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Do you kiss your pets?

Shamrock
April 2nd, 2005, 03:53 PM
We all show our affection differently, of course. Some people are just naturally more demonstrative than others, with both their human and animal loved ones :love:

I dont kiss my pets, never have. I hug them, cuddle them, pat them, talk baby-talk to them sometimes.
Kissing them is just not a habit I have ever acquired. I'm aware though that many pet lovers do bestow little pecks of love on their animal companions.
I see it everywhere.
I was walking Percy in a local park, had a nice conversation with a young man sitting on the grass beside his Jack Russell terrier. I was really amused to see him kiss the top of its head about five or six times.. he didnt appear to realize he was even doing this.
I think the top of the head, and for cats.. the tummy and paw are all favourites, and seem very sweet and endearing .
Kissing a dog or cat on the mouth is something I could never do myself, but I have certainly seen a lot of people do this too.

Its all a matter of habit and custom, but so far, I have not talked to ONE single pet owner who said they "didnt" occassionally kiss their pet..

This has me curious, and feeling a bit 'strange". :confused:
Am I the only person on the planet who doesnt give little pet smooches? :D

mafiaprincess
April 2nd, 2005, 03:56 PM
I occassionally kiss the top of my pup's head.

What gets me is watching people share food with their pets. And I don't mean pieces, I mean like licking an ice cream cone together. I've seen that at parks a few times. Something about that squicks me out.

Sneaky2006
April 2nd, 2005, 04:04 PM
I don't kiss all of mine, the dog wouldn't sit still long enough, and if he did, I'm pretty sure he would sneak one himself and that is yuck considering he used to eat his own poop!

The only one I kiss is Sneaky (every other cat does not seem interested)... every time I sit on the couch she hops in my lap... I am not saying she's annoying but I haven't had a free lap in the last 4 years, anyway, trying to put her down just seemed wrong and I felt bad to take her off my lap so when she does this and I've had enough, I pick her up, kiss her head and put her on the back of the couch. (she will immediately do a lap around the living room and do it all over again) :love:

Rita
April 2nd, 2005, 04:15 PM
I kiss the Boyz ALL the time :crazy: :love: :thumbs up
Usually on the top of the head, but their paws also tend get a few smooches ... especially after nail clipping :p
My little Sam is the really affectionate one ... he does head buts against my chin/mouth/nose/eyebrows :crazy: so it's really hard not to give kisses to that!!

Sneaky2006
April 2nd, 2005, 04:20 PM
Rita you just reminded me of something! Snooky does the head-butt thing on my face sometimes and yes he gets kisses when he does that! It IS very hard not to when they do that! :)

chico2
April 2nd, 2005, 04:26 PM
Oh,Oh...I slobber all over my cats,their little wet noses and yes,right on the mouth and wherever I can :D They are used to it and don't object,usually..
I've also let them have a lick of an icecream cone I was eating,it's not going to kill me,there are a lot of worse stuff I eat,I'm sure...
I know they lick their butt,but..Oh well,I am not very squeemish(Sp?)
My Vinnie does the headbutt thing too and does he ever have a lot of strenght in his little head :D

LittleLoves
April 2nd, 2005, 05:39 PM
My husband thinks it's disgusting, but yes...my dog gets it on the nose, mouth, head and just about everywhere. (within reason :p ) I just can't resist! :crazy:

BMDLuver
April 2nd, 2005, 05:44 PM
I smooch em all including my pot bellied pig!

Copper'sMom
April 2nd, 2005, 05:52 PM
I kiss all of my babies!! I kiss and hug my dog so much, my friends and family often tell me to "get a room!" I can't help myself, Copper is so kissable!!! And I love rubbing their noses! Cats have such cute little noses!! I used to have a boyfriend who would get jealous because my cat got more affection than he did!! The affection must be contagious because every once in a while, I catch my fiance giving my dog a kiss on top of his head!

