There’s a reason why the kitty’s bowls don’t match. After weeks of 2 AM panic attacks to the sound of crashing porcelain, we eventually had to forego the sweet duo of our cute, flowered bowls. And while we love her dearly, we can blame Maddie for this. Due to her penchant for scooping water with her paws (which would be adorable if it didn’t result in soggy wood floors), each swoop inched her bowl closer to the edge of our windowsill, and ultimately resulted in it’s untimely death. Enter the ugly green melamine salsa bowl.
As you can imagine, we weren’t very excited about the new look. And as you know, it’s those little things, right? Which is why after scouring the world wide web, I finally settled on this simple melamine-crash-proof 3-part server from our friends at Crate & Barrel.
Although I would have prefered the sleeker porcelain version, I figured the melamine-cousin of our ugly green salsa bowl would better survive any future crashes. I learned my lesson, after all. And while I love Miss Maddie dearly, I just can’t trust her. So to really show her some tough love, I used a swatch of (male) velcro on the bottomside of the middle partition (and the female counterpart directly on the windowsill) , which has proven to be plenty strong to hold up to a paw whack or two.
The verdict? I’d give it two thumbs up. Four, if we’re counting Scott (which I totally meant to). I’ve actually seen my girl in all her water-paw-lickin’ glory, and the new serving dish doesn’t budge. Plus, how sweet is this?
Finally, we’re all happy. Libby no longer has to share with her sister, and the hubs and I no longer wake up to cold puddles on our bare feet. Phew.
Any other zoo-like households dealing with wacky personalities? Shoot, this is just one of our many. But oh, how we love them still. There’s just no escaping my daily kisses, bowl crashing or not.