Friday, 5 August 2016

You can lead a cat to water ......... Yeah, right!

The Staff went and bought me a fountain!
Of her taste, there is no accountin'!
She filled it with water!
And she shouldn't have oughta!
I ran over the wall and was rantin'!

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Here's the sorry saga so far in more detail with pictures and everything!

The Staff here: In the ongoing battle to get Austin to drink healthily, I purchased at great expense (£10 off in "Pets at Home":-) a water fountain that is practically silent! There was a bit of a palaver getting it constructed as the instructions appeared to be in every language but English (Brexit notwithstanding!). Luckily I speak fluent Double Dutch, so all was not lost!

At first Austin was eager to get going!

Some time later, however...







So there you have it! The lovely clean water fountain stays untouched and unsullied by kitty lips, while said kitty nips over the wall to drink from next door's broken gutter! On the upside, Austin is feeling loads better and is getting used to his adjusted diet! :-)


32 comments:

  1. **Hi-5'sss** Unccle Austin!!! Mee wood not touch that weerd fount-tain with a berry long stick!!!!
    Butt Lady Carolyn did meen well rite????? ;)
    Bee carefull drinkin frum strange places Unccle!!
    ***nose bumpsss*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxxx

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  2. Why am I not surprised?! I just know the two here (especially Annie) would do the same. Good for you for trying, and maybe with more time, he'll give it another chance.

    It's great to hear that he's feeling better!

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  3. Come on Austin, give it a go pal, fountain drinks are the best ever!

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  4. MOL!! Yanno, we three are careful to never let the mama see us drinking from the fountain! Maybe the same goeth here?

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  5. Austin, we think you should give it a try. Or maybe go swimming in it, at least. ;)

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  6. I bet he will decide he likes it after a while. Glad he is feeling better.

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  7. Aw, maybe he will grow to like it...Moses would just pat in it with his paws...LOL

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  8. HAH! Just like my fountain! I've drank from it about half a dozen times in 4 years. TW bitches every time she has to clean it.

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  9. Austin, you should give the fountain a try. We have two and really like them. We are so excited to see you here with a post. Maybe you'll decide to join us for Sunday Selfies. It will be week #104, the last week of our second year of the blog hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  10. Austin!! Those things are great REALLY they are * eye roll *

    Harvey Button
    Dash Kitten

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  11. So funny... dying! That is one snazzy fountain! I think when Staff is not looking, maybe during the night, the fountain will get checked out. I predict the curiosity of Mr. Austin will win out. Maybe Tigger will like it... :D Going to be interesting.

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  12. I'm glad Austin is adjusting to his new diet - but why the reluctance to use that fountain? I think it looks ten times nicer than ours!

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  13. lol maybe she needs to throw some dirt in it to give it that neighbor gutter taste

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  14. Hannah doesn't like these fountain things as they make her whiskers wet.

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  15. That probably does taste different. Love the pictures of you discarding the new water fountain, Austin. But so glad you are feeling better. He probably likes the water outside since it is probably rain water. My outside cats love to drink the rain water.

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  16. OH Austin I can feel for you. Mom worries about me because I drink so little from the water bowl. I lap up all the gravy in my food but I don't like water, she hopes that will never become an issue for me.

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  17. There is just no arguing with cats, lol.
    Thank you for your kind words for Dip :)
    Elliot x

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  18. Oh dear. Austin, you should give that fountain a try, pal. Fountain water is delish!

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  19. MOL Well Austin, dat's a purretty cool lookin' fountain. Don't worry, it won't get ya' or nuffin'. It took me a couple months to try our furst fountain, and only then did mommy learn me didn't like dat purrticular one. After several tries, mommy furinally found da one me purrfurs, and it's all good., Altho', Raena hasn't touched it yet. MOL

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  20. You should give it a try, buddy, water from a fountain tastes really good ! Purrs

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  21. Austin my man, I hear my Mom telling my Dad once in awhile that SHE wants to get ME a fountain. I think not. I don't trust 'em. Water moving around like that? I like my water STILL.....and QUIET.....but maybe you should give that thing a try - your Mum really wants you to use it so sneak up on it and try it out one night when she isn't lookin'......you might like it - if you do - let me know OK?

    Hugs, Sammy

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  22. We won a ceramic teardrop fountain several years ago on a blog giveaway. You should do what Eric did and scrape all the water out all over the kitchen floor. After a few days of mopping up a flooded kitchen floor, mum gave up and put it away.

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  23. M here: CATS!!! Mario had a Drinkwell fountain that he's had for about 5 years. But when we moved it from our house over to the apartment, he would NOT touch it! Zip, zotta, nothing! He needs to drink more water too. What is a cat parent to do?

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  24. Good jobb Austin in keeping the stuff running!!!

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  25. SERIOUSLY???? Oh Austin! Oh well, Mom just fills our bowl with fresh water 3 times a day since Mazie slobbered so much in our fountain that it burned the motor out in less than a year MOL!

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  26. Austin will come round to that fountain. Be careful he doesn't start invitin' his pals over for H2O parties

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  27. This is the one I ended up getting for the boys:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Pioneer-Pet-Stainless-Fountain-Raindrop/dp/B0037NKDSG/ref=sr_1_2?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1470830547&sr=1-2&keywords=pet+fountain

    They wouldn't go near it at first, and I put it away. Then a month or so later brought it out again to give another go. Lo and behold Nicki started drinking from it, so I've kept it, along with the standing water bowls. One of the recommended tips is to leave it filled with water but unplugged at first, to allow the cat to get used to it. That said, some cats just won't drink from any kind, but this was my third different fountain, so it's possible Austin would learn to accept either this one or another style.

    Purrs from the boys.

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  28. Teehee. Mmmm. Gutter water. What would you want with clean water??

    Hope you are learning to adjust to the new clean water. Glad to hear your feeling better!

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  29. Instructions, constructions... MOUSES! Peep #1 just puts stuff together as she sees fit and then hides the leftover pieces. Of course, the stuff she puts together doesn't always work but you thems the breaks, I guess. MOUSES!

    Purrs,
    Seville

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  30. Oh AUSTIN. I know you had the fountain but I don't know you told us about it. Please. Give it anther go, ol' chap. XXOO and smoochies from your American Admirer.

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