Lucky Rescue
April 2nd, 2005, 06:10 PM
Yes!! They all get kisses - from rats to dogs!!:D They are all used to it, although sometimes I kiss Chloe so much (she's just so CUTE!) that she pushes me away.:p

I've let certain cats of mine share my food too! It did gross my husband out to see me alternating licks of an ice cream cone with a cat, but oh well!

SnowDancer
April 2nd, 2005, 06:30 PM
Definitely. My mini Dachshunds used to plant their little bodies over my face and pucker up - just try moving those big little guys. Now of course I get Eskie hugs and kisses. Couldn't imagine not kissing dogs - have kissed our previous cat - just not the one we have now!

goldenblaze
April 2nd, 2005, 06:57 PM
Yes I kiss both dogs many times daily, I would also share food with them. I honestly thought everyone was like me.. guess not. I like this thread, great question :)

2Cats&AGolden
April 2nd, 2005, 07:54 PM
I kiss the dog and both cats every chance I can get - not a day goes by where they don't get accosted by me! They seems to enjoy it as much as I do! :love:

Shamrock
April 2nd, 2005, 08:33 PM
Well.... this is interesting.. and too funny to me!

I'd posted this to a cat board I visit, and was VERY suprised that I was the lone non-kisser. :crazy:
As its predominantly American and European members though, I got to thinking... ( dont laugh at me). :o . maybe its a Canadian thing? We are considered more reserved by some. Maybe we are?

With a strong Canadian presence here.. would it 'balance" out, a different result? :ca:

No! So far, it's another straight clean sweep for the smoochy set:) So obviously its nothing to do with location.
I thought it was a fifty-fifty type thing.... I really did..

Sooooo... guess it IS just me after all...ROFL!! ;) :rolleyes:

Safyre
April 2nd, 2005, 09:46 PM
I never kiss my cats, but yes I give Justice a kiss on the head after she lets me brush her ears (she seriously hates it, but thats the only place she gets mat)
What I find terribly gross, is one of my bestfriends who allows his snake to kiss his lips. he never kisses the snake, but the nskae licks his lips.
i love snakes and all, but thats just going too far

SarahJane
April 2nd, 2005, 09:56 PM
I kiss my Herbie like a maniac any chance I get - on his head, his neck, his back, his puggie jowels (my favourite spot!) and yes, his little mouth too! I am a big kisser of animals and always have been. I kiss everyone's pets and even dogs I meet in the street if I am so inclined! I even kissed donkeys in Greece that were hauling people up and down the cliffs of Santorini... :mad:
I can't help it, I love animals so much and it's such a natural expression of affection for me. Not sure how often I kissed my red-eared turtles when I was a kid, but I know it happened at least a couple of times! :crazy:

Beetlecat
April 2nd, 2005, 09:57 PM
I'll kiss the top of my cat's head (and air kiss in front of his nose) but I don't kiss my dog. Cats are just... cleaner.. in my mind, and they smell good.

The dog, however, is all too happy to kiss me, everywhere and anywhere he can reach. His favorite is cleaning my toes, but if I lean too far over, he goes for the face. And I know people who let their dogs lick their faces, but that's not my thing, so I'm careful to keep it out of reach.

Gripenfelter
April 3rd, 2005, 12:24 AM
I kiss the top of my pup's head or touch my nose to his.

Prin
April 3rd, 2005, 12:34 AM
I have always kissed my doggies. My dad always thought it was disgusting, but my boyfriend kisses on the lips (can't choose your parents but you can choose your man!!!)...

My doggies actually know the commands "Kiss on the Beak" and "Gimme a kiss first" (before they get a cookie or a bone). The kiss on the beak is a kiss on the side of the muzzle and Jemma used to hate it but now when we have visitors, she hops up on the sofa beside them and puts her muzzle against their lips (you can't really breathe when she does this-- she pushes hard and blocks your nose) until you kiss her. My big Boo loves kisses. It used to freak me out because when I would go to kiss him he would tilt his head like he wanted some tongue. VERY KREEPY... (He also stares at me while I am in the shower but that's a different story...) Now when you go to kiss him on the beak, half the time he turns and you end up planting it right on the lips. I also kiss their paws after I cut the nails.

