So, there’s this myth that some people believe in and others don’t. You know the one that claims that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s? Yeah, that’s the myth…myth, as in not true, as in please stop that, as in EWW. But I mean, no offense, of course.
I realize some of you (yes, YOU) may be fans of doggy kisses. Gross. Good for you. I say live and let live. I just can’t help but wonder if the people who don’t mind doggy kisses are the people who believe in this myth. Or perhaps they KNOW a dog’s mouth isn’t any cleaner, but they don’t give a crap. Yuck.
Don’t get me wrong, I love animals. That being said, it’s one thing to have a dog lick your hand. (Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of that either.) It’s a totally disgusting different thing to have them LICK YOUR MOUTH. No, you don’t think that’s weird? Okay then.
Would you ever consider putting your face on your dog’s junk? Whoa, whoa, settle down! I know, what a disgusting thing to say! But would you? I didn’t think so. But think about what happens when your dog goes in for a kiss. Dog goes potty. Dog can’t wipe itself so there may be some pee (or poo) residue left. Dog comes inside, sniffs and licks itself. Dog runs over to you in excitement. You pick dog up and…now you’ve got pee/poo residue on your face.
It would appear that dogs have a thing for sniffing other dogs’ poo. Nasty, isn’t it? That just adds to the gross factor. Dogs will always lick themselves in places you don’t want to know about. Maybe some dogs don’t do it after going potty, but no matter what, private parts are private parts, and dogs lick themselves BECAUSE THEY CAN. If you don’t want their junk in your face, then find a different way to show your dog affection. Like hugging, for example. Hugging is pretty safe. Unless you accidentally touch their junk. Ew, what is wrong with you?
“Remember, a dog’s tongue is not only his wash cloth but also his toilet paper.” – Dr. Gary Clemons