I thought clean plates and silverware in the dishwasher were safe. Freshly washed and sparkling, they hold no interest for a curious dog. I wanted to believe this. I had no reason not to.
I’m a procrastinator, I am lazy, and I am easily distracted. Sometimes it takes me an hour to unload the dishwasher.
But, it’s not a big deal because the animals will leave the clean things alone.
Sure, I’ve caught a dog with her mouth around a fork, trying to lick the last bit of flavor from it. Or watched as a big head tries to find enough room to clean up microscopic remainders of cat food from neatly loaded cat plates. The dishwasher, while several years old, does a fine job of cleaning, not even leaving soap residue behind. Nothing left behind for a dog to enjoy.
My dream world imploded around me this morning.
It’s so disappointing when illusions are licked out of existence.
So, spit plates at your house? Well maybe I should learn from your slimy experience. Perhaps I’m placing spit licked dishes in my cupboard. We’ll just keep that to ourselves, it might freak out potential dinner guests. Too funny!
I’m sure it happens even in the best families!