Ok, I'm treading water here trying to figure out a slippery something that seems so simple, but is causing me repeated headaches. So I'm reaching out to see if anyone can give me some advice.
This is for those of you that have juggled babies and pets at the same time... or just for those who might have a creative idea or two to solve my conundrum.
The questions is... what do you do about the water bowl?
I always used to leave Fanny's water bowl on the floor so that she could drink whenever she was thirsty. But now that's not a good idea because if I leave it on the floor, another entity will find it within a few minutes and cover himself and the floor with dog water. He's fascinated by this trick. If he's in the living room playing, he'll periodically stop what he's doing to go to the kitchen to see if I've accidentally left the water bowl down. Or if he happens to hear Fanny lapping away, he breaks out into a crawl sprint, making a bee line for the kitchen. If my count is correct, then he has tipped the bowl 8 or 9 times already.
On the other hand, Fanny needs to drink and I don't think it's fair to her to only get water when I remember to put the bowl down (and then immediately take it back up). There have already been several times when she's gone upstairs and jumped into the bathtub to see if she could get a stray drop or two from the faucet. And that speaks volumes to how thirsty she is because she doesn't like baths.
And the thing is, I don't really understand why Radar needs to get to Fanny's water when he's already figured out how to get his own...
If you look closely at the next picture, you'll actually see the droplets of water coming out.