Climax: BBBH is placing a few morsels in the styrofoam take-home box.
BBBH: Have to take a goodie home to my doggie.
J (across the table): People food is not good for dogs.
vanilla (either because he knows everything, or because he rushes to his wife's defense): Dogs are omnivores. Their digestive systems will handle just about anything ours will handle. Cats, on the other hand (now he is in the TMI mode) are carnivores and their systems are designed to handle only meats.
J: I have a friend in Florida who has a beautiful retriever that was not well. She took the dog to the vet who told her that she should never under any circumstances allow the dog to have people food because it is not good for them.
vanilla: (Oh, really? Most people eat people-food that is not good for them, either. Consider that chocolate cake there on your plate, for instance.)
[The above is in parentheses because I did not say that, because, in fact, I only thought of it twelve hours later when I should have been sound asleep. Dang, why does that happen to me?]