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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?

BlueSkySunnyDay Sat 20-Jul-13 20:53:52

myfirstkitchen - my friend used to blow her nose on the paper serviette in restaurants then put it on the plate wink I always thought that was a bit skanky

MummyPig24 Sat 20-Jul-13 20:55:41

Yanbu, it's vile. In laws do it with their dogs. Makes me boak. I wouldn't let my cat eat off my plate either, it's gross.

Roshbegosh Sat 20-Jul-13 20:55:54

Dog spit sterile is it?! Would that be after they've licked their shitty arse?

Mintberry Sat 20-Jul-13 21:05:29

I think it's pretty gross, my parents always do it... They once turned up at our place and wanted the dog feeding and we obv. didn't have any bowls so had to use one of ours so I just gave it a super good wash with disinfectant as well as fairy liquid!

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 20-Jul-13 21:32:19

God, this thread is an eye-opener.

I had no idea people did this. I assumed this woukd be one of those rare, consensual AIBU thread where everyone agrees. Apparently not. hmm

I am never going to eat at a dog-owner's house again.

Letting dogs lick plates is grim.

Kat101 Sat 20-Jul-13 22:02:45

So to the dog owners that are quite happy with this, are you still happy if its not your dog? Would you share spit / kisses / whatever with other people's dogs? Or is it just your own?

Feenie Sat 20-Jul-13 22:09:41

You do realise the plates are washed don't you? So how is that relevant?

Doearwigsmakechutney Sat 20-Jul-13 22:12:57

Just to clarify: I'm not in any way anti-dog; I think they are brilliant. I just think it's horrible to let them share human crockery. Why not just scrape the food into their bowls?

MacaYoniandCheese Sat 20-Jul-13 22:13:09

I'm OK with it if I know the owners and am relatively certain that the animal in question is well taken care-of and receiving all pertinent veterinary care. I greet most dogs with unabashed delight and have no problem at all with reciprocally effusive canine affection.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Jul-13 22:21:14


I don't like my own dog liking my face generally never mind doing "kissing". I let her lick my nose and ears but that's only because in many of the dog books I've read (I am sad I know) it says that face licking is a big part of bonding for dogs. My lips? Never on purpose, though she tries and occasionally succeeds <boak>

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Jul-13 22:21:43

*licking even.

I must pay more attention when typing!

Turniptwirl Sat 20-Jul-13 22:26:07


It's going to get washed ffs!!!

miffybun73 Sat 20-Jul-13 22:29:20

YANBU, makes me feel sick.

HeffalumpTheFlump Sat 20-Jul-13 22:39:27

Bluesky - at least it's not a fabric one! I've blown my nose on a paper one before due to an unexpected sneeze... Didn't think it was that awful a thing to do!?

Kitchen - completely agree about the fag ash on plates. Revolting.

Still don't think dogs licking plates is a problem though!

ProudAS Sat 20-Jul-13 22:43:03

Don't know about dogs but gran's cat licking plates never did any harm!

daddoinghisbest Sat 20-Jul-13 23:25:11

It's all disgusting! A dog's immune system seems to cope with the fallout from it sniffing and licking another dogs arse, but to then let it lick your face? Rather you than me!

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