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‘Win It’ Wednesday: Drinkwell Pet Fountain

Written by PETA | May 6, 2009

Thanks for all your wonderful comments on this Win It Wednesday. The winner of the Drinkwell Pet Fountain is Taylor Loscialpo, along with Poopy the cat. Congratulations!

As summer approaches, humans aren’t the only ones drinking more water. Our feline friends are sweating too, even if it is only through their paws, and we have a fun way to keep them hydrated and happy: the Drinkwell Pet Fountain.

 

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In nature, wild cats drink from running streams, so why should their domesticated brothers and sisters have to drink from a stagnating puddle? This water fountain for cats keeps the water moving, which encourages persnickety kitties to drink more and helps them stay healthy.

How do you win? Tell us how your kitty companion changed your life for the better. The most heartfelt comment takes home the prize.

The contest ends on May 20, 2009, and we’ll choose the most touching story as the winner on May 22, 2009. Be sure to read our privacy policy and terms and conditions, as you’re agreeing to both by commenting. Check back every Wednesday for new prizes. Good luck!

Written by Lianne Turner

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  • CHERYL ANN FRANCISCO says:

    My kids are grown and don’t need me anymore. I had been feeling very lonely and depressed so I went to a “free kitten” home to get a free female kitten. Well a little siamese climbed right up my leg and I said “I’ll tak her!!”. The owners then informed that the siamese cost $50. I couldnt’ really afford it but since she chose me I doled out the dough. Then as I was taking “Muffy” home I noticed her beautiful blue eyes and immediately changed her name to “Frankie Blue Eyes”. Good think cuz after I got her home and she was walking around I notice she was actually a he lol!! Well that little baby now weighs 18 lbs and is the love of my life. I had been so depressed I can’t say I’d be here for sure had he not chosen me. He is my soul mate. I can say his name from anywhere in my house and he immediately answers me with a yowl. I always tell my kids he’s saying “Meouwmmm”. That big fella has saved my life and my sanity.

  • Heather C says:

    Both my indoor cats are so funny. If I need a laugh they sure do provide. One cat in particular loves to cuddle with me on her terms of course which is great!

  • Pam McCormack says:

    Zero is the name of my amazing cat. I got her when she was a little kitten and she has always been by my side. I lived with my neglectful boyfriend for 2 years and sat alone at my house not allowed to leave or have anyone come visit me then I got Zero and she made everything seem better. She is a crazy cat.. loves to play loves to be outside and right next to me. And now she makes sure my new boyfriends are good… i know when she likes them when she sits on their lap. If not.. you won’t see her til they are gone. My crazy cat deserves something as fun and crazy as this

  • Lorie J. Shewbridge says:

    After I had spinal surgery I was in the hospital for 5 days and my cat Oscar missed me so much that when I came home and my husband settled me in the recliner with pain meds a drink and a pillow Oscar came a sat in my lap and would not leave my side until it was bed time. Then he made sure he slept up on the pillow by my head and followed me by the walker to the bathroom and back to bed. He did this for several nights only leaving me to relieve himself and eatdrink. Now that I am up and around he is a little better. He still sits on my lap while I am at the computer which makes for som mighty hard typing sometimes. Whenever I have to leave for the doctor he is very depressed and I get sad eyes we take him in his carry bag where ever we can he is very well behaved. I am disabled so am home most of the time and is my pride joy and I love him to death.

  • Latisha DePoortere says:

    This is something My toby would love he is so crazy about water he has to drink from every water bowl and sink in the house he makes the rounds and does this everytime he drinks water. I never saw a cat that was so crazy for water you can’t use the sink without him drinking first and always there when I turn on the water! Got to love my crazy toby never saw any cat drink that much water at one time and has to wash his paws while he drinks too! I saw this before and thought that this would be perfect for toby to drink from because he loves it when the water is running! great givaway thank you! and my toby thanks you tishajeancharter.net

  • Dorothy Campbell says:

    I have two dogs and a cat they would love this fountain!!!

