“ Brand: Mason Cash / Type: Cat Bowl „
I have two kitties that live with me as indoor house cats; grumpy old man Bob and naughty little girl Esmerelda. Unfortunately for me they do not see eye to eye and they wind each other up terribly, with fights occurring pretty much daily. Feeding time is particularly difficult and after Esmerelda joined the household I had to buy separate food bowls to avoid creating further drama when tensions are already running high! I saw these Mason and Cash bowls in Pets at Home and bought one for each kitty along with a matching placemat. I believe that the bowls cost between £3.50-£4.00 each but they've since sold out from my local store.
I chose these particular bowls because I liked the design, it looked very stylish for a pet accessory and I thought they would look nice in my house. The bowls are circular in shape and have a black outer section with a polka dot pattern in white, and the inside of the bowl is also white. The pale inside section makes it easy to tell how much food is left inside with just a quick glance, and the polka dot outer section looks really cute, and also matches the placemat that I got to go with them so they look good as a little set.
The bowls are the perfect size to feed each cat individually, and they can contain just the right amount of food for one serving. I like to dish up their wet meat food first thing in the morning so they wolf it all down and it doesn't hang around all day going manky and attracting bugs. After they've finished that I'll top up with dry biscuit food and then give more biscuits again later at tea time. The size of this bowl does help to judge the correct portion sizes and allows for a suitable amount of food to be served at each meal time. The bowls are quite shallow so it's very hard to overfill them and end up overfeeding the kitties, which is very practical for everyday feeding. The shallow sides of the bowl also make it nice and easy for the kitties to reach into the bowl and munch up all of their food, with the circular edge meaning that there are no corners for bits of food to get stuck in.
These feeding bowls seem to be really good quality and are made of a strong ceramic material with a hardwearing glaze. They are easy to wash up and keep clean with a good wash in hot soapy water. They suit my needs perfectly as each cat now has their own separate feeding bowl that they can eat from in peace without fear of thievery from the other side! They also look great and have a much more stylish appearance than most standard cat food bowls. I can thoroughly recommend them as they're a good value for money purchase.
When we got Duke I really wanted to get him a bowl with crowns on or maybe with his name on. However, despite there being a lot of 'Princess' style bowls on the market there was none for boys. Therefore I decided I would buy a bowl that I thought was cute and then get a vinyl transfer with his name on and sort of make my own.
Ideally I wanted to get one from Amazon as I had a voucher (thank you dooyoo!) and eventually I decided on the Mason Cash ceramic bowl as can be seen in the picture above. I opted for black as I felt this was the best colour for my kitchen but it is also available in red and I've seen it in green and blue too. You can get two different sizes so I imagine one is aimed at cats and one is aimed at dogs. We have the shallower, smaller one which is shown above. I paid just over £5 for each bowl and I got him 2 however they can be found elsewhere for around the £3.50 mark. I have seen them in Pets at Home too so they are available on the high street aswell as online.
When the bowls arrived I was really pleased with the quality and size. They are about 5 inches wide at their widest point and about an inch and a half tall. The design of the bowl is very cute and I would definitely say it could be used for either a boy or girl or both if they share bowls. The finish was very high and the paint is applied nicely and there are no smudges or bits where the paint is too thin. I liked the cream inside of the bowl and thought this went nicely with the dots but also it gives it a cleaner appearance.
Duke was given these bowls as soon as he moved in with us back in June and he took to them straight away. He has used them every day and has had both wet and dry food in them. He has wet food 90% of the time which I find can make the bowls very grubby when the food dries on them but it is easy to clean them, I just leave them to soak in very hot water for a couple of minutes and then get a washing up sponge (specifically for the cat bowls, not one I would use for my own washing up!) and all the food wipes off with ease and the bowls are left sparkling clean. The bowls have got very very light surface scratches where I use a spoon to mash up his food for him but these are barely noticeable.
The bowls look pretty much brand new even after 7 months of daily use. I didnt get Daisy these bowls but only because she arrived rather quickly and I didnt have time to order online. However, I imagine she will get some soon as they are brilliant quality and I like everything to match.
Mason Cash make pet bowls in a number of different designs so there is bound to be something for everyone and I would definitely recommend them as they are nicely designed, well made and are of a brilliant quality.