There are dog bowls and there are dog bowls. My version is stoneware and made over a pumpkin and has that characteristic fluted edge. It is all greens and blues inside, like the cool water it holds on a warm summer day. I like to put doggie things all over it—little houses, a few tiny bones and a bowl, and of course a plethora of dog prints and a couple lounging fur babies. Anything for our best friends!
From time to time, I make cat bowls too, for our other best friends. Those have different stories. Cats tend to take up residence and sleep in the bowls. The cat-themed bowls are the same size as the dog bowls, but I have never had reports of cats sleeping in a dog bowl, or of dogs mistaking their bowl for a nest. It is probably just as well.