A Typical Morning Conversation In A Dog Breeder's House:
"Yes, but Nora still needs her morning pills. No, wait, I think I did give Nora her morning pills but she still needs the mid-day pill. What about Daphne?"
"I gave Daphne hers when I put in Ruby's eye drops. Are you sure about Nora? I saw you give Phoebe a pill when you put them out this morning but not Nora. Are you sure you gave Nora her meds?"
"OK, I'll count the pills left in the bottles. What's the date today?"
"So, if the bottle is dated June 16 and there were 30 in the bottle and she's supposed to get 3 pills a day, how many pills should be left?"
"Did she get any on the first day we got the meds?"
"I don't think so. Well, hang on, I think maybe one dose."
"Just give her the pills. It's been 7 hours, it won't kill her."
Whoever gets up first in the morning can lay out the day's pills, and there's never any confusion about whether or not someone got their meds. For things like eye or ear drops that come in a bottle of liquid rather than a pill, you just move the bottle forward into the next dose slot after you administer it.
We have a very wide counter in our kitchen so we don't worry about the pills getting knocked off or spilled, but if you have a regular counter (or a counter-surfer) you might want to put the pills in a closet or drawer.
I 'd wanted to get a pretty ceramic one like this