Hello...I haven't posted on a forum like this before, but there has always got to be a first one, I guess! I received an awesome new bowl for my Standard Poodle to drink out of, today. It actually is a fountain, and the brand name is DRINKWELL. I hate putting things together, so my first surprise was that it was one of the easiest things I've ever done!! There is an easy little charcoal filter, a nice clear water bottle that attaches to the back, and a plug in. You clean the fountain every week, and the little motor every two weeks. I filled the bowl with water, as well as the water bottle, and it dribbles out over the spout above the bowl. The fountain makes a lovely noise, as any larger water fall would. There is no splash, or wetting of the area around the fountain. I usually keep Whitney's water bowl in our bedroom, but this will be in the kitchen. I am sure the gentle noise of the water flow would keep me running to the bathroom! LOL The aeriation of the water as it falls over into the bowl, is supposed to keep it fresher than water just standing in a bowl. To say the least, I am very excited about this, and the probable health benefits. I heard about it in a Veterinary Newletter. I'll post about how Whitney does with it.