Friday, February 20, 2009

Nose Licking

There's a lot of licking that goes on in this blog, which sounds inappropriate, but it's really not since animals use their tongues for 90% of the weird shit they do. That still sounds inappropriate, doesn't it?
Moving on, cats and dogs often lick their noses. The reason: because they can. Most humans are entirely unable to do this, but those who can won't hesitate to show it off at a party, because it's a sweet trick. Cats and dogs can do this sweet trick anytime they want to, and since they're big shows offs, they do it all the time, as if to say, "Go ahead, try to touch your nose with your tongue. You can't, can you? Awww, that's too bad. No, keep trying, it doesn't make you look like a preschooler who's eaten too much finger paint. Really, it doesn't. Maybe you should practice that at work, and at weddings, and fancy dinners. Want to watch me do it again? Oh, there, I did it, and with no effort. I'm just so damn good."
(flickr photo this is better than cat grass! by angela7dreams;


  1. Nose licking is fun and we love to do it! Especially since most of the Beans we know can't!
    Your FL furiends,

  2. We have a lot of nose licking going on at our house too. they really are showoffs!

  3. I'm glad to hear my cats aren't the only ones.

  4. Great job. I can't do it myself, but my animals can.

  5. Fun science fact about nose licking (garnered from a dog book of course and not a science text)...Dogs lick their noses when they're trying to get a better read on a scent in the air. Apparently moistening the nose helps catch the scent molecules. Plus the ridicule they can give us as well of course!

  6. I'll admit it Walter...I can't do it.

    Have a terrific weekend. :)

  7. Lauren: That's a cool fact. Also fits with the times I've noticed ym dog licking his nose, now that I think about it. I wonder if it's the same for cats.

    Sandee and Missbreezy: Yeah I can't either. I'm guessing it's an incredibly small perceptage of the population who can. Except the animal population, obviously.

  8. I can't do it either, but I'd like to see that cat try using a can opener.

  9. We have some good pictures of us licking our noses!
    ~ Napoleon

  10. Great photo...I love when my guys lick their's hard to capture on film!! I enjoyed spending some time here today...nice to "meet" you! :)

  11. Cat/Goats and Andrea: Not actually my phootos (see the flickr creative commons siting at the bottom of the post) but thank you nonetheless and glad you enjoyed the site.

    Captain Dumbass (I'll like an asshole calling you that, but really it's jsut you're anme): You've hit upon the most important advantage we have over cats and dogs: our can opening skills.

  12. wow...
    each post in this blog teaches a lesson!
    i really mean it...
    and all done through fun...

    pets can be our teachers too...

    nose licking... ah... i should take your advice to practice it at some public places...