What I find funny is that when we kiss them on the muzzle like that, they always lick their lips after. Like it's a tasty kiss.

I can't imagine a life without kissing my dogs. Something about the vulnerability of being muzzle-to-face brings the dogs closer to me. You would only be that close to a dog you really trust and I think that is reflected in my dogs doing it to friends who come by that they really like. It's like "Here, try it. I won't bite, I'm a sweet doggy." :love:

Dahlia
April 3rd, 2005, 01:12 AM
Yes, I have always kissed my pets, and I've has pets ever since I was born. I even kissed baby chickens and hamsters. Now I give Sophie kisses, and since she's just a puppy, she does try to slip me the tongue. But then so does my 8 month old son. I just think it's cute. And I treat them both the same in ALOT of ways. For example the baby's bed is at the foot of our bed and Sophie's is right beside our bed. Her food bowls are right next to ds's high chair.

LOL! Off topic, but Sophie just discovered dd's balloons from her birthday party over a week ago and is growling at them because they are moving on their own. Now she is hiding under the baby's exersaucer and whining.

Prin
April 3rd, 2005, 03:17 AM
ooooh this is off topic too but is the exersaucer the one that was banned not too long ago? A couple of my aunts had those for their kids and I thought they were awesome, if that is what you are talking about... (and if you have no stairs)

CyberKitten
April 3rd, 2005, 03:31 AM
Oh yes, absolutely!!

Sadie's Mom
April 3rd, 2005, 05:02 AM
Another kisser here. Sadie gets mauled constantly by my kisses. I'll kiss her until she whines for me to stop! She's irresistable. :p

Terrie
April 3rd, 2005, 06:57 AM
I think Kuma gets annoyed with me kissing him, but .. sometimes when I yawn he sneaks a french kiss :crazy: , now that's not right ! :D
The best is when I first wake up in the morning and he gives me the most gentle little lick on my face or hand as if to say Good Morning.

doggy lover
April 3rd, 2005, 10:07 AM
Yes I kiss Tucker and the cats on top of the head, but not the lizard, crab or fish yuck.

Katze
April 3rd, 2005, 10:31 AM
:love: Yes, it would be impossible to resist, they are just so kissable. Thank god I have 9 of them one kitty alone could never withstand that amount of affection.

chocolatecoffee
April 3rd, 2005, 01:16 PM
My dogs get kisses galore from the whole family...and my aunts, uncles, and grandma who come over almost daily, then the rest of the family on holidays :p. Our new one had never had kisses and was absolutely terrified of them to begin with (she would run away with her tail between her legs and this scared look in her eyes) but now she's beginning to love them just as much as the other one. She still has a way to go though, the other one's a little kissing machine. Her favourites are feet (especially with cream), noses (not very pleasant when she does get her tongue up there), and of course she tries to steal some tongue too! We don't share our food with them though, but a family friend always does. When he's drinking something, like milk, he'll drink some, let my dog drink a little out of the glass, then drink the rest...that's just something I won't do :yuck:, but oh well.

ScottGoodburn
April 3rd, 2005, 01:22 PM
I don't kiss all of mine, the dog wouldn't sit still long enough, and if he did, I'm pretty sure he would sneak one himself and that is yuck considering he used to eat his own poop!

someone else said the statement above, but just think of the crap people eat, Mcdonalds , burger king, and all the other fast food. I don't mind getting kisses from my dog at all.

marko
April 3rd, 2005, 01:54 PM
Wifey and I kiss them all the time.

Sometimes they even get gentle bites on the face :crazy:

Sometimes we also squeeze them till they squeek :evil:

Lucky Rescue
April 3rd, 2005, 02:07 PM
Our new one had never had kisses and was absolutely terrified of them to begin with

Yeah, I'm always taken aback when I try to smooch my fosters, and they duck or cringe.

