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, 2012 at 3:51
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    That's what the sorry was for.
    – Dave
    Jul 19, 2012 at 6:00
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    Several authorities? I didn't know anyone permitted washing.
    – Seth J
    Jul 19, 2012 at 12:48
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    (Serious question) Do you feel cleaner after s/he slobbers all over you?
    – Double AA
    Jul 19, 2012 at 14:22
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    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, 2012 at 16:15


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