The humble water bowl. How boring! The modern this days doesn’t have time to lap like a commoner. Surely there must be an app for that, right?
Mechanical engineer Jonathan Kirschner thought so too, so he designed the WaterDog – basically a motion-sensor-activated dog drinking tap.
It fits onto your regular garden tap and pours water every time it detects a dog approaching.
You can guess the problems I have with this design, can’t you!
You know that old saying – ‘You can get the horse to the water but you can’t make it drink’. Well, it’s true for a dog too. Imagine all the water wasted every time a dog comes over just to investigate. And I can just picture some dogs turning it into a game – coming over again and again just to watch the water come out.
And the contraption needs its’ own power source and will set you back $69.
I don’t mean to demean the very talanted Mr Kirschner but is the humble water bowl so bad after all?