Is it just me, or does anybody else get very bothered when somebody lets his dog come up to you get lick you? I feel strongly that pet owners should restrain their pets from all contact with strangers unless they are given permission. Just because they like getting licked by their pets doesn't mean other people do. And once in a while you even get the angry righteous condescending pet owner who, if you show any signs of backing away, will exclaim "you don't like dogs?!" with a tone of disbelief as if you had said you were a supporter of Al Qaeda or something. Now I don't dislike dogs, but I don't enjoy getting licked by animals I don't know. It's especially annoying that they go after your hands, the same hands you use to eat your next meal with, or rub your eyes with. How would these pet owners feel if I just randomly went up to them and licked their hands? Anyway, rant over. It happened to me today, and I realize it is a real pet peeve of mine. Or I should say, pet pet peeve.