By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
All too often, my cat, Earl Gray, wakes me up at 2 a.m., 5 a.m., and right before the alarm goes off at 6:40 a.m. Earl wants water.
I change his water bowl at least two times a day, and right before I go to sleep at night. Earl just prefers to drink from the bathroom faucet. The water has to run pencil thin, and he takes about five minutes to drink. I’ve timed him because the thought of leaving the water running all night is too upsetting. It’s wasteful.
So, I get up. If I don’t he keeps on coming back and sitting on my head. One night he started knocking things off my dresser. Yes, Earl has trained me well.
Earl is healthy. He’s been to the vet–the wonderful Marc Levine, DVM, in South Orange, NJ. Marc suggested I get a fountain.
I’ve tried fountains; Earl prefers the faucet. I have seen him drink out of his water bowl on occasion–but that is in the day time. Joanne McGonagle of The Tiniest Tiger suggested I try Pioneer Pet’s Rain Drop Fountain.
I was skeptical, and tired. I wanted an uninterrupted night’s sleep. I contacted Pioneer Pet and they sent me their stainless steel Rain Drop Fountain.
It’s an easy device to assemble, and it contains a replaceable charcoal filter for clean water. I drink filtered water at home, and now I’m pleased that Earl is drinking healthier water too.
Circulating drinking water is naturally appealing to pets. The fountain is dishwasher safe, and easy to clean. It holds up to 60 ounces of water. Plus, it is quite attractive.
The motor is quiet, and replacement filters cost $7.19 at Amazon. You can also buy them at a number of pet stores. The stainless steel Rain Drop Fountain from Pioneer Pet retails for $69.99, and you can find it online at Pioneer Pet, Amazon, and a handful of other sites. It is also available at PetCo and other pet supply stores.
I’m quite happy with it because Earl is drinking clean water and I am sleeping better. And there’s more good news: Pioneer Pet gave me an extra Rain Drop Fountain to give away to one Pet News and Views’ subscriber. This is for the stainless steel model. They also make ceramic and plastic models.
Enter to Win A Stainless Steel Pioneer Pet Rain Drop Fountain
Leave a comment in the comments section of this post about your pet–dog or cat–and why you would like to win this fountain. The contest ends Friday, January 27, 2012, at 3 p.m. I will contact one winner over the weekend.
Thanks everyone: The contest is closed. I’m putting all the names in Randomizer.org and will pick one winner.
I wish I could give everyone a fountain! The winner is Paulina Subocz. Thank you all for playing!