Oh I have a totally different set of food handling rules for my husband and I than I do for everyone else, haha. There is a big difference between making the call to rinse off a steak for yourself and serving a customer a cake licked by a cat.
The cat thing grosses me out so badly, I've heard a few stories about cats and cake. What if someone like my dad, who is severely allergic to cat saliva, got the corner piece? A lot of people are allergic to it, now I'm angry. lol.
Oh yeah, the cat licked cake took her grossness to a whole new level...and I was completely sickened by it. I added a whole unit on food safety the next time I taught the class. I can't imagine who in their right mind would think that was okay. I would love a dog, but I don't have one because I am a cottage food business in my own home (and my kitchen floors are clean enough to eat off of...) and even though I am meticulously clean, it wouldn't be fair to a potential customer with a dog allergy!