Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Cat Fountain

First, let's get some things out in the open: if you don't like cats, stop reading this, and go have some alone time, and think about things. Cats are small and fuzzy, and like to snuggle, and quiet, and like to play, and loyal and smart. And also, there is Maru. I love me some canine companionship too, so don't get all "there's two types of people in this world: dog people and cat people" on me, cause that's not true. Once upon a time, I thought it was, but through a series of happenstances, I became a cat owner, and since then a double-cat owner and I now realize the truth: there are two types of people in this world: pet people and lame people, and that is that.

Ok, moving on...

Our cat fountain finally went bad. It served us for many years, but the cheap pump finally died, and just in time, as it got grungy even between regular cleanings and it never looked as good as the day I got it. So out I went on the search for a new cat fountain. My go-to source for everything awesome (Etsy) led me to Thirsty Cat Fountains, owned by Keith and Jackie Davitt, out of New York. They're all hand-made, one-of-a-kind ceramic cat fountains, with a cool cord that comes out the side of the fountain (instead of dangling over the edge), and completely safe and sanitary.

Not only do their fountains look great and work really well, but most importantly, our two cats absolutely love drinking from them. The water pump is adjustable, so we usually have ours on a low and quiet "bubble", but for the photo, I decided to put on the supplied copper spout to give it more of a proper "fountainy" kind of look.

These fountains are so much easier to clean than anything else on the market: three simple pieces... the ceramic bowl, the ceramic pump hide, and the pump. And filling it up couldn't be easier - just pour water into it - done! No inverted bottle or weird plastic hard-to-clean reservoir here - just a simple bowl, with water in it.

Pros:
- They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, to fit your feline's tastes in decor.
- They're handmade in the USA by two awesome and friendly pet people.
- They look way better than any and every other cat fountain out there.
- They sound like a peaceful mini waterfall.
- Cats love drinking out of it!

Cons:
- You thought there were going to be cons? Nope. Sorry... these are 100% Pros.

If you have a stale old bowl of water for your cats, buy a Thirsty Cat Fountain, and watch how much more your cat(s) will enjoy drinking fresh circulating water. And if you have a plastic water fountain that is a pain to clean, possibly contains icky BPA, and looks less than awesome, buy a Thirsty Cat Fountain, and watch how much better you'll feel about yourself.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Having one of these fountains has made a huge difference in the health of our purebred cats. They drink more water and look healthier -- with shinier fur and they even eat better. I can't say enough good things about this. It was worth every penny... in fact, I ordered a second.

Anonymous said...

I just ordered one of these today because of this article. :) Thanks, I really look forward to getting this in my home.

MJNYC said...

I couldn't agree more. I own two. Keith and Jackie are wonderful!

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