So is the bottom lip on the fountain base intended to have water in it for dogs to drink out of?? If so... that's a nice extra touch!
That's the intent of the design - and if I recall the plans correctly, it uses a separate water circuit from the fountain itself.
I also hope that the drinking water is replenished reasonably frequently -- continually circulating fountain water would get rather foul to drink after a while.
Yes, from http://www.robinsoniron.com/cunning...c-relations-montgomery-al/products/fountains/ in Alabama. Same folk who did the 4 Seasons one.Supposedly all cast-iron.