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To think it's disgusting to let your dog lick humans' plates

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Doearwigsmakechutney Sat 20-Jul-13 16:21:46

Scrape the food into the dog's bowl. PLEASE.

I don't care how good the dishwasher is, or how hot the water is, I think it's utterly minging to give a dog the plates to lick. Aibu?

burberryqueen Sat 20-Jul-13 16:23:09

yanbu my stepfather used to do this and it turned my stomach

BrummyMummy2012 Sat 20-Jul-13 16:23:13

Ewwwwww yanbu!

crashdoll Sat 20-Jul-13 16:23:54

Loads of dog threads at the moment. Is it topic of the week?

TidyDancer Sat 20-Jul-13 16:24:13

I don't actually see why it's disgusting as long as the plates are washed up.

They will all be washed together won't they?

landrover Sat 20-Jul-13 16:24:17

I always worry that it gets put in the dishwasher and someone mistakes it for a clean wash!!!!!Yeuch so i agree it is disgusting xx

Whothefuckfarted Sat 20-Jul-13 16:25:31

Weird I was thinking about this because I let my cats eat off my plate when I'm done...

I think YABU, they get washed, they're clean then. Doesn't bother me.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 20-Jul-13 16:25:39

From a scientific POV YABU because a dishwasher will sterilise the plate. However, from an ewwwww POV YANBU because just ewwww.

Minifingers Sat 20-Jul-13 16:26:13

My mum does this. Every. Single. Meal.

She doesn't use a dishwasher. She also has terrible eyesight and often misses dirty bits on the plates and cutlery.


MrsRajeshKoothrappali Sat 20-Jul-13 16:26:47


Had a friend round the other day with his pooch and I suggested he gave the dog some water because it was so hot.

I assumed he'd use one of the cat bowls (of which there are many) but nooooooooooo..!

Cereal will never be the same again.



musicmadness Sat 20-Jul-13 16:28:34

Unless you are putting the plate straight back into the cupboard after the dog has licked it I don't see the problem. YABU.

JackieBigTits Sat 20-Jul-13 16:29:11

I don't really like dogs or have one, but this wouldn't offend me. I have probably eaten off plates that this has happened with, and likely so have you without knowing. We have lived to tell the tale.

Yes if I was washing up I would run the water till it was hot enough to hurt and I would probably keep it till last so nothing else got dog germs on it... but it's not all that gross, IMHO.

YoniAsOldAsYoFeel Sat 20-Jul-13 16:29:25

My ILs let their (horrible, spoilt, nasty) dog lick the last bits of a mug of coffee or hot chocolate. It makes me gag...

Sparklingbrook Sat 20-Jul-13 16:30:54

YABU. People let dogs lick their faces and kiss them etc. Wash them up in hot water or dishwasher, all good.

I don't have a dog though. Don't like them much.

Xihha Sat 20-Jul-13 16:31:34

I think its horrible too, I don't wash the dog bowls with the plates either, I know washing them will get the germs off but its stil icky. Plus my dog is trained not to eat off plates so he doesn't pinch food off dd's plate when she leaves it somewhere he can reach.

WestieMamma Sat 20-Jul-13 16:32:13


What's it got to do with you if I let my dog lick my plates?

JackieBigTits Sat 20-Jul-13 16:32:36

Getting dog kisses DOES make me boak though...

Fine if it's your dog but FGS don't let it come near me with that tongue!

Montybojangles Sat 20-Jul-13 16:32:45

You know your dishwasher sterilises its contents while washing don't you?
From a practical point of view YABU, but it does make me feel a little <boak> at the thought, but I wouldn't lose sleep over it if it happened as long as the dish went through the washer.

I have a friend who puts her horse tack in the dishwasher along with her dishes...

wriggletto Sat 20-Jul-13 16:32:55

The dishwasher would sterilise any dog lick, so that doesn't bother me, but I don't want to teach my dogs that human crockery is fair game, as it's not fair on them if they then have a go on unguarded plates.

All food fed to the dogs goes in their (metal) (on the floor in on place) bowl.

landrover Sat 20-Jul-13 16:33:05

Has nobody ever taken a clean plate from the dishwasher, not realising the dishwasher hasnt gone on yet? (and the dog had licked it clean!!!!!)

HazleNutt Sat 20-Jul-13 16:33:08

Yoni, chocolate is dangerous to dogs, so the horrible dog might not be around much longer.

I agree that it's a bit eww, so we don't let the dogs lick the plates when we have guests. grin

FannyMcNally Sat 20-Jul-13 16:33:28

Is that wrong then musicmadness? wink

Seriously, what's the problem?

HeffalumpTheFlump Sat 20-Jul-13 16:33:29

Really wouldn't phase me, I grew up with dogs licking my face and sharing my food. I have a good strong immune system and rarely get ill so I think it wasn't a bad thing! At the end of the day unless the person is asking you to eat off the plate straight after, yabu!

Sparklingbrook Sat 20-Jul-13 16:33:38

Yes dog kisses/licking of face/slobber dripping off jowls makes me feel a bit sick......

BMW6 Sat 20-Jul-13 16:34:57


What's it got to do with you if I let my dog lick my plates?*

Ditto. My house, my dog, my plates, my business grin

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