Why do dogs lick people? Are they kissing us?
We humans show affection in many ways like hugging, kissing, patting and others. But kissing is the most special one because one actually feels the warmth and intensity of the feeling being expressed through this action. Dogs, I believe, do the same. Since they cannot hug or pat you they express their joy, gratitude and content by licking us. And to say the truth, we dog lovers, love these expressions of caring love and affection.
Now, there are different styles of dog lickers. There are those who jump all over you like Dino and Fred in The Flintstones, others that are slimy and leave you as if you had just gone out of the shower and there are those which are so shy and respectful that barely touch you. But no matter what is your dog's style it´s the most endearing canine behavior.