Tonka is a weirdo.
We use two water bowls. One is one of those big plastic bowls you see in Chinese restaurants, and the other is a slightly smaller stainless steel mixing bowl. One or the other is net to Tonka’s water dish. They are replenished from the kitchen faucet. But Tonka likes to drink outside. See, the other bowl stays on the deck. If it’s not there, Tonka will lick rain water off of the deck, or find some other source. It doesn’t matter which bowl is out there; he’ll drink out of it. Inside, he only drinks out of the bowl if we’re not letting him outside. Same water, which we keep fresh, same dishes, and yet he’ll go without drinking until we let him outside.
Did I mention he’s a weirdo?