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By Anonymous - / Thursday 4 August 2016 21:25 /
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By  BoxFullOfLazy  |  25

Once I put something in the sink, I don't re-use it without first washing it. Kitchen sinks are one of the dirtiest places in the home. And I don't think dogs should be licking plates clean or given people food because it instills bad habits, like begging. YDI.

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By  BoxFullOfLazy  |  25

Once I put something in the sink, I don't re-use it without first washing it. Kitchen sinks are one of the dirtiest places in the home. And I don't think dogs should be licking plates clean or given people food because it instills bad habits, like begging. YDI.

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"People food". That cracks me up a little. Dogs are not designed to eat little brown pellets. No creature is. They are designed to eat many of the things we eat and eggs are one of them, although they are better for them before being cooked. Just like there are things that are toxic to people, there are things that are toxic to dogs, but as long as you keep that in mind, many things we make for ourselves are perfectly safe for dogs to eat. As far as the begging goes, it's a matter of training. My dogs get some of my food every time I eat something unless it has onions or something in it that they cannot have. My dogs don't sit right in front of me and beg for food because they know that bad behavior like that means they won't get any. They ONLY get some when they are a respectful distance away. They can watch, but they cannot crowd people who are eating. They have their spots they like to sleep and they are typically found there while we eat and oftentimes don't even sit there with focused attention on us. They even nap while we eat. We let them lick plates clean but, because of the training we have put into them, we can even leave a plate full of food within easy reach and walk away and it will be untouched when we come back. If we drop food in the kitchen, we don't have dogs desperately diving for it. You can share safe food with your dog and still have a respectful animal. You just have to be willing to put the effort in. I'm totally with you on the "once something goes into the sink, I don't use it again until it's washed" part though. Kitchen sinks really are nasty and gross me out. I clean mine on a regular basis, but even if it's just been cleaned, I can't bring myself to use something that's been set in the sink until it's been thoroughly washed.

By  loserman67  |  35

It is said that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's mouth, but I just pray your dog did not just finish licking his/her butt before licking that plate...

By  Tripartita  |  44

This is why I prefer cats—it's not that their mouths are cleaner or anything, but if you try to "let" them lick your plate clean, they glare at you like you're scum for thinking they'd want your disgusting leftovers until you withdraw the plate or start crying.

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  sparkledoge  |  29

I have one cat that does this, he even sits next to me while i eat and stares at the other cat trying to steal from my plate while the dog cries in jealousy as i keep pushing the cats away. Every time i eat something. The joys of having pets !

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  DanielleinDC  |  29

I used to have a cat who liked licking my plate, although she didn't lick it clean. She once went crazy when I made a tempeh and mushroom dish. And she really loved it when I ate soy ice cream and let her lick the bowl. She just wanted a taste of what mom was having. I guess it didn't hurt her; she lived to 18.

By  jcash52426  |  5

Your a grown man/women why didn't you do the normal thing and just wash the plate with soap and hot water. And it's not a good idea to feed the dog table scraps, the dog will just begs

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  Colon_Man  |  17

I'm imagining two scenarios; OP is a slob and every dish they own is rotting in the sink, or OP is a single kid and only has one plate. Either way, OP should learn the luxury of paper plates.

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  kaymo2  |  21

In my lifetime I've had 5 dogs, 3 of which are still alive, and they've all had 'human food' for long periods of time. Not a single one has developed any condition or disease from this and the 2 dogs who passed even lived a few years after their expected life span.

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