I am always being told by Gail that good manners are very important when staying with friends.
I asked Gail if this is the case, even when your friends' lurcher, Maisie, is licking clean your own food bowl.
Apparently it is. And if you're thinking I'm standing there sulking in the next photo, you would be correct.
Later, I waited quietly beside Molly, thinking she might be polite and make amends for Maisie's bad behaviour by offering me some cake.
It seems to me this good manners thing is a one-way street.