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    I came home from Uni today and the dogs rushed inside (It's not hot here) and drank like there's no tomorrow.

    I just went outside and there is a full bucket of fresh water still there from before I left.

    Why would they hold off drinking until I got home?

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    Lol I'd love to know too pugger! I often come home to find water bowls untouched, within 15 minutes I'm topping up the bowls.

    Back in the days when I used to leave communal food down I'd get the same thing, they'd only eat when I got home. I stopped doing that when I had a couple of garbage guts come to stay, now they get individual bowls of food. It's quite a sight when I dash around the house flinging the bowls down in the evening!

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    Ruby is a bit odd with this too.

    She will ONLY drink from a green plastic bowl we have and will NOT do it from metal bowls....

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    mine will only drink out of metal and not plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    mine will only drink out of metal and not plastic.
    very odd

    I think it is because she can see her reflection in the metal and it freaked her out as a little puppy and since then...no way she is touching them...not even the best piece of chicken will make her eat from them

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    That's hilarious..does she bark at her reflection in the window and mirror etc?

    I'm not sure why mine prefer metal..maybe it tastes different? *shrugs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    That's hilarious..does she bark at her reflection in the window and mirror etc?

    I'm not sure why mine prefer metal..maybe it tastes different? *shrugs*
    no not really...just the metal bowls

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    Mine would eat and drink from whatever we served it in. Though 1 of our cats will only drink from a running tap.

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    I think dogs develop preferences. I cannot figure out the motivations for preferences. Frosty likes super clean water or really menky water with algae and mozzie larvae growing in it. But not water in between. She likes rain water or my tap water, but won't drink tap water from the Park lands or a number of other places - I've tried that stuff too, and I'm with her. I suspect if it looks, tastes or smells different to usual - she's not interested unless she thinks she's dying of thirst.

    She likes water running out of the tap or hose best, but she drew the line at ACC parklands tap water this morning. Had bottled rain water later instead.

    Also she prefers buckets of water that have been in the shade not the sun. I can understand that one too.

    And one really odd habit she's acquired - she likes the water out of the top of a 2 litre plastic water bottle I use. I started putting this bottle next to her bowl of water because my tap water would get too hot to use in the afternoon (pipes on a west facing wall). And instead of letting me use the bottle to fill the bowl, she drinks straight out of the top of the bottle. She also drinks the water out of the top of old milk containers I use for dripping water onto my garden plants.

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    Yep, dogs are funny like that. I've had dogs that refuse to drink out of their water bowls or buckets until all the water in the filthy pond had been drunk first.
    Needless to say, I no longer have fish ponds.

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