  • Kasey says:

    I would love to win this

  • Betty C says:

    My granddaughter and I went to the local shelter to pick out a cat to fill the void left when my 15 year old developed kidney failure. I had a specific cat in mind short hair black or black and white already declawed. We went into a large room with several cats and I sat down on the floor to play with them. One cat came over and promptly climbed in my lap and basically refused to leave. Every time I moved her she just came back. She wasn’t what I wanted long haired tortoiseshell with all her claws. But she is my baby. She refuses to go outside her favorite spot is in my lap or sleeping beside me and she greets every visitor as her new best friend.

  • Michele H says:

    Meowgi is our fluffy ragdoll cat. He is so much a part of our family that my husband and I call him our son we currently have no children. When we come home from work he runs to see us and we give him a big hug and kiss. I hate to leave him every day and can’t wait to get home to see him. Meowgi would totally love this Pet Fountain. Every morning he wakes us up and goes into our bathroom and jumps up on the bathroom sink and meows until we fill up the sink with fresh running water for him to drink from. Although I love his cute morning routine it would be lovely to offer him this perk all day long. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Dorothy Phillips says:

    Great contest could really use this in my house with a cat and 4 chihuahuas running around

  • Megan Webb says:

    My husband is a veteran and when he returned from the war he was suffering severe Post Tramatic Stress Disorder he was locked in his own world. One daylast year as he was leaving the Veteran’s Hospital a kitten was sitting on his car looking at him. He immediatly picked him up and started to hug and pet him. Smokey the cat we found that day helped my husband to open up and be able to show love again. He goes to every couselling session with my husband and has been a blessing to my family. It is amazing how one cat has transformed one soldier.

  • Naddez says:

    My doggie that we rescued from the dog pound continuously show my family love and support during this difficult time!

  • kathy pease says:

    we have two cats big kitty and baby kitty..they are so fun to have around.they meow for me at the window and when i stick my head out they bolt for the door to come in.i love my kitties but i did get upset with big kitty the other day when they brought a baby bunny in the house the other day and it wasnt in good shape so we called the humane society but they said it would probably die ..which it did that really broke my heart but i guess its just in their nature.

  • Mel says:

    My fluffy tortishell cat Amber is my little guardian. She was given to me as a gift from my Dad on my eighth Birthday many years ago. He purchased her from a shelter as a kitten and she has grown to be the most amazing being I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Now Amber is thirteen and she has witnessed my growing up at all stages. She and I have grown together. When I was 18 I hit my head and had a concussion that lasted one year. My darling kitty would lay by my head and place her pawn on or near it while I slept and rested. She would warn those who dared to wake me with a quick sharp and low “Mow”. She meant business! On days I felt sorry for myself she would curl up on me with her face in mine and look at me with her half opened loving eyes reminding me that I had so much to be thankful for and to look forward to. Ambi and I have a special connection and she truly helped me get through the tough time of recovering from a concussion. She was always there to remind me that my life would be normal once again. Ambi always had and continues to have lots of sand papery kisses for me. She is the little light of my life and I truly feel that the rate at which I recovered was greatly influenced by her fuzzy paw upon my head and endless amounts of love. She is a companion and friend like no other.

  • Mary B says:

    My big guy gives me something to look forward to everytime I come home from long trips. He came to me as a stray when I was in high school 8 years ago after my other cat my very first cat was stolen he was such a timid skinny fleabitten little thing! Now he is quite the big boy at 19lbs and has such an outgoing personality! Nobody wanted him my parents said he wasn’t to come in the house our neighbors said “No way!” and I had to secretly keep him in a laundry basket outside until my parents came around. Unfortunately last year I had to have a friend care for him while I was away for almost a year and she did nothing of the sort his long hair was never brushed and became matted his nails were long and painful he ballooned to 24lbs lived in filth and when I came back there were 8 large open bloody wounds on his back from where she had cut him with scissors! Worst of all he was terrified of me. He is quite relaxed now! We both moved out of the city and back in with my parents where he is free to roam with the kitties and doggies he grew up with. He is healthy and happy and we both spend every evening on the front porch and every night cuddled in bed. He is such a trooper

  • theodore esteghamat says:

    My cats will love this.

