You've thought about getting your cat a fountain. You don't understand why she won't just drink out of a bowl like a "normal" feline, and you're tired of turning on the sink for her (it wastes water), or fishing her out of your bath when she falls in trying to drink Mr. Bubble, or shooing her out of the toilet. And by "you," I mean myself, of course.
Cats love fresh water -- especially the kind that comes in a glass that a human has just filled for herself -- so a fountain is just the thing. But so many of them are dowdy monstrosities that take up too much space; have a lot of teeny, hard-to-clean parts; and make a buzzy noise that both human and feline consumers dislike. Plus, if a fountain's made of plastic, it can cause the feline chin acne many cat-owners find themselves battling.
But there's hope for your furry free-range drinker and your interior design. Pioneer Pet makes a snazzy space-age drinking fountain in stainless steel or ceramic ($37.04 for the latter on Amazon; the metal's a bit more). It looks kind of like a Darth Vader helmet, if you're into Star Wars, but more importantly, 1) the pump is really quiet, and 2) the fountain has three parts, which 3) you can just huck into the dishwasher instead of dreading the cleaning and then throwing the whole thing out in despair.
But what about the dog? Treat him to a personalized six-pack of Bowser Beer. This "pooch hooch" is safe for your dog to drink, and you can customize the labels using the BB templates. Don't have a dog? Give yourself the solstice gift of laughter and browse the gallery of past labels. (Moe's Pugnacious Brew is too cute to recycle, for sure.)