Do you ever wonder why dogs sniff each other’s butts?
Whether the dogs are new acquaintances or old ones, they meet up and immediately run to the rear. Most people believe this is their way of saying “hello.“ However, this belief is a myth. Dogs sniff each other’s butts for a much deeper reason.
Dogs have two anal glands in their rectums, which emit a strong scent. Dogs sniff each other’s butts in order to get a whiff of it. The aroma they smell gives them detailed information about the other dog.
The aroma emitted from a dog’s butt tells other dogs vital information about him. It tells his sex, health status and temperament. Therefore, on a first meeting, two unacquainted dogs know if they want to befriend each other or not.
So what does that mean to us?
We need to trust our dog’s instincts.
If he doesn’t like another dog, there is probably a good reason. The other dog doesn't pass the sniff test. So let nature take its course. Allow your dog to choose his own friends because in the long run he nose best.
Now I understand that the Johor Education Department chief Markom Giran and Markof Abd Mutalib's (husband to PAS candidate Normala Sudirman) Headmaster have sniffed each other deeply and their whiffs are compatible!
I pity the children in Johor. Markom was reported to have said:
"We are hired (makan gaji) by the government. So we should not go against the government. Whatever the policy is, we just follow."