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Several authorities forbid washing on the Ninth of Av, and many of those same authorities often require one to sit on the floor or a low stool during that evening and morning. However, I own a dog and it likes to kiss [lick] me extensively, as dogs tend to do. Could this be considered washing? Is it even worse to sit on a low chair if the dog is more likely to kiss me when I am closer to the ground?

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Yuk. (sorry...) – Dave Jul 19 '12 at 3:51
That's what the sorry was for. – Dave Jul 19 '12 at 6:00
Several authorities? I didn't know anyone permitted washing. – Seth J Jul 19 '12 at 12:48
(Serious question) Do you feel cleaner after s/he slobbers all over you? – Double AA Jul 19 '12 at 14:22
If the question were, "May I wash gross doggy slobber off of my hands and face after getting "kissed" by my dog," I'd give it a +1. – Seth J Jul 19 '12 at 16:15

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