Social Dilemma-Is It Okay To Bring Your Dog INSIDE A Restaurant to Eat?

Last night, I went out to dinner with some friends at a local restaurant-I don't want to say the name because I like the place.   But something happened that really upset my friends.  Sitting across from us in a booth was a woman with her dog (it was not a service dog, or an emotional support dog as it had no vest on).   The dog was drinking water out of the same glass that the woman was drinking out of.  The dog was also eating off the same plate that the woman was eating off of.  Now I am a big animal lover, I don't have to tell you that.  But I thought this was inappropriate.   I have friends who have service dogs and the dogs are allowed in the restaurant, but they sit under the table.  Never have they eaten off anyone's plate.  The only thing that may have happened is the waitress bringing over a dish of water for the dog, but that was their choice.   My friends are also animal lovers, but not to the point that they want to see a dog eating off it's owner's plate while the owner is eating the same food.   It made them very uncomfortable, and ultimately, we ended up leaving the restaurant early because of it.   While that's not something I do with my dog, we don't eat off the same plate, I do give him my scraps from time to time, but I would NEVER do it in a restaurant because I know other people may be put off by it.  So I ask you.  What do you think?  What would you have done if you saw this in a restaurant, and it was inside a restaurant, not outside on a patio.  Would you have said something?  Would it be okay with you?  Or would you have left?  Let me know what you think on the 98-3 TRY Facebook page.  

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