Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Do It Yourself
Tsar has a sense of humor. He enjoys playing tricks on me and the other dogs, but it's not always appreciated. Here's a recent example.
We keep the water bowl in the kitchen. It's a big bowl and because some of my dogs are a bit sloppy when they drink, it sits inside an even bigger bowl to catch the drips. Tsar like to sleep on the cool tile floor in the kitchen.
Lately when the other dogs wake up during the night and go downstairs for a drink, Tsar makes funny squeaky noises. Instead of just walking past him and getting a drink, they come upstairs and wake me up to escort them to the water bowl and make Tsar stop squeaking. This is not good for a restful sleep and makes me a bit unfriendly in the morning.
Last night after five nights of escorting dogs back and forth to the kitchen water bowl, I decided to end the game. I took a small bowl upstairs, filled it with water and set it inside the shower stall.
This was such a popular idea that everyone had big drinks before bed causing me to have a second bedtime outing so I wouldn't have to get up during the night to escort everyone outside.
Last night we all slept thru the night, Tsar in the kitchen with his private water bowl and the others in the bedroom with the community water bowl waiting in the shower. Problem solved.