So, it worked very well for the first month or so. The batteries in the base only last about a month, but thats live-able.
The problem: Shadow is an asshole
He is clearly not deterred by the moving lid (like Trouble was), and clearly started getting pissed about the fact that there’s kibble RIGHT THERE and I CAN’T GET IT. So every time Trouble would go get kibble he’d hop up behind her to try to horn in and get some while she was eating. This would cause the lid to close. Trouble HATES the moving lid. Trouble now refuses to eat out of it unless we’re there to guard her because Shadow keeps causing the lid to move while she’s eating.
Moving things around to force him to come up from a different direction helped some, but only some.
Haven’t quite figured out the best way to handle it from here…..