I guess I should add here that I have never claimed to be a professional baker, nor do I sell a lot of cakes as I just like to bake and do it for fun. All the cakes that I do sell are to friends who have all been to my house and KNOW my dogs. I guess they find that my kitchen is satisfactorily cleaned or they wouldn't order.
Also, just because we choose to have four-legged fur babies live with us, doesn't mean we are dirty people. I sure don't see anyone making snide comments to those that post in the disaster forum about their children getting into their cakes. Most of us with pets make precautions to keep the pets away from the food prep area. I believe I clearly stated that I keep my pets out of the kitchen and also block them from the dining room just to be safe.
And yes, I DO
put my groceries (in the bags from the store) on my kitchen floor when I am unloading the car (where the heck else can I put them?????) I really don't see how it's gross and nasty to leave a box of cake mix in a plastic bag on the floor. I used to work in a store and I KNOW what happens to some of that stuff before it hits a shelf, so the last thing I worry about is my floor, dirty or not.
(I hope all you picky people wash your canned goods and cans of soda with soap and water before you open them!!!!)