"Oliver Wendell Holmes Senior, the 19th century American poet and author said, 'The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.'
I have frequently questioned the hygienic sense in allowing one's pet dog to give you or your child a big slobbery kiss and yet, come to think of it, I've never heard of anyone in the whole wide world dying from such a practice during my 73 years of life! It seems to be the preferred way that your dog likes to show its everlasting affection towards your taste; a bit like a pet licking its bowl clean after enjoying a sumptuous meal.
'I said you could have a sniff if you wanted Horace, not a big slobbery kiss. Now calm yourself down before I throw a bucket of cold water over you, you little rascal!' " William Forde: June 28th, 2016.