I do have my food dish raised up. Rather than buy a pet dish stand, my family got a good tip to use a plastic flower pot which is a good fit for my dish. It means it's a comfortable height for me - and it won't overbalance even if I push it round the floor to get the last bit of food.
I've not forgotten that teddy you've got in the tombola you know, people. Singing in my ear isn't going to distract me either.