November 11, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CST
While Sara Chant turns her back to boil water for coffee, Alexander gracefully leaps up to the kitchen faucet to take advantage of the running water. "When 'Xander (short for Alexander) and I moved to Texas for a year, he decided he would only drink fresh water. And I mean fresh. He went on a water strike," she said. "On the few occasions I would leave him alone at home, I would have to leave the water running for him. He just wouldn't drink water that had been sitting in a bowl."

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