Monday, May 21, 2012

Splish Splash

We have wonderful neighbors. They share a private street with us and our back yard and their side yard are side by side. We get together several times a year for dinner and they went out with us on our 25th anniversary. At the beginning of the month they put their house up for sale. It was one of the things that contributed to my depression. Not only would I miss them, but I was worried about who might move in. What if they didn't like dogs? These days people who dislike dogs can make a lot of trouble for dog owners and though we try to keep our pack quiet, they are dogs and they do bark. Then there are our group howls.

Their house sold in two weeks and it wasn't till yesterday that I learned that a couple with a dog bought it. So maybe it won't be so bad.

Anyway, that was a long way of telling you about the fountain. The neighbors bought the fountain at a garage sale a couple years ago. It lived on their back deck and during a wind storm a few months ago, it fell over and parts were broken. Still I asked for it instead of them throwing it out. It was chipped and dirty, but we found some new parts and gave it a couple coats of paint and now it lives on our deck.

We finally filled it yesterday and got it running.
What would the dogs think? I've always wanted a fountain in the front hallway, but with water dogs we felt it might not work. They might think it was an indoor swimming pool.

Here they come.

 Look at the new drinking bowl.

Noah likes to have the water splash into his mouth.
Morgan stands under it and gets a shower.
Bailey and Norma Jean were the most enthusiastic drinkers.

As expected, Norma Jean got the wettest.
This should be fun this summer.


Nichole said...

My, what a lovely drinking bowl! :)

Mitch and Molly said...

That looks like fun! We want a fountain too!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Winston said...

That is very special automatic watering even has lucky pups!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, what a cool surprise for the pups! Now if that were here, Lightning would be running for the hills - he would be so scared of it. But not your pack - fun fun fun this summer.

Woos - Blue Eyes, Thunder Dunder, Prissy Sissy, and Flash a.k.a. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

gMarie said...

What a beautiful fountain. I love how you painted it. My dogs think all fountains are for them to drink out of. g

Two French Bulldogs said...

Sorry to hear about your friends moving. We will keep our paws crossed for good neighbors. Cool fountain, good they did not throw it away
Benny & Lily

Jo's World said...

Thats very lovely. I mentioned it on my blog today!


Mr. Pip said...

This is a super cool fountain! Of course, you would have to lower it for me. BOL!

Your pal, Pip

Mango said...

What a super addition to your estate! Dogs love it and it makes a nice sound.


SissySees said...

That does it. I'm going to find/make a low-slung fountain for the girls' pen. That looks like great fun!

I hope the new neighbors are as wonderful as the ones moving on.

Marjie said...

I see Bailey bringing her monkey to the fountain. At least Monkey didn't have to take a drink!

Ann Oon said...

You sure have a very funny pack there Sue.. looking at the pictures and watching them checked out the fountain made me laugh. Glad your new neighbours have a dog :D

Henry's human said...

Henry has a fountain too! He. Thinks it is great - but I think he likes yours even better. Beautiful!