Or, as I call it, the slobber catcher. Not sure it belongs in a forum with the name 'ShowCase' on it, as it's really just a quick little slap it together type of thing.
I know we have quite a few dog lovers here, so I'm guessing at least one other person has this problem.
Our little lab girl, Starbuck, has, among other issues, a drinking problem.
She doesn't go to the bowl and just lap up the water. She completely submerges her snout, blows bubbles, and picks up mouthfuls of water, carries it over to you and dumps the water in your lap, if you are sitting down. Needless to say this makes quite a mess around the bowl.
We started off by putting the bowl on a rubberized rug. Well, all that did was trap the water between the rug and the floor and started causing floor problems. So then we used a big blue rubbermaid storage container. Just not very attractive.
So I put this together. Just a simple tray with cherry sides and a birch ply bottom. The finish is automotive fiberglass resin I wanted something that could hold the water and take some abuse.