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Feline Friday – #43 – at the watering hole



I’ve been looking for a water purifying system for a while now. I got tired of driving to the Water Store, filling up my three two-gallon bottles and lifting them in to the back of my car, driving home and then having to carry them up all my stairs. It was getting to be too much for my knees and shoulders.

My main concern is to rid the water of the fluoride in our city drinking water. The reverse osmosis system employed at the Water Store is the most efficient at ridding that drug from the water (along with all the beneficial minerals, of course.) At-home RO systems seem to be in the experimental stage at this point.

So I looked at drip systems. To make a long story short, I chose the ProPur Big system which contains all-in-one contaminants & fluoride filter elements so I don’t have to fiddle with extra filters for the fluoride.

It seems really dumb that our government contaminates our water with the fluoride drug without our consent only to have a multi-million dollar industry built around extracting that same drug. Could there be some symbiosity there?

Oh, Freddie is admonishing me. This post is supposed to be about him and not my conspiracy theories!


Cats in general are attracted to running water. But Freddie has a particular affinity to it. He could be in a deep sleep in the darkest corner of the house. Upon hearing a splash of water, he is up and running in the direction of the sound. 

So when I’m pouring water into the water filter tank, or pouring it out into the water dispenser (as above) he has to be in the middle of it.


The way the system works, in case you are interested, is I pour about two gallons of tap water into the top tank that sits on the bottom tank pictured in the back (the top tank is not shown and if I wasn’t feeling so lazy right now I could go downstairs and take a photo of the whole thing set up but you’ll have to use your imagination). The top tank contains the filters. The water oozes down to the bottom tank in a matter of hours. I then pour the filtered water into the stainless steel “fusti” which I keep on the kitchen counter.

As I don’t have a use for the wet bar in my living room (I was using it for storage), it has become the perfect space for my water system! The two heart-shaped tiles to the left are my ceramic painted portraits of the late, great Friday and my current older cat, sweet Pharoah.

Click here for a related post on the drinking water fountain I bought for the cats, which has turned out to be a winner.

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

9 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #43 – at the watering hole

  1. That is one curious cat, Roslyn!


  2. Who said curiosity killed the cat?On the contrary,cats’ insticts and their “inquiring mind” direct us in the right and safe side of life.If something was wrong or is wrong with the water from any source,they are the first to know,they can tell if it is drinkable or not.How delightful your post and interesting your remarks Roslyn.The two heart-shaped tiles are wonderful too;please can you refresh my memory a bit?I don’t remember if I have/had met Friday …


  3. Wonderful shots, Roslyn! 🙂


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