We do not simply make water fountains for cats – we endeavor to create art. Each of us here at Thirstycat Fountains has a background in a variety of the arts. It would not be worth it for us to only create functional work – of course it is of the utmost importance to us that each cat fountain works well, but it is also important for us to experience the happiness that comes from creating beauty. So many of our fountains, both the bubble-up designs as well as some of the stream fountains are sculpture fountains – they have sculptures as part of the designs. Joyce, Lee and Jackie each have made beautiful center pieces with a variety of animals – foxes, otters, a swan, mouse and many others. These we list as sculpture fountains. They are almost always more expensive because they take so much time and effort to create. But they are beautiful, one-of-a-kind works of art and worth, we feel, every penny we ask for them.