Dogdew (dawg-doo) n. The moisture on a dog’s nose.
Dogs and cats have cold noses, a given fact. What is that stuff that makes their noses so wet and cold? That is dogdew. Unlike regular dew which builds up on plants overnight in humid areas, dogdew builds up all day long, even in the winter. So if Sparky or Sport tends to have a curious streak, and wants to investigate which other neighborhood pets you might have been around, don’t be surprised when that dogdew wakes you up as your pet is sniffing you, especially if you have been around his or her mortal enemy, the big black cat next door. If you dog is big, you might be hit by backfreeze when your dog comes up behind you, and sniffs at your back to still find out if you have been around the cat next door. It’s easier to cheat on your mate than on your pet. Pets know when you’ve been giving their snuggles and kisses to another furry critter. Dogdew might have been created to help a dog exact its revenge for this act. Even though dogdew might be cold and wet, be glad when it is there, because if it is not, then that means a trip to the vet at worst, a little fever, at best. Yes, we do want to make sure that dogdew is intact.