While I believed the bidet to be a standard fixture in older times, I have been proven wrong. The bidet is back. Our brand new house is equipped with the favorite Europeans butt-washer. Being the stereotypical American, I number 1. Have no idea how to actually use the thing and number 2. Make the bidet the butt of many jokes. In the Rapalje household, the bidet is now a permanent fixture for meine Hunde (Boston and Riva), not as a buttwasher, but as a water bowl. Here is a picture of Riva making perfect use (in my opinion!) of the bidet, just don’t tell Axel!