Okay - so the dog is smart! She understands a ridiculous number of commands - she is not lacking in the brains department and yet......she will stand there and lick her empty water bowl. Lick, Lick, Lick - there is nothing in there - it makes me totally insane. We have 4 water stations in the house - when you have 7 critters you have to have lots of options - geez - she can't go across the hall to get more water? Nope - Lick, Lick, Lick - UUUGGGHHH!