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Offline Lola

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The Sloppy Water Bowl
« on: March 11, 2015, 09:12:16 PM »
I just thought cats had better manners.  Silly7

Unlike the elegant feline plunge-and-pull, dogs punch the water’s surface with their tongues, which creates a lot of splashing. Then they pull their tongues back in a greatly accelerated motion – about five times that of gravity – which creates columns of water that travel upwards into their mouths.

And one last tidbit you may want to contemplate as you wipe down the floor around your dog’s water bowl for the umpteenth time... Since the tip of your dog’s tongue functions like a gravy ladle or serving spoon, when it’s full to the brim, he has to open his mouth wider to pull in all the water. This also contributes to the splishy-splashy-sloppy factor.
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Re: The Sloppy Water Bowl
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 09:37:14 PM »
That's not even taking into consideration about bearded dogs like Vlad! I swear to you, he can carry a stream 15 feet away from the bowl, and there's still plenty to soak your lap when he comes and flops his head on you. We started keeping a drool-towel here by the desk this winter to keep him from giving our laps frostbite.
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Re: The Sloppy Water Bowl
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 05:30:54 AM »