There is an old saying that you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. Or another saying “Stubborn as a mule.” I am beginning to think that my friend Diesel is more equine like than canine! I am trying to reconcile myself to why he will eat his kibbles out of a bowl that looks and is made out of the exact same material as his water dish, and yet he refuses to drink out of it. His people tell me he once got his collar caught in his former set of dishes, since then he is terrified to drink water from any sort of container. Let me tell you, this poses a problem for my wee friend, unless there is a faucet with running water, hose or a babbling brook, that dog will not take a drink! This is a constant worry to me. He will lick the dew off the morning grass, he might lap at a puddle, but he refuses water and we have been having a summer that is down right hot! I am trying to figure out how to change his mind about where he gets a drink from. His people and I have tried ceramic, plastic and metal receptacles all to no avail…he can be white lipped and he will hold out until he has a tap to drink out of! I am no quitter though, and I can be just as inflexible and iron-willed as he is. He doesn’t have to acquiesce and use a bowl, but gosh darn it, I will figure out a way to get that headstrong little pup to drink up with enthusiasm!