  • Carolyn Dileo says:

    It is truly a home with cats. Our cats are great with the kids and it is delightful to tuck in a child at night and a cat is purring on the foot of the bed. I love that!!

  • Jammie says:

    We live in the country so people like to drop off there cats. Some stay and some wander down the road. Well they become wild but for some reason my daughter can always get them to come to her. We had one droped off out here about a year ago and our daughter started to call him tuna. Now that cat as become apart of the family. If we go some where he will hear us coming home and jet to the porch and try to beat us in the house. My daughter is a big time cat lover.

  • Phillip Fry says:

    This would be awesome for my cat!

  • cheryl miller says:

    My sweet Captain would love this.

  • PegiL says:

    This would be great for my rescued dog

  • Laura G says:

    our seven shepherds would love this

  • Tesa S. says:

    We found our Cougar outside cornered by the puppies shivering and covered with mud. We suspect someone dropped him off as we live in the country. He has been a pure joy to the family. He now rules the house including the outside dogs who will not come close to him. He is also like having another kid. He has developed allergies and has to be taken to the vet every few months for allergy shots! We just love him and enjoy his “feisty” personality!

  • Katharina says:

    How our little furdaughter has changed my life for the better… that’s an easy one. My life is changed because before she joined the family nearly 6 years ago life was a lot more subdued and there wasn’t as much joy within these walls. She has changed my life because the days now start with a smile when she comes through the hallway begging for her breakfast. I worry over every little thing that seems to be wrong with her like the same mother hen I’ve always been with my human daughter. When our babies aren’t feeling right there’s just something missing that we can’t shake until they’re better. She loves traveling with us even long road trips so that has also enhanced life. I’d hate leaving her somewhere while we’re gone. Life will always be richer for this family than it was before a furry little angel graced us with her presence.

  • Pauline M says:

    We got our little Sophie after being passed around to five different families. She was bitten by a large dog in one family and has permanent scars on her sides but she is perfect for our family!

  • marquisman says:

    Our furrbaby cat was born at our doorstep in 2003 and later abandoned by her mother. She has become more than a pet and is considered one of the family as anyone that has an animal companion will know.

  • Kimberly M says:

    When our kitty “adopted” us we had never had any pets at all. Then this tiny bundle of fur crawled out from under the house and mewed at us and we have had a best buddy ever since.

  • Andrew says:

    I love my cat. I got my cat kirby when I still had my other cat named Mango. They were so great together. They played with each other groomed each other and even on cold nights slept in the same cuddle cup. Unfortunately one day last month mango died at three years old of unknown causes. It was so sad and I can see how much kirby misses him. He wakes up crying in the morning for me to come play with him and pet him. I would be lost with my cat

  • leah cole says:

    My cat has made me love more. I just adore her! thanks for the offer

  • Erma says:

    I would love the chance to win thanks.

  • Ashley H. says:

    I would love to win this for my three kitties especially my 16 year old Twilight. She refuses to drink from a water bowl and so she has to be given water from the sink. I know that she’d love this! Thanks so much for the awesome contest! My kitties are crossing their paws!! MoonDream00hotmail.com

  • Sonya Allstun says:

    My 2 cats are my best friends they know when I dont feel good or when I am sad and come to me and love on my and try to make me feel better.

  • andrea estes says:

    I have 2 catsThe Goose and Emmerson. I also have one dogThe Governor. They would love this! The Goose only drinks out of the sink. I think he would dig this!

  • Sherry Eckman says:

    My husband used to work on a farm in the evenings. He kept telling me about one of the barn cats who looked just like our cat “Jynx.” One night he came home with a little surprise..a scrawny scared black and white cat with a bunch of green matter in his eyes. He looked horrible! We had to basically “tame” him since it was obvious he had never been handled before. We called him “Buster.” I took him to the vets and he ate regular kitten food and not just fighting for cow’s milk. Three years later I now have a neutered well matured loving little kitty..whom I cherish everyday. One funny thing is when the alarm is going off in the morning and I am too tired to get out if bed Buster will paw at my face ever so lightly until I get up and movin’..I think that is pretty cool. Also he follows me to bed and will lay beside me all night but he HAS to have a paw on me at all times it makes ME feel loved!

