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!!
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.
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.