A Jolly Pet!



This post about Riley is mainly to tell you about a dog bowl I can’t live without!  A very special thanks to www.dogfencediy.com/ for making this post possible.

Don’t worry, this is just my honest review of the Jolly Pets Road Refresher Bowl, Jolly Pets didn’t ask me to do this post.  In fact, as far as I know, they don’t know I even own their product!!

 Riley and I chilling out…

Remember in August of 2011 when Hurricane Irene was headed our way and we had to evacuate to the western part of the state?  (We live on the east coast of Virginia).  We had NEVER evacuated before in the past, so this was a new thing for us.  We stuck around for Hurricane Isabel in 2003 and were without power for a few days.  It was hot.  Everything was closed.  All our food went bad, so we had to buy our food day by day and eat non-perishables and eat off of our charcoal grill.  It was miserable.  So we decided to bypass that period of being without power during Hurricane Irene.

We woke up the morning before the hurricane was supposed to hit and my parents decided we should evacuate.  So I scrambled to get everything packed while they went in to work to finish off a few last minute things.  I have never before in my life traveled with a dog, much less two dogs (one of whom likes to bark…a lot…and the other of whom likes to pee on the carpet.  I’ll let you guess which is which, but I will tell you that Riley doesn’t pee in the house…), so I didn’t know what the heck I was getting myself into.  I ran down to the pet store (and when I said “ran,” trust me, I didn’t literally run…I am too fat and lazy for that!) to pick up a few items we would need:  a small food container, poop bags, a first aid kit, and a “Jolly Pets Road Refresher” water bowl.

 
The famous bowl.

I had been eyeing the Jolly Pets bowl for a while.  Riley makes an absolute mess when she drinks water.  She puts her whole snout down in the bowl and blows bubbles out of her nose that splash the water everywhere.  I could just picture being in the car and at the hotel with her dripping all over the place when she drinks water.  I was skeptical as to whether or not the bowl would actually work—it claims that dogs won’t make a mess while they’re drinking and that it’s pretty hard to spill.

Well, let me just say that I hope the guy/gal that invented this bowl is filthy rich by now, because this thing WORKS!  Riley gets maybe 2 droplets of water on the floor when drinking out of this bowl and the rest stays in the bowl.  It has a lip around it and a plastic insert that floats on the top of the water to keep them from lapping up too much water at once.  Hard to describe…just look at the pictures.  It kept the hotel room floor nice and dry and Chloe (the pee-er) even kept the hotel room floor nice and dry!  We still use this bowl in our upstairs bathroom in our house and will definitely take it with us next time we travel with dogs.  Which hopefully will be never…I didn’t realize how stressful it is on both of us (the human and the dog) to travel and get away from their normal routine!!
 The components of the bowl.
 Crummy picture, but the bowl is filled with water and the plastic insert is floating on top.  That bit of water on the bath mat is from me being messy filling the bowl, not from the dogs drinking!
I like this bowl so much that I bought one for my sister’s two Boxers because they also make a mess with their water!  There’s velcro on the bottom so you can velcro it down to the ground and to the floor of your car if you want to.  Quite handy.
What about you?  What are some products you can’t live without when you are traveling?  I know some of you travel extensively with your pets (and my hat’s off to you!!!), so I would love to hear what are some things you never leave your house for a trip without.

32 thoughts on “A Jolly Pet!

  1. That is a GENIUS invention! I wish I would have known about it with my other cattle dog mix Shadow – she was one sloppy drinker! I always keep poop bags in my back pocket. Always have a carabiner on my belt loop for the hands free leash walking. Um…always have to have an extra bowl and water bottle. And treats to get Blueberry in the car. Oh! And pliers! For those pesky cactus that sometimes try to hitch a ride on Blueberry. :)Here's to hoping you never have to travel like that again – it does sound very stressful – not to mention worrying about the weather wrecking your house!

  2. That is a GENIUS invention! I wish I would have known about it with my other cattle dog mix Shadow – she was one sloppy drinker! I always keep poop bags in my back pocket. Always have a carabiner on my belt loop for the hands free leash walking. Um…always have to have an extra bowl and water bottle. And treats to get Blueberry in the car. Oh! And pliers! For those pesky cactus that sometimes try to hitch a ride on Blueberry. :)Here's to hoping you never have to travel like that again – it does sound very stressful – not to mention worrying about the weather wrecking your house!

  3. Monty is such a messy drinker – I've slipped and fallen several times in the kitchen because he will take a huge drink, walk away, and open his mouth at some random spot in the house. I will have to try this.Sam

  4. Monty is such a messy drinker – I've slipped and fallen several times in the kitchen because he will take a huge drink, walk away, and open his mouth at some random spot in the house. I will have to try this.Sam

  5. We have the same bowl!We actually bought it in hopes that it would help slow down Desmond's water gulping habit–since only a little bit of water comes out at a time. Alas, it did not. He just stayed at the water bowl longer to get the water out. Crazy dog. That being said, I definitely think it's a great travel bowl. I'm semi-amazed by its ability to keep water inside it while in motion. We don't use it in the house anymore, but it's great for the car.

  6. We have the same bowl!We actually bought it in hopes that it would help slow down Desmond's water gulping habit–since only a little bit of water comes out at a time. Alas, it did not. He just stayed at the water bowl longer to get the water out. Crazy dog. That being said, I definitely think it's a great travel bowl. I'm semi-amazed by its ability to keep water inside it while in motion. We don't use it in the house anymore, but it's great for the car.

  7. This sounds like it would be great for Vertigo, because he does the same thing too!…not too sure how I feel about you being sponsored by shock collar training companies though.~Jacinta

  8. This sounds like it would be great for Vertigo, because he does the same thing too!…not too sure how I feel about you being sponsored by shock collar training companies though.~Jacinta

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