My two cats grew up with a dripping bathroom faucet whose sole purpose, they assumed, was to provide them with fresh running water. Neither Nekoka or Sassafrass will drink out of their water bowl.
Once I had the faucet fixed so it no longer was on auto-drip, they nominated me as “sink-filler”. If you have not heard the sound of a cat scratching in the porcelain of a bathroom sink in the middle of the night, you are blessed. That noise will wake me from a deep sleep and I, zombie-like, stumble into the bathroom and put water in the sink like the well-trained human I am.
Until now! I should have bought a drinking fountain for the brats long ago!
They love it, and they haven’t woken me up with that tin-foil scratching sound since I got it. It is very easy to clean and pretty quiet. I’ve moved it into the kitchen and it doesn’t need the towel, they don’t splash at all and it is very sturdy. They had no hesitation at all in first investigating it and then taking long drinks the minute I had it set up. Go go Drinkwell!