Fianlly, I can put the toilet seats down.
So all three fur kids drink out of the toilet - one dog two cats. The kitten, Lola, better know as Kitler or Kittle learned from the big cat, Baxter - both are humane society rescues.
The toilet seat lids (both) had to stay up all the time because Baxter stirs the water vigorously before he'll drink. He manages to thoroughly wet the seat if its down (I don't want to tell you how often I scolded the male members of the household before I caught Baxter in action).
Then Baxter had two paws infected with staph. My nurse MIL mentioned that maybe the toilet wasn't such a good idea with his "stirring" habit.
Went to PetSmart and purchased a bubbler - holds 2 gallons which you need because the dog can slurp down a lot of water. Baxter accepted this as a good source of moving water and I ran around the house ceremoniously closing all the toilet seat lids.
Now I just have to retrain the men!!!