Pet Etiquette when Dining Out
Blanche and I love going to restaurants. We love going anywhere and everywhere with our humans but especially to restaurants because that’s where food comes from, and Blanche and I LOVE food -- mushy food, crunchy food, even sticky food that sticks to the top of our mouths! We are true gourmutts.
But unlike at home where we can chew loudly, slurp, and eat with our paws, we know that poor pooch petiquette in a restaurant can ruin a human’s five-bone dining experience in no time and that would be awful…really, really awful.
So, to make sure we are always invited out, our humans follow these simple rules:
- Make sure the restaurant is dog-friendly. We know! Hard to imagine anyone would pass on the opportunity to have an authentic chowhound in their establishment! But sometimes they do…so it’s important we’re welcome!
- Choose an ace location. We like to sit away from the most heavily trafficked areas – that way we are less distracted and excited by people moving to and fro and can focus on what matters most: food falling on the floor.
- Keep us on a short leash. Since it’s impolite to hound humans when they’re trying to eat, we aren’t allowed to wander. Instead, we sit right underneath our human’s chair and focus our attention on what matters most: food falling on the floor.
- Pre-game prep. We always go on super long walks, eat big yummy snacks, and use the loo before we go to a restaurant. That way we aren’t cranky, antsy, or whiney and can focus all of our energy on what matters most: food falling on the floor.
- Our human always makes sure to bring our favorite water bowl with us so we aren’t worried about being thirsty and can instead focus our energy on what matters most: food falling on the floor.
On the off chance an insufficient amount of food falls on the floor, our human also brings our favorite chew toys filled with peanut butter, or as we call it, dog caviar. Yummmy.
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