19 March 2013

popcorn dog smell


a photo of me & archibald on a walk this afternoon. 


and a weird story: 
in college, bernie the beagle lived with me one summer. 
i started to notice that after she napped under a blanket for a long time…
she smelled…like…popcorn. 

i know it sounds crazy, but it's true. 

but i never wanted to say to robbie, "hey, your dog smells like popcorn." 
( right? i don't know. is it unbecoming to decipher a dog's odor? do i have a misperception of popcorn smell? these are the questions that bounced about in my noggin. ) 

anyway, after we were married & moved into our first place together, 
a couple weeks went by. and i still didn't say anything about popcorn dog smell.

and then, one brilliant morning, robbie lifted the covers on bernie, 
and was overcome by that singular scent. 
he turned to me, and said: 
"do you know what bernie smells like right now?"
i nodded. i held my breath and suppressed a grin. and like a miracle, he said:
"she smells like popcorn." 

and then i loved my husband more than i ever did before. the end. 

28 comments:

  1. I don't think I have ever seen you in pants until this photo. :) this is a cute story.

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  2. @bri: it's a rare sighting, for sure.

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  3. This post makes me feel less weird because I swear to heaven, dogs smell like Fritos. Frito feet to be exact. Not quite popcorn but close enough for me. No wonder you married that guy... ^^

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  4. You give me major hair envy. Just saying. :)

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  5. Such a cute little story! And the best dog!

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  6. You are a marvelous storyteller. Seriously.

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  7. you look good in jeans girl! cute outfit :) and cute story! i feel like every dog has it's own smell....as strange as that may be. some are more bearable than others haha!

    xo,
    kristyn

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  8. my dog actually smells like warm saltine crackers after she's been sleeping...!

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  9. maybe my favorite story ever.

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  10. i love this story. it is so cute!

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  11. Your hair looks fabulous girl.

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  12. so cute! i've heard that dog feet smell like fritos, too.

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  13. heehee! i really love this adorable little story. and i'm pretty in love with Archibald as well...such a cute fella!
    ps. i'm totally with @WhitBNimble...the Frito puppy feet phenomenon has always amazed and confounded me. its uncanny!

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  14. @everyone: …i just love what everyone has chimed in about fritos & warm saltines…it's really made my day.

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  15. Oh this had me laughing out loud! How adorable!

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  16. You are beautiful!! Now, is that popcorn with butter and salt, or cheese, or chili powder...:)

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  17. So my reaction to this post was : This is the best story I've read all day.
    My mister's reaction was : Why are bloggers so weird?
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  18. @janice: oh, butter & salt, definitely.

    @heather belle: so. awesome.

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  19. cute story - i love this! i just found your blog. it's lovely and i'm excited to be a new follower!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  20. p.s. i always say that our dogs smell like chicken noodle soup. haha.

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  21. This story is adorable.

    waitealittle.blogspot.com

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  22. Love your hair!

    Jess,
    cherryfoxes.blogspot.com

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  23. dogs give off a scent in their paws when they "sweat," usually described as corn-chips or Frito's

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