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.

3 comments:

  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...

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  2. popcorn paws + puppy breath = heaven scent

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  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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