I'm no germophobe (anyone who has seen my house knows that!) but I'm uncomfortable dining indoors with someone's dog sitting nearby . I understand patio dining--birds are flying overhead, you have leaves drifting down, and there is Fluffy-Poo sitting on the patio. It's a choice--outdoor ambiance with all the associated possibilities. How do you feel about dining indoors with dogs? I did it for years in my own home, but not when we had guests. The dog knew he was to wait in his "spot" until we finished, then he could go to the kitchen and get a treat. So, what's your feeling on this earth shaking matter?