Same here ice cream, yam, a little stir fry, pizza, egg, white jasmine rice and other safe stuff.We share everything and anything that we are eating that is safe for our dogs. It does not matter if they lick our ice cream, have whip cream off our shakes, or eat mash potatoes off our forks. Our dogs are our family and as along as they are not poo eaters they can share anytime with us
I'm a bit shocked to be honest, about how many people can get past in their own minds where that dog of theirs nose & mouth has been ... fair enough, not all are filthy little poo eaters. However, they ALL have their noses constantly to the ground, they sniff & lick their own butts and the butts of others, they lick their own pink bits, as well as the pink bits of anyone else who'll sit still long enough for them to give them a jolly good going over, and mine will all fight to the death to find, kill and eat the teeny, weeny cockroaches we get in this state.
My big girl licked & licked my take away coffee cup lid whilst I was driving yesterday. When I reached our destination I surprised the heck out of myself by being able to wash it for ages under very hot water, both sides for a good long whilst & still actually use it instead of throwing it away as I thought I probably would - it was a huge step for me to get past that!
All that aside, are y'all aware of how easy it is to catch tapeworm, other worms, giardia etc? Maybe not from what I'm reading.
My African Grey Parrot shares my coffee, my tea, my meals, whatever she wants - has a perfectly "germless, pooless beak"
Stella if you know your dogs health status and habits very well and if the dog is a "clean dog" I'd not worry a bit about the parasite issue. I feel like what's the point in even having a dog if the poor thing isn't shown affection or allowed to be with its people you sound like you're doing things wonderfully.Germs don't particularly bother me, my house isn't super clean, and I do occasionally eat things that have been on the floor........BUT parasites really gross me out! The idea of catching worms etc makes me feel quite queasy.
Our two know not to beg, they can even be on our laps while we are eating (usually only if we are travelling) and not bother. They get a small bite or a finger-full when we have finished.
As a kid I was always told not to kiss the dog because of germs. The poor dog wasn't allowed upstairs or on the furniture, she was only allowed in the living room in the evening. I never once kissed that dog, despite loving her to bits. I kiss all my animals now, all the time, to make up for it The dogs have access to all rooms, and the furniture including beds. My mother does not approve lol.