Anyone who knows me KNOWS I'm practically a germaphobe and my kitchen hygiene habits are impeccable. That being said (hate that phrase), I allow my dogs to "clean" the plates before going into the dishwasher. I figure they hit the hot soapy water and sanitation cycle before going to the table, so I have no problem with it. HOWEVER, from an outsider's POV, is there an ick factor? Should I refrain from doing this when guests are over?