My own cats are so used to it and they seem to enjoy it.:)

chico2
April 3rd, 2005, 04:22 PM
I think we should all hug and kiss a little more,cats,dogs,people and whatever comes our way,we would be sooo much happier for ithttp://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/kiss1.gif

melanie
April 3rd, 2005, 05:16 PM
:D i kiss my babyboo all the time, they say the most sensitive place to kiss a dog is under the eye, i kiss everywhere. if you ask for a kiss she will come over and put her head down and wait, soo cute. and if you tell her she is a cuddly dog she will put her head in your chest and stay there for as long as you like. but not on the mouth, her breath is really bad these days :D . and i dont share my food with anyone, they only get scraps or part of my meal after i have finished, specially not an icecream :D :rolleyes:

Sneaky2006
April 3rd, 2005, 05:27 PM
I don't kiss all of mine, the dog wouldn't sit still long enough, and if he did, I'm pretty sure he would sneak one himself and that is yuck considering he used to eat his own poop!

someone else said the statement above, but just think of the crap people eat, Mcdonalds , burger king, and all the other fast food. I don't mind getting kisses from my dog at all.Ya, I said that... I eat fast food myself occasionally, you may call it garbage, but it's not poop no matter which way you look at it! ;)

Prin
April 3rd, 2005, 06:07 PM
When they tested children's water bottles for bacteria they found fecal cauliforms... So ya, it can be like eating your own poop...

Dahlia
April 3rd, 2005, 06:29 PM
ooooh this is off topic too but is the exersaucer the one that was banned not too long ago? A couple of my aunts had those for their kids and I thought they were awesome, if that is what you are talking about... (and if you have no stairs)

No, I think the walkers were banned, well not really banned because they still sell them, but they are not recommended because baby can get around and pull things off on their heads or fall down the stairs. The exersaucer is kinda like a walker, without the wheels, so baby can't actually go anywhere. It has a lot of gadgets on it for him to play with and he can jump up and down in it.

Here he is in it.

Dahlia
April 3rd, 2005, 06:30 PM
You can see the whole thing in the back ground here. Off topic, I know, but...

Prin
April 3rd, 2005, 06:57 PM
Looks like it keeps a baby happy! :)

Dahlia
April 3rd, 2005, 07:22 PM
Yeah, sometimes, but only if Mommy is right next to him. He is going through the separation anxiety stage and I can't leave his sight without him screaming.

Dahlia
April 3rd, 2005, 07:39 PM
Prin:When they tested children's water bottles for bacteria they found fecal cauliforms... So ya, it can be like eating your own poop... Children's water bottles? You mean like a bottle of Evian that a child has been drinking out of? Ewww. Was it the inside or the outside of the bottle? I know kids can be gross. They pick their noses and their butts and never give a thought to washing their hands.

Also, to Sneaky, about the McDonalds thing, you might not consider it poop, but you never know what you're eating in a restaurant. I once saw a restaurant worker in the restroom leave the stall and walk out without washing her hands. I know that probably happens a lot, and also they will drop stuff on the floor and serve it anyway. What if someone stepped in dog poop that morning before coming to work? Gross, I know, but something to think about. Or not, most of us probably don't want to think about that.

glasslass
April 3rd, 2005, 07:47 PM
I kiss Den-Den all the time. Puss-Puss, too, got kisses. I don't even think about it most of the time, just constant little smooches as I'm cuddling him. Usually, it around the face, between the eyes (he'll close his) and on his nose. We have this game when I'm in the bedroom and my hubby is watching TV in the living room. If he's with me, I'll say "Go give Papa some kiss-kiss!" He'll get excited and run to the living room and up into his papa's lap and give him enthusiastic kisses. Then hubby will turn the tables and say "Go give Mama kiss-kiss!" and back he'll come at top speed to deliver mine. He goes back and forth several times until he gets his exuberance worked off. Sometimes he'll manage a quick lick on the mouth and hits his bulls-eye with his tongue and we'll laugh and say "Den-Den gives the creeeammmiest kisses in town!"

