I suppose this comic could just as easily be about dogs. Growing up we always had a pooch and I've never let them lick my faces. I know what dogs eat and where they stick those tongues! That said I'm not always successful. Someone overly enthusiastic puppy once managed to french me before I could push him away and while my parents-in-laws lap sized dog is usually pretty good about respecting my wishes, there are times when I clearly present too inviting a target not to take a swipe at.