What would we all do without our tongues?
Roxanne's (Skeeter) says of cat Sheba: "This is a new trick that The Saint taught her recently. I never thought I would see the day that I would allow an animal to drink from the faucet in my house! But she is sooooo cute who could deny her this little water faucet drinking game."
Well, I'd say it's better to drink from the faucet than the toilet!
The dog top left, is Adrienne's Mattie, licking her chops. Adrienne says:
"Mattie had just finished a really good dinner and had her entire head in her bowl."
Top right is Zoe, and YES, it is an ugly picture (though Zoe IS NOT ugly, she isn't always photogenic). She likes to lick a lot! When my cousin was visiting for a few days, Zoe kept licking him all over. He finally grabbed her tongue and held it to see if that would make her stop. It didn't.
I got to thinking after looking at all these tongues, just how different dogs and cats are. Dogs always let them hang out. They pant and "sweat" through their tongues, while cats never seem to do this. How do cats sweat? I love when Catfish licks my face--it's like a spa exfoliation! But a dog's tongue is smoother. So when a cat licks you it feels sort of neat, as it's rough, while a dog's kisses are wet and messy, just like they are!
Then you have the difference in noses and sense of smell. A cat has sharper sight, while a dog has a sharper smell. I notice my cats sometimes can't find a treat, even if it's right under their nose. A dog can find the treat if it's in another room! If I drop one morsel of dog food that get's hidden, Peanut goes nuts! I don't see it, but he smells it, so I have to find it, or I'll never have peace! Cats are so much neater and have much better manners in general. I love the way they drink--so quiet and dainty. Dogs, on the other hand, are often big slobs. But I love them all, don't you?
posted by Sandy at 3/20/2007 07:11:00 AM