While it's not exactly hygienic to have your pets help with food prep, most cat and dog owners know the truth: It's inevitable they will end up in the kitchen. Whether your pet's in there to beg for food, demand attention, or judge your knife skills, it's hard to keep those roving tongues at bay!
Here are some of the weirdest, silliest, most disgusting things we let our pets do in the kitchen, according to a recent Facebook poll.
1. They lick all the things.
"My cat waits until I leave the room, then he jumps up to the stove and licks the seasoning on our cast iron pans." — Diana Cole Connolly
2. They go wherever they want.
"One of my cats wedges himself in the refrigerator because he wants lunch meat — problem is, he does this every time someone opens the door ... even right after having some meat." — Kelly Dascanio Dyl
"I constantly have to pull our kitten out of the dishwasher when I am loading it." — Wendy Larche
"My cat likes to sit in my pots, pans, Pyrex dishes, sous vide container, and bowls if I leave them out." — Mm Taylor
"My cat gets on my prep table or jump on the stove top (usually right after I sanitize it)." — Claudia L. Sanders
3. Their hair gets everywhere.
4. Ditto for their slobber.
"Our mastiff shakes his head and flings slobber all around. Clean dishes, food, food prep areas, even the ceiling can get drenched. Bad dog." — Bob Felts
"My mastiff makes puddles of drool then I step in it while wearing socks." — Dawn Howard
5. They drink from the faucet.
6. They "clean" stuff.
"My dog licks the dirty dishes as I load the dishwasher." — Mary Anna Gannon
7. They get handsy.
What other things do your pets do in the kitchen?