For animals with such a fine sense of smell, you think that pups would want to stay away from our “barkin’ dogs,” if ya catch my drift. But no, some dogs love lickin’ feet and for a few reasons too: to show that they consider you family, to show you respect, to eat that piece of poop you stepped in. All good, heartwarming stuff.
Apparently it’s not a new thing either, as is evident by this glorious statue somewhere in France.
And for a closer look…
Pups start the habit at a young age.
And they find it a difficult habit to grow out of.
Next thing they know, they can’t even look at feet without thinking of that sweet, sweet taste.
Next, they start to bring their friends along.
Apparently Chihuahua’s are big (toe) fans of feet-licking. Makes sense, though. After all, you know the adage: “Lick on something your own size!”
Labs also seem to be quite fond of this funky fad.
But, let’s be real… all dogs do it.
Or are at least thinking about it.
Moral of the story: Don’t worry if your pup won’t stop lickin’ your toes, they do it because they love you! And because your feet smells like their butts, which they also enjoy licking!
Featured image via @lkr80/Instagram