  • Gloria Neal says:

    I love cats and have saved many from not ever having a home. I would love to have this for my cats.

  • Christine R. says:

    My babies would love this.

  • Sharon A says:

    My Ms Punkin has been with me since she was 6 weeks old. Now that she is a little old lady at 17 she has slowed a bit but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I will miss her deeply when she is gone.

  • Tammy Terrell says:

    Stormy was an unexpected find. After the end of an 18 year marriage I was alone in an apartment without much and a mailman had found a small kitten in a storm drain after a bad storm. He rescued her and placed her in a mail tub and did not know what to do next as the baby was crying and hungry. I was called and asked if I would like a kitten. What could I say afterliving with a man who hated anilmals and kids for 18 years I took her. She was a tiny kitten the vet estimated at about 2 weeks old that would need bottle fed and hand raised. So I purchased everything needed and had a baby to take care of. With the need to feed her during the day she went to work and everywhere else with me in my purse! To this day 2 years later when I sit my purse on the floor she hops right in and is ready to go for a ride in the car. She has brought me such joy company and comfort.

  • April Jacques says:

    Our kitty Coconut came to us for a reason. His owners abandon him in a large field. My daughter and I were walking by and saw a little white fur ball sitting in the field all alone. I picked him up and took him home. Later that day we went to the vet only to find out he was only 6 weeks old. The week before our beloved dog of 12 years had passed away. My daughter had to bottle feed Coconut for 2 weeks and nurtured him back to health. We think he was meant to be with us after losing our precious dog. Coconut now adores my daughter and is her ‘angel’.

  • Shirley Hicks says:

    our cat is a campanion to my 14yr old autistic son..she has nothing to do with anyone buy my son..and she is his friend…….he talks to her..and she follows his every step

  • Louise Brouillette says:

    I’d give this to my SIL for her dogs

  • kygirl says:

    Gracie may keeps us company and is a great companion

  • Sheryl Bell says:

    This would be great for my Lab puppy!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Sheryl

  • JONI CHADWELL says:

    My kitty Slater is so sweet. We have a foster home for disabled adults and he has “adopted” our blind lady that lives w us. He always stays with her in her room and keeps her company

  • jan koontz says:

    this would be a god send

  • Kathy says:

    I could not begin to tell you how our Precious brought joy to our lives. We had her for 21 12 years. She died this December and I wanted to say thanks for the many memories. We have adopted a new friend. Her name is Ruthie. She showed up on our door and is now ours. I’m sure we will make new memories and love her for many many years. I believe she would love this kitty fountain since she has this weird habit of pushing her water bowl around. We find it several feet from it starting place each day. They all has different quirks don’t they!

  • Roxanne says:

    My daughter’s kitties would love this. Plenty of nice fresh water while she’s in class.

  • Boni says:

    my cat would love this. i found her at the park like 3 months ago when i was walking my yorkie stacy. i named her billy. idk she looked like a billy to me so i named her billy. she is the sweetest thing in the world and loves stacy they sleep together which i find wierd since ive never seen in person a cat and a dog get along being that billy is my first cat. i use to be a total dog person till i met my billy bear. i call her that because shes really fluffly like a lil bear. lol. anyways. it would be really cool if i won this and im sure both stacy and billy would love to win it also. thanks and good luck to everyone!!!. boni

  • Monique Rizzo says:

    My kitties are forever trying to drink running water from the sink. They would LOVE this!! Thanks for the chance.

  • Melanie says:

    Tinkerbell aka Tinker is my sunshine she is a maine coon mix. Her and her brother sister Peter Wendy came to me as fosters. Tinker was so loving. I had my tonsils removed and she sat with me almost continously. She was only about 6 weeks old. A tiny fur ball. Her fur is as soft as silk. Then at 6 months the worst thing ever happened. Tinker was on top of a dog kennel where a foster pup was being kept and as she went to jump off her leg got caught. It was shattered. Vet recommended amputation. So we did and now she knows no different. She is a normal cat she thinks and is the love of my life. I am pregnant now and she loves to lay on my belly and fill the baby move. She does this at least twice a day.

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