After I moved in, I was told that the dog that he said would live with us was actually going to be an indoor dog. It is not of a size and demeanor which would make this a good idea. I expressed that I could cope with this, so long as the dog was kept out of my room, and out of the kitchen. A few days ago, I noticed a dinner plate in the backyard, and had a vague sense of foreboding - but figured that maybe it was just this one plate, which never mixed with our actual, human, dinner plates, and decided to be relaxed and mellow and not mention it. When I woke up this morning, I discovered two of our dinner plates on the kitchen floor, with remnants of food scrap on them. When I asked my housemate what the deal was with the plates on the floor, he said casually 'oh, I was just giving my dog some leftovers'. He then picked up the plates and put them on the pile of dirty dishes I was washing.
I refrained from yelling at him, and said 'uh, that's a bit not cool, can we maybe get your dog her own bowl in future?' I like dogs, but I'm not really cool with sharing dinnerplates with them.
How do people not know these basic hygiene things? And why on earth would you impose such grottiness on the people who happen to be so unfortunate as to be sharing accomodation with you? How would you have reacted in my place?