Prin
April 3rd, 2005, 08:17 PM
Children's water bottles? You mean like a bottle of Evian that a child has been drinking out of? Ewww. Was it the inside or the outside of the bottle?
Mostly in the water but all around the bottle too. The study decided that if you rinse the disposable bottles, the bacteria stay and if you wash the bottles properly, the plastic breaks down and releases harmful chemicals in the water... Best just to throw them out... :)

What are the stats? Aren't they like 1 in 4 women wash their hands after using the bathroom? It's amazing sometimes that our dogs lick US!! :eek:

maddoxies
April 3rd, 2005, 09:47 PM
My guys always get kisses on the head. I do try to avoid some of Valentin's return kisses. French kisses from a German dog (with butt breath) yuck. But I guess "human breath" can be yucky to them too.

jiorji
April 3rd, 2005, 11:48 PM
yes :D My guinea piggy and I cuddle and i pet her and she likes to be kissed on her ears LOL and after i do she licks my face to kiss me back :D

and who says animals have no feelings?? let me at 'em!!

Loraxp
April 4th, 2005, 12:18 AM
My hubby and I kiss EVERYBODY :p !!... actually my hubby grosses me out sometimes when Petey (our schnoodle) licks him like mad on his lips!!! I love blowing rasberries on our dachshound's bellys... I would do it to Petey but the noise upsets him for some reason :rolleyes: !?! Our parrot LOVES getting and giving kisses!! He even makes the smacking sound!! Our cat gets kisses but just on the top of her nose and cheeks... unless hubby is getting lip-licked by her too.... EEEWWWwwww! :yuck:

melanie
April 4th, 2005, 03:03 AM
i recently read a journal artical about the myth of carcenogenic chemicals being released from washed plastic bottles, its just a myth and one i would imagine put out by coca cola or similar, it boosts their sales.

if a water bottle is washed out with soapy water, rinsed in hot water and air dried there is no bacteria and the plastic does not break down (the same article (i think it was New Scientist journal) also conducted tests on cleaned bottles and found the method of cleaning above is great. most houshold items that contain bacteria can be cleaned and air dried to remove said bacteria., i am currently drinking from a 8 month old bottle that is cleaned regularly as above and it is still in tact and not degrading at all. those sort of myths are just for marketing purposes and dont help the environment at all.

so clean your bottles and recycle them, oh and most childrens hands contain fecal coliforms from not being washed properly, as do many swimming pools, childrens rides, seats and the list goes on., that is where most gastro comes from round here, crap on the kids hands and they touch your stuff.

PS- it has been proven that one of the dirties parts on the human body is the mouth, hmmmm food for thought.

pollito
April 4th, 2005, 10:15 AM
there'smy girl getting kisses from me, it is really hard to give her isses when she is playing, but when she is calm, or feeling down, she just comes up to you and stands in front of your face until you give her a whole bunch of kisses,and then happy she lays down.

pollito
April 4th, 2005, 10:16 AM
oops, forgot the picture

Cinnabear
April 4th, 2005, 12:45 PM
Lots of kissing going on here. :)

Grissom's Mom
April 4th, 2005, 01:26 PM
Riley gets a kiss on the head when we have bunny snuggles. Grissom gets (and gives!) lots of kisses on his head and back and gets the occasional zrbrt on his tummy. :p

MIA
April 4th, 2005, 02:02 PM
I kiss ALL my dogs!! Chopper likes kisses on his head, Fawnzie likes his naked little tummy kissed and Mocha gets kisses smack on the lips! LOL Might gross some of you out but I like kissing my pets. I've kissed horses too!

I also kiss my foster dogs!

:thumbs up

Princesss04
April 4th, 2005, 02:13 PM
We kiss and hug our babies. We have taught them when we say give kissess they will come up and give you a kiss. They are so sweet. Now Chino he is a licker and he wants to lick all the time so most of all our family and friends have gotten a french kiss by Chino. LOL Him and his tongue. :D :eek:

glasslass
April 4th, 2005, 02:22 PM
Pollito, your baby is enjoying her kiss thoroughly! Great pix!

