When we first got Bella I was very pleased to find that with all that hair she barely sheds. But there were other areas of her life where she wasn't capable of being quite so tidy. Enter her food and water situation. Water would get everywhere on the floor, little bits of food were left behind lodging themselves in tiny places or even stepped on, ground and crushed making them even harder to find and clean up. My main concern was that this would attract ants and then (YUK!) spiders.
I was at the Home Depot when I saw a wet shoe... container? mat? and I heard the choirs of angels singing. I brought it home and arranged accordingly - Bella's Food and Water Station.
Every month or so I hose it down in the sink, let it air dry, and everything is as good as new. Now if I could just teach her how to vacuum up the bits of toys that she routinely destroys I'd be in business :)