The crazy cat we have now we got as a very young kitten. As with all critters we brought him to bed with us. In the middle of the night we woke up to this really annoying sucking sound - he was nursing on our male pug. They were best buddies to the end. When Norman (the pug) would get stuck in a corner and couldn't figure out how to get turned around (brain tumor) the cat would "tug boat" him to the center of the room.
He's a licker too. I don't know how many times I've come out of a sound sleep to find him giving me "kitty kisses". He also drools. If he's in your lap getting petted he will absolutely soak you (and himself) with drool.
Of course he thinks he's a pug too.