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Old 04-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #11
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LOL, we usually observe the 5-second rule and so far still surviving! And there has been a fair amount of scientific testing done on it, here's the wikipedia link FYI.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five-second_rule
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:39 PM   #12
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:42 PM   #13
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Only if it can be washed off, I have cats. At work...never!
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:14 PM   #14
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Depends on how clean I perceive my floor to be. We don't usually wear street shoes in the house and have no indoor pets, but I'm not eating say....a hunk of scrambled egg or a piece of buttered or worse yet peanut buttered toast that lands upside down! Lol! Things that can be washed off....maybe.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:59 PM   #15
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Seems to me I saw a bit on TV a while back that said you had about 30 seconds for moist food and almost a minute for dry food. Can't give you a reference for that though, sorry.

We have an incredibly hairy dog and two cats and 4 humans living here. If I get to it before the dog does its a rare day! But yep, 5 second rule applies here.
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:09 PM   #16
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We don't use the 5 second rule here. If it hits the floor - it hits the garbage.
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Seems to me I saw a bit on TV a while back that said you had about 30 seconds for moist food and almost a minute for dry food. Can't give you a reference for that though, sorry.

We have an incredibly hairy dog and two cats and 4 humans living here. If I get to it before the dog does its a rare day! But yep, 5 second rule applies here.
A friend of mine said he saw a study that gave about the same info as that bit you saw on TV.

At my house, the rule regarding food on the floor and pets: it's fair game while it's on the floor, but it isn't automatically yours. I dropped a whole roast beef and raced the dog for it (and won).

Doggy got some bits that I thought would be better to cut off.

I don't use the 5 or 10 second rule when there are guests. Okay, in the case of a whole roast beef, I would tell the guests what had happened.

If it's something like mayo, if a pet doesn't show up soon enough, I'll holler, "Hay, someone come clean up this mayo for me!"

Current cat doesn't like "people food", so he's useless for cleanup.
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:22 PM   #18
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One piece of food hitting the floor that I let a dog have, means I need to "drop" two more pieces
They know that nobody is getting it if they make a dash for it. They are good that way. They just give me the look while waiting for me to decide.
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:34 PM   #19
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Our Cocker Spaniel used to sit at my feet waiting for food to drop, he wasn't to discerning he would pretty much eat anything. His favorite tho oddly was cabbage, I would lose a lot to him while shredding for coleslaw....no 5 second rule necessary! Except maybe the 5 second warning you might need to clear the room after the cabbage started working in his system! Rolf!!!
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:02 PM   #20
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lol, that was funny.
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