Luvmypit
April 4th, 2005, 04:31 PM
Dahlia what a cutey you got there. Love those chubby cheeks!!!

Prin
April 4th, 2005, 05:26 PM
if a water bottle is washed out with soapy water, rinsed in hot water and air dried there is no bacteria and the plastic does not break down (the same article (i think it was New Scientist journal) also conducted tests on cleaned bottles and found the method of cleaning above is great. most houshold items that contain bacteria can be cleaned and air dried to remove said bacteria., i am currently drinking from a 8 month old bottle that is cleaned regularly as above and it is still in tact and not degrading at all. those sort of myths are just for marketing purposes and dont help the environment at all.

It wasn't a water or coke company that put out the study. And I believe it is true- it all depends on the type of plastic. If you look at nalgene containers, they are a totally different type of plastic than evian bottles or any other bottled-water bottle. Nalgenes are plastic type 7, I think (it's hard to read on mine) and water bottles, if I remember correctly are 2. Have you ever left a regular water bottle in a car in the summer? Wait till it gets hot and taste the water. ALL you will taste is plastic. The water can't taste like plastic if the plastic doesn't degrade. So if you want to wash them properly, use nalgene bottles (or another company that guarantees that you can put boiling water in their bottles).

Anyway, back to kissin' doggies.

Sadie's Mom
April 4th, 2005, 06:08 PM
Here's me mauling Sadie :) :

Dahlia
April 4th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Referring to the water bottles breaking down, just washing them with soapy water and air drying them should not break them down, but chlorine weakens plastic, so if you wash them with bleach or put them in the dishwasher it might cause the plastic to break down.

Dahlia
April 4th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Awww, Sadie is adorable!!!

chico2
April 5th, 2005, 10:21 AM
Awww,that's soo sweet :love:
Having worked at a"Landmark of fine dining"there are a few things I never eat at a restaurant,having seen how some things are handled and this place was a fine dining establishment:Coleslaw,soup,any kind of stew,macaronisalads etc,etc....anything where too many hands and ingredients are involved.
I rather lick my kitties face any time :D

andone
April 5th, 2005, 12:34 PM
i kiss my male dog, Mugs, on the top of the head when i go out to feed him in the morning (that's right, happycats, he lives outside.). i do bring him in the house when it's freezing outside, so that must mean i care about him. anyways, he only recently started kissing my cheek, when he was still living in the house, he would kiss hands until they were dripping with drool. My female dog, Tya, knows what to do when i ask "can i hab a kiss?" yes, i actually say "hab". she's a very kissy dog, and i kiss her back. nothing wrong with it, except when she was younger, she liked cat poop.

GsdDiamond
April 6th, 2005, 11:17 AM
I kiss the side of Diamond's muzzle all the time! It's really hard to do cause she always wants to kiss back!!!! (she slobbers too much though!!) :D

nymph
April 6th, 2005, 11:58 AM
I kiss my furbaby all the time, he hates it though, always turning his head away from me as if saying "ew mom, look at what you've done!". :D:D

GWPsRock
April 6th, 2005, 12:12 PM
Of course I kiss him! I make kissing noises and he licks me! :)

Here he is...leaning in for kisses....

luvmybeagles
April 6th, 2005, 12:33 PM
Both my dogs get lots of kisses. Mostly on the head and face. They can kiss me in return, but only on the chin. I don't like doggy lips near mine, I know they eat gross stuff sometimes.

The cat would get kisses too but she really doesn't seem to appreciate it, so I don't press my luck with her.

My dogs expect a goodbye kiss from me when I leave for work. :D

pollito
April 6th, 2005, 12:42 PM
GWPsRock what an adorable furbaby u got

SpanielLuver
April 6th, 2005, 04:48 PM
Yup, I kiss and hug all 4 of them all the time, and the three cats too. They all like to be cuddled. A bit of a challenge when they all decide they want to cuddle at the same time though, lol. GWPsRock, he looks just like Chester we adopted to Ottawa around Christmas time, he loved his kisses too.