When A Dog Sniffs...

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    ...have you noticed that its mouth is always closed?

    After over 82 years and many dogs, this has only recently occurred to me!

    Hal
    (Barbie is definitly NOT sniffing here!)
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    A closed mouth catches no flies.
     
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    My MIL always said, "A dog always sniffs his own hole first"!
    Frank
     
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  4. Shirley Martin

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    As opposed to what? :rolleyes:
     
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    All joking aside, folks...I've come up with the theory that a dog knows that when it closes its mouth, the air that contains the scent is channelled through its nostrils and over its olfactory gland, which is the organ that makes a dog's sensitivity to smells 50 times more efficient than ours.

    With its mouth open, very little of the scent would enter the dog's nostrils and would go straight to the lungs without being detected.

    Hal
     
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    Let's try noticing if people close their mouths when they sniff. I do.
     
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    @Shirley Martin

    I think it depends on what they are sniffing......
    Frank
     
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    How about an underarm? Socks, underwear, t-shirt, to see if they need washing? (I think that's just the male way.)
     
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    @Shirley Martin
    Once, my Mother visiting us for a few weeks when we lived in Phoenix, she baked a luscious apple pie, while my wife and I were at work. That evening, I ate the whole danged pie, not at one sitting, mind you, but it just tasted so good: reminiscent of my childhood, when she baked everything from scratch, the old-fashioned way. My wife proclaimed my behavior atrocious, but my Mother only smiled.

    "Et the whole pie" story has remained amongst our thoughts over all these years!

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    Mothers are like that. :D
     
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    Come to think of it, every creature, human or other, always closes its mouth when sniffing!

    Hal
     
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