Who Knew – Is Your Garden Hose Lead Free?

Pruning petunias

Ah summer. Here I am pruning the petunias. You’re supposed to just pinch back the old blossoms, but petunias are sticky, so I use a pair of scissors.

It’s a hot job. A guy needs a drink of water. How nice that my peepster brought out my water bowl.

So, I’m wondering where We might get water to refill my bowl once I’ve drained it dry. (Remember, it’s HOT where We live.) Inside from the kitchen tap (one with a filter attached, of course) or from a garden hose?

Wait just a minute before heading over to the side of the house, peeps, to refill my bowl. Put that hose down. In the “who knew?” category, I felt it imperative that I share a little known fact with you today.

I have a new friend. His name is Bosun Dawg. He’s got a PAWSOME blog. Hop on over and check out his post about lead-free garden hoses. It’ll change the way you think about watering your yard, let alone giving a drink to your 4-legged friends.

Thanks, Bosun Dawg. You’re a regular plethora of good information. And We love your photographs, too.

What You Learned Today:

  • Lots of folks use garden hoses to cool off their pooches, fill up their pools, give ’em a drink…stuff like that. Oh, and they use them to water the garden, too.
  • But wait! There’s lead in ‘them there hoses!!!
  • Be sure to use a lead-free hose my furriends!!!
  • Thanks to Bosun Dawg, we now know. He even tells you where to find a good hose. (That’s a retriever for you.)
  • Who knew?
  • TIME TO VOTE! Yes, it’s your friendly daily reminder to cast your vote pour moi in the Thundershirt contest. Go here to vote every day until Friday! And, thanks so much you guys, for taking the time and trouble to do this. Aroooo ROOOOOO!

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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8 Responses to Who Knew – Is Your Garden Hose Lead Free?

  1. christina says:

    Wow! I had never thought of that….thanks for making us smarter and better caretakers of our furry friends!

  2. Wow, I had no idea! I’ll talk to Momma about checking our hose asap.

  3. Kyla says:

    I checked all our hoses and they’re safe. They say “Made in China” so you know they’re top quality.


    Mom only gives us water out of the Britta pitcher. She says that we are very special and even though our water is city water, she gives us the best.

  5. Thanks for passing that on Stuart. Good to see you keeping on top of the petunias.

  6. Daisy says:

    We’re showing HER that because SHE sometimes wets us down with the hose and we hate it. Our water comes out of the rain water tank.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. You’re so smart … thanks for sharing!!

  8. Dougall says:

    They always use the kitchen tap to get me waters…

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