We’ve all been there. You’re cuddling with your precious pooch when you’re overcome with an urge to pick up a paw, stick your nose right in it, and take a big whiff. Your nostrils fill with a slightly sweet, slightly salty smell. Some describe it as the scent of popcorn, Fritos, or corn chips. In any case, it smells like something crunchy, corn-based, and delicious.
Sure, smelling your dog’s feet is pretty weird. Enjoying it is stranger still, but you should feel comfort in the fact that you’re not alone — lots of people dig a good paw sniff, in spite of the obvious dangers of sticking your nose in whatever your dog’s been mucking around in. You’d never sniff the bottom of a muddy boot, yet puppy paws are somehow irresistible.