A couple of months ago I had to take my cat Ernie on an emergency trip to the vet. It was one of those traumatic, things-will-never-be-the-same events, that you dread will happen one day.
Ernie had acne. Barf. Yeah, I know - I had NO idea that cats could get acne, either. I'm talking the full-on chin pustules normally reserved for someone in math class. I was afraid my cute Ernie would end up looking like that scrappy kid who smoked and pitched for the Bad News Bears.
So off we went to the vet. Sure enough she gave Ernie the cat version of ProActive (although Ernie's stuff actually worked) and a course of antibiotics. The vet also told me cats should never eat out of plastic food dishes because they harbour bacteria. Sheeshhhh ... what do you think I am??? An idiot? Of course I use um ... what should I use? Stainless or ceramic!! Yes, of course, that's exactly what I use allll the time.
Since then I've had a few different ceramic cat dishes to help keep Ernie's acne at bay. The lastest I came up with after browsing the Internet and then browsing Dollarama. They're a contemporary looking food dish for either cats or dogs that keeps the food raised up off the floor.
And if you happen to NOT have a cat, firstly ... um ... you're really weird, and secondly, you can use these as super-cool serving dishes for chips, nuts, and general food items.
What you need:
2 bowls that are the same
2 thin magnets that you can superglue onto the base of each dish
Crazy Glue (or equivalent)
Basically all you have to do is find 2 bowls you like the shape and colour of and stack one on top of the other. In order to make cleaning easier, I came up with the idea of gluing magnets onto the base of both. That way you can separate the dishes easily to wash them, but they're secure enough not to topple over when the cat or dog is eating out of them. I feel quite genius-like for coming up with this solution.
Use a bigger magnet than I did, mine is a little tipsy. Not so geniusy after all I guess.
Now line up the magnets and stack them together.
Fill the top bowl with food and allow nature to take its course.
OR - Fill the top bowl with food and allow nature to take its course.