I’m suuuuuure this is what Carly Simon er, Abe Vigoda had in mind

…when she he wrote this song.  For the Captain and Tennille.  Seriously.  I bet you did not know that.

A Great Dane Lick-a-thon.

Eye roll, Jamie M.!



  1. What is it with all the inter-spesh licking? It must be the summer heat.

  2. bookmonstercats says:

    I hadn’t realised the Carlster wrote that slightly cheesy, but utterly gorgeous song, so I am now breaking out the i-pod.

  3. Awww…so sweet.
    Isn’t that Toni Tennille?

  4. Melinda says:

    That is the sweetest thing! My heart just exploded!

  5. Paunchie says:

    Very sweet, but if she goes into thems earsies, I’ll be so grossed out!

  6. awww…sweetiepies!

  7. Melinda says:

    I just looked it up, it is Toni Tenille

  8. ashagato says:

    ahhhn. so cute! why won’t my kitties and doggy love on each other like that???
    * sigh *

  9. Stephanie C. says:

    My manx does this to my brother’s basset hound ALL THE TIME.

  10. Get a room!!

  11. Katfighter says:

    One of my kitties would love to leeck my Great Dane this way. Unfortunately, the 140 lb Great Dane is afraid of the 13 lb kitty. Oh well.

  12. “Okay. Other side now, please.” What a sweet kitteh!

    That’s a very clean house for having a dog and cat.

  13. Danushka says:

    That’s a lotta dog to cover!

  14. The cat looks like her head could disappear into doggeh’s ear!
    (singsong voice) SPELUNKING!! :mrgreen:

  15. LaurenA says:

    My marmalade kitty does that to my dalmatian! Except my dog paws at the cat impatiently and rolls over as if to say “OK, now do this side!” Who knew dogs could trick cats into being their facialists/aestheticians?

  16. Von Zeppelin says:

    Is that the same cat that was licked by the deer a few posts ago? Apparently the plan is to pass the grooming on to another species. Next week, we’ll see a video of the Great Dane slurping a rhinoceros, or a wombat, or a giant squid or something.

  17. harmlesslittleflea (Clare) says:

    I call interspecies snorgling tag… please 🙂

    At first I thought the Dane was just putting up with this… until the cat stopped and the dog presented her with a new bit of unlicked face. Dawww.

  18. 5^^now8ing says:

    I love that the dog “nosed” the cat for more, just like mine does for more pets when you stop rubbing his ears! What sweeties!

  19. 5^^now8ing says:

    von Z – *snork!*

  20. Ohhh mai, is it me, or is it wawm in heah ….

  21. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. PDA = Pup-Lick Display of Affection.
    @VonZep – lol, except I’d hate to see a giant squid snorgling with anything!

  22. @Bookmonster – don’t you mean your “i-Paw’d”?

  23. chanpon says:

    Dawww…so sweet! That kitty needs a big bowl of water by him if he’s intending to go through the whole body treatment for the Great Dane.

  24. P.Erasmus says:

    I wish my GF would lick my entire face ad infinitum.

    *correction* I wish I had a GF.

  25. yup
    that’s Toni Tennille with the Captain!

  26. Substitute a Boston Terrier for the cat, and a Jack Russell for the Great Dane, and you’d have my two little hellians. The JR even has the same “guilty pleasure” face and tends to growl when the licking stops.

  27. earlybird1 says:

    Awww, my heart is warmer now. Thank you CO!

  28. Simon’s Cat, Carly Simon, Simon and Garfunkel, Captain and Tenille, … Simon says, “Whatchagonnado?”

  29. As if it isn’t hot enough outside, you go and melt me completely with these two precious babies !

  30. janet2buns says:

    Ted is a terrific, incongruous name for a Great Dane. Love it.

  31. I know how Ted feels. My cat won’t stop licking my face. Or my hair. At three am.

  32. Leilani says:

    I love the sweet look on that dog’s face.

  33. Dr Anne says:

    But there is also a responsible animal health message illustrated by this video: this is exactly why people who own dogs AND cats should not use “dog only” flea products – as these are TOXIC to cats and they’re easily ingested when the cat snorgles the dog (which can lead to the cat dying). This applies to flea products containing permethrin which doesn’t hurt dogs but is highly toxic to cats. Okay lecture over. Might I add that that music made me feel just a little bit wrong watching them together!!!

  34. My wire fox terrier does this to my Great Dane *all* the time. It is weird. My Dane will just stand there letting him lick her eyes, ears, face…

  35. Like the ‘Other side of my face must be matchinks’ head bump, too.

    Everyone’s a music critic, so here’s mine:
    Perhaps ‘Working at the Car Wash, yeah’.
    Or if Captain and Tennille it must be, I’m waiting for ‘Muskrat Love’.

  36. The kind of weekend I’ve had, this almost has me in tears it’s so sweet.

  37. I love how the doggy stands completely still while being loved on by, and then nudges closer when the kitty stops: “More please.” Heh, and I definitely let out a, “Awww REJECTED!” at the end.

