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To allow my dog to lick my face (sort of light hearted)

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user1492877024 Mon 06-Nov-17 18:13:47

DM visited this afternoon and was disgusted that I allowed Ella (newly acquired dog (lurcher) to greet me by giving me a full face wash (lick). I always allow her to do this followed by a big cuddle. I do of course follow this up with a full face wash. AIBU to allow this? Does anyone else do this? Does anyone know why dogs do this?

Ummmmgogo Mon 06-Nov-17 18:21:17

yabu! yuck! it's your face though carry on if it makes you happy.

Justbookedasummmerholiday Mon 06-Nov-17 18:22:26

We have a husky. I challenge anyone to stop her licking. ....

Pombliboo123 Mon 06-Nov-17 18:22:32

I let my dogs lick my face. And the incredibly attractive man at works dog.

But not a strange dog. Ew.

user1492877024 Mon 06-Nov-17 18:22:57

Ummmmgogo. I take it you're not an animal lover then.

upperlimit Mon 06-Nov-17 18:23:38

Bleugh, rather you than me.

Ummmmgogo Mon 06-Nov-17 18:24:09

no but I didn't want you to go unanswered!

Glumglowworm Mon 06-Nov-17 18:24:22


My friends chihuahua gives very delicate but enthusiastic kisses which make me feel very loved whenever I see him. Puppy kisses are the only ones I ever get so dammit I'm gonna get them!

It's your face, it's your choice.

MissionItsPossible Mon 06-Nov-17 18:24:29

I think it's vile but I don't have a dog.

confusedandemployed Mon 06-Nov-17 18:24:30

YANBU. I love a canine kiss from my boy 🐕

ludothedog Mon 06-Nov-17 18:25:03

my dog was absolutely not allowed to lick my face and yet every now and again she managed to plant one on me. I didn't mind. shows they love you, doesn't it

SchadenfreudePersonified Mon 06-Nov-17 18:25:14

All of our dogs have licked (and continue to lick) all of our faces (though not mouths).

No-omne has ever been ill as a result of this.

user1482501331 Mon 06-Nov-17 18:28:34

YANBU - it's your face you can do what you like.

But for me......(and sorry if this sounds crude but it's true!!) dogs lick their own backsides, balls etc, sniff other dogs backsides - I'll be damned if I'm having a dogs tongue near my face!! Yuk! grin

MaidenMotherCrone Mon 06-Nov-17 18:28:36

Why not just rub your face over the dogs arse. Same thing. I've three dogs but no face licking. Gross!

ItsLikeRainOnYourWeddingDay Mon 06-Nov-17 18:28:48

Do you not know how much bacteria there is in a dogs mouth? It's bloody disgusting.

Buck3t Mon 06-Nov-17 18:29:32

I find the idea, the image and the act disgusting. like really disgusting. I also don't "knowingly" eat from people whose cats walk all over their food preparation areas.

that said. what you do with your face and your dog is totally up to you. pets make us feel less depressed.

ilovepixie Mon 06-Nov-17 18:29:54

My dog licks my face. She’s a big licker and licks everywhere lol.

DeadDeadDeadRose Mon 06-Nov-17 18:30:08

I am an animal lover but this grosses me out. I'm not even keen on dogs licking my hands to be honest.

yousignup Mon 06-Nov-17 18:30:44

I have a book by an ex SAS member about survival skills: one of the first pieces of advice is never let an animal lick your face.

BuzzKillington Mon 06-Nov-17 18:31:14

I love dogs and kiss my own on the top of his head about 100 times per day. But if he ever licked me I would hate it - even on my hand, bleurgh!

How can anyone let a dog lick their face?

user1482501331 Mon 06-Nov-17 18:32:26

^^Why not just rub your face over the dogs arse. Same thing. I've three dogs but no face licking. Gross!

MaidenMotherCrone that comment was hilarious! grin

user1492877024 Mon 06-Nov-17 18:33:33

A serious question, does anyone know why dogs do this?

sparechange Mon 06-Nov-17 18:33:42

I don’t let my dogs lick me, sorry. I use mine as therapy dogs and that’s a total no-no

Although if SpareLabrador wants to wake me up to ask to go out, she nudges my hand with a wet nose and if that doesn’t work, follows it up with a little lick
She wouldn’t ever do it while I was awake though

SunnyNights Mon 06-Nov-17 18:33:54

Any face licking is pretty grim - from human or canine!

ConciseandNice Mon 06-Nov-17 18:34:10

Are you an animal lover user1492877024? Are you a vegan then?

I'm an animal lover, but there's no way I'd let a dog lick my face. Or a person or any animal. Gross.

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