When Izzy is drinking, she splashes all the water out of the bowl. Its really an unbelievable sight! What I do is lay her water bowl down on a dish cloth. Simple, but helpful! Also, she throws her food around the kitchen. Cant think of what to do about the dry food in regard to this, but with the canned food I feed her in a bowl instead of on a plate. It helps to keep it off the floor. Thats all for me, except for waving like mad to get her attention, she is my purrrrrrfect kitty, and I dont make many exceptions for her other than these little feeding things and keeping her inside.