  38. kibblenibble says:

    Doggie loves it. Kitteh loves it. So sweet. Thanks CO.

  39. Agent 99 says:

    Love how puppeh keeps nudging her for more. We could all use a little more affection… the world would be a better place!

  40. Liebling says:

    Could that beeeeeeeeee any more sweet and tender?? I want to scoop them both up! So adorable!

  41. @P.Erasmus: Are you a large Danish man? ‘Cause I’m a pretty kitty.

    My friend’s chihuahuas do this to her border collie all the time. We think it might be a submission thing, like something lower pack members do for their leader.

  42. Michael says:

    My question is, if Toni Tennille is mistaken for Carly Simon, who feels insulted? Both? Neither? If one but not the other, which one?

  43. Awww! Chloe looks like my dear departed Steve.

  44. @ dia – I don’t think so, it’s a pack hygiene thing. My two dogs would clean each other all the time, especially behind the ears where their own tongues couldn’t reach. Also the cats too.

  45. DaytimeDeb says:

    Aww, but if we’re going to really use a Capt. and Tennille song shouldn’t it be “Love will keep us together?”

    …Young and beautiful, Someday your looks will be gone. When the others turn you off, Who’ll be turning you on? I will, I will, I will, I will….Be there to share forever. Love will keep us together. Said it before and I’ll say it again while others pretend. I’ll need you now and I’ll need you then Stop ’cause I really love Ya. Stop I’ll be thinking of Ya. Look in my heart and let love keep us together…

    Great, now that is stuck in my head.

  46. bookmonstercats says:

    @Nikki, you have just slayed me (do you know the Brit 70s/80’s pop group Slade? I was going to pull a musical pun, but no point if nobody gets it).

    Michael, Toni Tenille has a very rich, smokey voice not too far away from Carly’s in my view, so no need for offence on either side, I think. I searched i-tunes and Spotify, but no sign of Carly singing the song. Did she definitely write it and if so was it for the Captain and Tenille? I prefer the one TT does on her own to the duet.

    Also, lofs the vid. I’ve visited it several times.

  47. The Shazinator says:

    Carly Simon would be rolling over in her grave…that is, if she were dead. Seriously, as others have mentioned, this is The Captain and Tennille and was written by Toni Tennille. Carly Simon never sang this…except maybe in the shower. And really, she and Toni Tennille don’t sound alike, in my opinion.

  48. I really do enjoy having phenomenal cosmic powers of editation.

  49. That’s classic! The trying to get the cat to continue to leek him. Very funny!

    Btw, the comment on the non toxic flea meds. Very good call to bring that to light. I think if you have multiple animals, you’d want to stay away from the toxic flea meds.

  50. Kristabelle says:

    So sweet!!!

  51. Sha Niyamai

  52. RobinFlamingo says:

    My Spanky (who looks just like this cat) does this to Stormy (a black cocker spaniel) whenever Stormy “asks” her to…but the rest of the time, Stormy is growling and chasing Spanky. Makes no sense to me, but the games continue…

  53. LyhjeHylje says:

    I expected the dane to whip out his benelux-sized tongue any moment but hilarity did not ensue.

  54. I loved when the doggie wrapped his neck around kittie’s head before asking for more!

  55. Wow. That’s a lot of square footage for a little kitty tongue.

  56. OK, this kitty has bitten off more than she can lick. My goodness, what a very big spoiled baby dog! Poor kitty, if she decides to take too long a break she risks being smooshed by a demanding lick-bath client who may choose to just “accidentally” roll over on her. very scary.

  57. Should Uberleek be it’s own special category (or dog-egory?)

  58. The Dane’s a whore!

  59. Von Zeppelin says:

    LyhjeHylje–benelux sized tongue? Wouldn’t this dog have a Denmark-sized tongue?

  60. Wordgirl says:

    In my house, when I stop scratching or the cat stops licking and the Great Dane nudges for more, we call it “doing a Dudley.”

  61. 5^^now8ing says:

    Von Zeppelin – perfect!

  62. For those of you who don’t know the story behind the video,here is the fully story:

    The dog’s name is Ted and the cat’s name is Chloe.They belong to Jackie and Bender of SEATTLE’S KISS 106.1 FM radio station.They post videos and talk often about their pets on the local morning station.Im so glad they made CO.

    Anyone from Seattle know who Jackie and Bender are?

  63. This belongs in the “I shall Leeck You” Hall of Fame!

  64. Jamie M. says:

    Trina ~ Yup Yup you are correct! I listen to Jackie and Bender every day and follow Bender’s youtube, which is where I found this video when I submitted it! 🙂

  65. JohnnieCanuck says:

    Theo, time to break out those awesome editation skills yet again.

    On her website, tonitennille.net, Toni explains how she came to write the song.

    She notes, for those of you with an image in your minds, the ‘that’ she was thinking about doing again, was the first time Daryl kissed her.

  66. I never said I used my powers of editation strictly for journalistic or historical accuracy, you know. Please. What fun would that be?

  67. Tigerfae says:

    ZOMG That is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! *falls over dead*