Kessel likes to play in water but it makes a huge mess when she does. So does the one year old human child. The big dog makes a mess just drinking. The water bowl is already inside a box to contain spills but with the puppy and child playing in it that's not enough now. Got some creative solutions? Besides the obvious keep child away from it. The puppy will be to big to lay in it very soon so that'll resolve that. There's six animals total drinking from the water bowl.