Who Invited the Dog?

When is it proper to invite the family pooch to social events?

It’s difficult to know proper etiquette all the time.

Is it proper to invite the dog or not?

A story of the DOs and DON’Ts of when to invite the pooch and of people so attached to their pets, they can’t bear to leave home without them.

IT was a dark and stormy night — actually four stormy nights — when Jayme Otto, 31, and her husband, Ryan Otto, 33, drove 1,200 miles from their home in Boulder, Colo., to her parents’ house in Cleveland for Christmas.

“We traveled all this way to bring our yellow Labrador, Cody Bear, home to spend time with his grandparents,” Ms. Otto said, “grandparents” being dog-person-speak for her parents.

Besides wanting Cody Bear “to participate in his favorite yearly activity of unwrapping gifts and destroying all the boxes,” as Ms. Otto put it, they wanted the dog to meet her brother’s fiancée.

Read rest of story:
Who Invited the Dog?

No matter what the author of the story decides, we advise leaving the pup at home for a serious dinner party.

Kinda screws up the boy-girl-boy-girl seating arrangement.

by Mondoreb
[image:nytimes]

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