According to some experts, dogs sniff each other’s backsides as a way of introducing themselves to each other. Others claim that it’s a little more complicated than that. They assert that dogs have two anal glands in their rectums, which emit a scent (mostly) undetectable to humans. This aroma essentially acts like the back of a baseball card, detailing the sniffee’s vitals—everything from gender, health status, temperament, even what they had for dinner last night. These so-called experts claim this behavior is analogous to the fact that we humans are able to recognize people by faces, clothes, and speech patterns.
Sniffing butt, is not just sniffing butt. It’s not just a way for our canine friends to say, “Hello, how are you doing today?” It’s not just a way our furry friends get the rap sheet on their fellow dog parkers. They’re doing it because they are in the “mood.” Think of it more like kissing than shaking hands, tonsil hockey without the tonsils. When one dog takes the nose plunge into another’s rump, it’s like getting to first base and saying, “I’m down to party, and by party, I mean make whoopee. Are you game?”
We at HelpJoey.com are on a mission to stop this sordid behavior, and to get cats and dogs to “stop chasing tail.” But we need your help! Though it may look harmless enough, a little sniff of the nether region will surely lead to more illicit behavior. And that’s the last thing we want. By putting a stop to sniffing butt, we’re putting a stop to doggie foreplay. Which is good, because then they won’t do the freaky deaky and certainly won’t procreate. And if they don’t procreate, they won’t add to the already overwhelming animal overpopulation problem in this country.
The same goes for cats. Though they may seem too prim to indulge into such unsavory behavior, I’ve never met a kitty who would pass up a good butt sniffing opportunity.
So let’s stop them all from sniffing butt. Starting…now.