Yup. Exactly why i don't believe in allowing a dog lick you. Dogs mouths are not the "cleanest mouths in the world", but the dirtiest. Scientifically, of course. On another note, I'm not anti animals. I think they can be great to have. I just don't agree with letting a dog lick you anywhere close to the face. Washing your hands effectively decreases germs & bacteria from petting your dog, or after they lick your hand.
Remember: Now that the weather is turning cold, cows will seek out warm places to curl up and sleep. Be sure to give the hood of your car a couple of taps and let the cow have time to get down BEFORE you drive away. So many cows are injured every year.