Brush up on Thanksgiving table manners with this helpful advice from pets

You may think all your pets can do is swipe food off your plate or beg eagerly while you’re eating, but you may learn a thing or two from these dinner-savvy dogs and cats. Here’s what we can learn about table manners from our pets.

1. Always say grace to bless the food and thank the cook

2. Wait until everyone has been served before eating

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3. Don’t hog all of the food

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4. Don’t get upset if everything on the table doesn’t work with your diet… gluten free isn’t for everyone

5. Don’t slurp your water

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6. Or your soup

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7. Pass the food clockwise to avoid confusion

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8. Never reach over the table, no matter how hungry you are

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9. Always wear a napkin, especially when you eat with your paws

10. During large family gatherings, give the (messy) kids their own table

11. If you’d like more, ask politely for seconds

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12. Let someone else eat the last treat

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13. When you’ve cleared your plate, take it to the sink to be washed

14. Wait patiently for your mates to finish eating before you leave the table.

15. When you’re done eating, just lay down and keep eating

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16. Most importantly — enjoy yourself!

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