...

That's a really cool fountain! Mom likes how decorative it is (and she kinda wishes she had seen this before she bought the one she got us). We like our new fountain and it took us awhile, but we're drinking from it too! Mom still left our water bowl upstairs so we use that one too. If we ever need another one, we'll check out Keith's!

The Whiskeratti said...

It really is quite beautiful. We're impressed.

The Monkeys said...

Oh, our Mom has been looking for a new fountain for us that isn't made of plastic! We will have to check that out.

P.S. Our Mom says she's tried Gato Negro wine and she thinks it's so delicious that it definitely should be called Gato Cory!

Ginger Jasper said...

I think that fountain looks good and not being plastic is a bonus too. Hugs GJ x

Kitty said...

Oh that looks so tasty! We're a little upset that Mummy can't get us one as the shop does not seem to post to the UK, or did she get that wrong?

Xanthe xxx

Mariodacat said...

Taht does look like a nice one and I like the fact it doesn't take up a lot of room either. Is it easy to clean?

JC said...

We've never used one. Does it plug in ?

Daisy said...

That fountain is beautiful!

ABBY said...

That looks really cool, but we all would probably be afraid of it too.

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The Cat From Hell said...

That looks so cool! We has one of those plastic ones that all 4 of us drinks out of and Mommy scrubs it every day. She thinks one like that would have to be really big for ther hairy slobbery sisters, but she is going to go look
Kisses
Nellie

Furkidsmom said...

Mom's looked at those beautiful fountains but wondered if we would be afraid of it. we have a petmate one now that we like a lot but it's plastic.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Lonnie Mayer said...

I want to have that fountain so that my pet will also attract to water and he can drink a lot of clean water. Thank you for sharing your tips.

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