A bit of random for your day.
After 8 years of living with two dogs who love to play in the garden hose, I finally sought to answer that age old question: why do wet dogs smell?
Typing that very query into Google brought me some very unexpected results, about half of the hits were answers to some variation of "why do white people smell like wet dogs?"
It would seem this is some widely held belief, this smell, so much so that dozens of forums and even a book (http://www.amazon.com/White-People-Smell-Like-Dogs/dp/0967597102) have explored the topic.
I clicked on one of the threads and witnessed humans at their very worst (http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TMGGMAM7I4LKN25EK), not surprisingly, but I still found a chuckle or two:
why do white folk french kiss dogs?http://revver.com/video/68088/cute-girl-mkes-...Deondre wrote:
. They kiss their pets on the mouth. Trust me here, only white people do this. They won?t marry anyone darker than Cher, but they?ll full on French-kiss some ancient bug-eyed dog who drools. Explain that to me, will you? And while you?re at it, tell my why the same kind of old white ladies who won?t even let anyone sit on their good sofa without a plastic cover will suck face with parakeets, which are basically feathered lizards who sit on a little swing and squirt crap all day. And yet the cops find one dead hooker in the trunk of my car and all hell breaks loose"
So, am I the only one who was not familiar with the white people/wet dog thing?
And if you're curious, it seems that the dogs most likely smell due to the protective oil, which is more abundant in some breeds than others. My double-coated shelties take forever to dry, and are more prone to the wet dog funk. And I most certainly do NOT kiss them on the mouth, nor do I keep plastic covers on my sofa. And though I adore Navin R. Johnson as much as the next girl, I don't eat bologna with mayo or twinkies, either.