Who will admit it?

@brendalee (6083)
United States
December 17, 2006 2:37am CST
I have a habit of letting my dogs lick the dinner plates after we eat. Of course they are washed well afterwards. But I was wondering how many others let their dogs do this. Most people I know with dogs do this too, but I also know some that think it is disgusting. Whats your opinion?
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
17 Dec 06
My parents used to do the same thing when I was still living with them and had our dog. We let it lick the plates and sometimes we would give our dog some of our food, depending on what it was. Dogs love our food much better than their food and I can not blame them for that. Some foods are not healthy for dogs so we only gave her certain things.
@bizgeek (517)
• Philippines
17 Dec 06
i love my dog but i ill hate him for licking my plate..pardon
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• United States
8 Apr 07
I think of our pets, as our children. It doesn't bother me at all, as long as it is cleaned afterwards.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I love my animals also and I treat them like my children and even when my cat was pregnant told my mom she was going to be a grandma which she thought I was pregnant..lol It broke her heart that I wasn't, but she says well any grandkid animal is better then none. But I will not let them eat off my dishes, my sister will though. A few of my nieces share their food and let the animals lick their stuff, even their Ice cream cones and continue to eat it. Well, happy posting margieanneart
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
17 Dec 06
Nonsense! there is nothing wrong in an animal licking a plate so long as it is washed. People kiss thier pets on a regular basis is that wrong as well especially when they kiss you all over your face with affection. If that was the case how come there are not lots of people going to the doctors complaining of my pet has kissed me on the face disease???
• United States
17 Dec 06
good point
@susanscs (268)
• Spain
17 Dec 06
Very unhygenic, sorry but I think that is a disgusting trait, surely they have their own bowls for you to scrape the leftovers into.
• New Zealand
31 Dec 06
I sooooo agree!
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@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
8 Apr 07
My cat likes to try and lick my plate while I am still eating! Sometimes I let her taste the remnants when I am done. Often I will tear little pieces of meat and give them to her so she will let me finish in peace. She is such a little beggar. I think as long as you wash it when you are done there is no harm done. And the pet feels like she is getting a special treat.
@00fear (3211)
• United States
8 Apr 07
i think i would be okay with it as long as its washed afterwards. i dont think it will happen though. usually people that ive seen with pets, dont treat pets how they are supposed to. like how usually people let their pets lick there face and jump on them (gently), people that ive seen with pets are like "get off, stop!"
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 07
I will never let my dog to lick the dinner plates after I have finished eating. First of all there is an individual plate for my dog and I used to place food on its plate to feed him. Secondly I feel a bit disgust (sorry to say this) to share my plates with my dog though I love him very much.
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@prospar (86)
• Brazil
22 Dec 06
omfg, dude o_o i dont do that. lol.
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• United States
22 Dec 06
Until my dog's food allergies worsened, we let him do this all the time. As long as you are washing your dishes, it's not bad at all. My husband's friend used to share his cereal with our dog - eating off the same spoon. That crossed a line to me. But giving the dog some scraps and letting him lick the plates never bothered me.
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@kulang39 (33)
• China
22 Dec 06
i don't
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 06
Er, I'm glad I'm not the only person to do this, although with us its the cats, when I've finished my cereal I put my bowl down on the floor because the cats love to drink the milk. When we've been eating chicken and I leave some I put the plate on the floor for them to lick then I wash it up. Why waste? I know I should put it in their dishes, it may be disgusting but I don't care I love my cats and yep I spoil them rotten!
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@mansha (6301)
• India
21 Dec 06
Okay call me freaky but please all those who confessed to allowing their pets to lick their plates do me a favor, if ever in my life we meet, please do not ask me to stay over for dinner or tea or snack or lunch anything. we shall meewt agin but at my house for lunch or whatever you want.In case you still want to eat with me let me bring my own plate and the food please. I will be really very very grateful.
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@innechen (1321)
• Indonesia
19 Dec 06
dog - dog
well...actually my family have the same habit as urs, specially my mom.and my husband always complain about it.but my mom doesnt care be cause we loves dogs very much,besides my mom always said "the dishes will be wash anyway,so its ok":)
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• United States
18 Dec 06
Come Here Plate! - licking up some nachos
I let Rascal lick our plates every now and then. Its not often though. I don't see a problem with it since you wash it after them doing so.
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• South Africa
18 Dec 06
We sometimes let our dogs lick out our plates, not very often though. Apparently a dog's tongue actually has less bacteria than a humans, since their saliva contains a natural antibiotic,
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@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
17 Dec 06
i have dogs but i will never allow thing to lick the plate that we eat with, i dont think that's a good idea.
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@medako (33)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I don't usually let the dog lick our plates when we're finished eating becuase she's not all that interested. II will, however, let her jump into the baby's highchair and clean up anything he might've left. It's much easier than pulling out the vacuum 3 times a day. :)
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Of course I do. We put our plates or pans down for that matter and let her pre-clean them for us. Of course they then go into the dishwasher but there is nothing wrong with it. The dog seems to like it and will even sometimes share the pans with the cats. The plates she doesn't but the pans she will.
@EagleEyes (646)
• United States
17 Dec 06
LOL LOL LOL OMG I do that too, so do my kids, Ha, but I always tell them, don't tell grandma we do this, she won't eat here anymore lol. Sometimes my german shepherd climbs up on a kitchen chair when we are eating too, and sometimes to be totally honest, I just slide my plate over right in front of him and let him eat my food, when I am full. I also clean the dish very well, and then it goes into the dishwasher too so it is cleaned good. What a great question!
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