We loved our dog, Gus. Like most dogs, he was definitely a beloved family member. Gus was the third Vizsla (also called Hungarian Pointer) we had. Sadly, we have to refer to him in the past tense because he left us several years ago now after a long, healthy, and happy life.
Gus loved Willard’s Water. He — like all our pets since Willard’s Water came into our lives back in 1982 — drank it every day. Many people have told us over the years that their pets would refuse to drink ordinary water, after they had been introduced to Willard’s Water. I admit I thought that was somewhat extreme, but we heard it from enough people I certainly didn’t disbelieve it... it just seemed really amazing to me somehow. It was as if a very small part of me just couldn’t believe that, even though I didn’t think for an instant that any of the people who’d told us that weren’t telling us the truth.
But Gus made a believer of me. One night Gus and my wife, Kolleen, and I were in the family room watching television. Gus’s family room water dish was empty (he had one there and one in the kitchen). Gus let me know it was empty and that he wanted it filled by picking it up with his teeth, throwing it in the air, and letting it clatter to the wood floor, as he stared at me. His jug of Willard’s Water was in the kitchen. But the bathroom was even closer. I was tired. Kolleen was tired. I decided it wouldn't hurt him just once to drink regular plain water. So I filled his dish from the faucet in the bathroom sink, which was the same water that came out of our kitchen faucet—all of which came from our well, and had NO chlorine, or other chemicals added to it.
Gus was very excited when I came back with his filled water dish — leaping up and down and racing to satisfy his thirst as soon as I’d set the dish back down on the floor. He dropped his head down to begin guzzling, stopped abruptly (as if putting on his brakes!) and jerked himself away. He then approached his dish again, very cautiously, and finally sniffed it. He turned away and looked at Kolleen and me with an expression of “what did I ever do to deserve this?”... and walked away from his water dish...clearly in disgust — his manner was like something we’d never seen before.
“Okay, Mr. Connoisseur, I’ll get you your Willard’s Water!” I huffed, as I dragged my tired bones to the kitchen to get his water. I took his water dish with me, so he didn’t see how I filled it, and filled it from his jug of Willard’s Water. His jug contained the same tap water that came from the bathroom sink, but with two capsful (the cap size from the 8-oz Willard Water bottle) of Willard Water concentrate added to it. That makes it only 2/5 as “strong” a dilution as the ounce-to -a-gallon mixture that we make for ourselves, or that any Willard’s Water user makes up for themselves.
I came back to the family room with his dish and set it on the floor. He looked at me before approaching it like he was wondering if I was still trying to pull some sort of a fast one on him! He got to his dish, put his head down slowly... then lapped it up enthusiastically. At that moment, I really believed in my own soul, that dogs can tell the difference between Willard’s Water and regular water.
Nothing like seeing something with your own eyes to convince you! Not that I’ve ever had any doubts, as I said, about Willard’s Water’s benefits for pets. Our dogs and cats have drank nothing but Willard’s Water for over 40-some years now, and they’ve all lived very long and extremely healthy lives.
When our kids were young, we got 4 gerbils who lived in an empty aquarium and spent their days chewing up cardboard cores of toilet paper and paper towel rolls to make nesting material. They drank nothing but Willard Water and lived very healthy lives... some longer than the typical longest-life of 3 to 4 years for gerbils.
Our fresh water aquarium fish also always did very well too… we used Clear Willard’s Water in the aquarium as the Ultimate (with its additional minerals) can sometimes prompt algae growth, so if you’re adding it to an aquarium we’d suggest you use the Clear in it. And we’ve heard from others of benefits they noted in their birds, rabbits, wolves, cattle, horses, pigs, goats, and probably many other types of animals. We’ve never heard of any animal that shouldn’t have it. You can bet our pets will always have Willard’s Water — and we won’t switch it on them!
And we have heard from some people who say either they were convinced Willard's Water really is different than other water because of the way their animals reacted to it, or some other friend or family member of theirs finally decided to give it a try because of the way animals reacted to it and/or because of the change in some health issue they saw in the animal after it began drinking Willard's Water routinely. Maybe animals are smarter than we might think.