Sometimes posts just happen, and are not planned.
That is the case with the Ice Ball Experiment that happened because of my daughter. A few weeks ago I saw online that someone had made an ice ball, and given it to their pets. I shared it with her because we have cats that always seem to be thirsty.
On Saturday night she went to Homecoming, and when she came home she had some balloons with her. The next day, I did not notice that the balloons were missing. That is, until my son asked me why was there a giant ball of ice in the freezer. I had no idea. After I went to bed, she had used some of the balloons to make the ice ball. A couple of them were knotted too tightly and popped. One though, she was able to untie, and fill with water. While it was being frozen the ice ball expanded popping the balloon. I can see why my son was confused, there was literally a ball of ice on top of the frozen veggies. If you want to make an ice ball of your own, you can find balloons at the dollar store.
We sat the ice ball out to see what would happen. Within a few minutes, we had our first curious kitty.
Success! She loved it.
This one was not quite as sure what to make of it. She looked rather confused.
We will call this an almost success. While she never did lick the actual ice ball, she did drink the water on the side of it.
You will need a large bowl or container to put the ice ball in when you set it out for your pets. It did not melt for several hours. but when it did, there was good amount of water left in the bowl. Now that we know how easy it is to make, and that the cats will use it, we will make an ice ball again. It would be good for when you know you are going to go away for a couple of days, or if your pets always seem to need their water bowls filled up.