Thursday, July 8, 2010

Popcorn Paws

Above, you will find a photo of THE most adorable dog in the world, his name is Ramos Gin Fizz. You will also see a close up of his paws and a bowl of popcorn. Why, you may ask, are these together as if they have something to do with each other?? Well they do, obviously. And if you have a dog, you should already know why. There is a phenomenon out there, sometimes referred to as "popcorn paws" and in some circles "frito feet" ... both corn products. Despite the fact that popcorn paws gets over 2 million search results on google, including several businesses with the name, I'm finding very few scientific explanations of this. One vet suspects it is the smell of a common, non-infectious bacteria. The most important thing to realize here is that some guy named Murray Weinstock was so passionate about popcorn paws that he wrote this. Listen and weep.


  1. This is so true! and any dog owner definitely knows what you are talking about. I used to say it was more potato chip-y than popcorn-y but its definitely a strange phenomenon...

  2. popcorn paws + puppy breath = heaven scent

  3. There's also the equivalent: puppy paw, when the frito feet hasn't set in yet. About 9 years ago, I got a dog having never had one before. A friend came over and was so enthralled by the puppy paw that it really stuck in my brain. I remember smelling the dog's paw later on and not knowing what she were talking about, because it didn't smell like anything. I later learned what when she started smelling like corn chips.


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