I never hold a child or pet when I have food or drinks – hot or cold. When I sit at the table with them (which I mostly do) I usually sit in close enough that they can’t sit on me either. The dog has been trained too. If it does manage to get up it is told “no, get down”. I have asked visitors to not let children or pets get up of their own accord or pick them up at the table at all.
Published 21st July 2019