You know when the food is just that good you can’t help but smack your lips in excitement? Well, Kora the Great Pyrenees has gained over 10 million likes for her adorable taste-testing!
The gorgeous rescue dog has gained quite the following on TikTok under the username @wackdog after her ‘pawrent’ shared videos of her ‘chompies’.
Kora has taste-tested steak, chicken, tuna and even mango – which all received excited foamy lip smacks from the giant pup, but raspberries and pickles both got a paws down.
The rescue dog was saved by her owner – who works as an emergency room veterinarian – after being hit by a car and surrendered to her clinic. Kora now enjoys trying all the new and exciting food with her two humans and two furry siblings, sharing hilarious moments to their 225,700 TikTok followers.
Tasting canned tuna gained her over 2.5 million views, and her followers just can’t get enough of her reaction!
One user said: “She appreciates food in a way that I never could, no matter how much I love said food.”
Another added: “I like how this doggo takes time to really appreciate a treat, not just wolf it down!”
But some users commented that sometimes their dogs do the same thing, and asked what it means?
Nutrition and behaviour expert Anna Webb is host of the podcast ‘A Dog’s Life? and explained why Kora seemed to ‘savour’ her tasty treats.
Anna said: “Interestingly, a dog’s sense of taste is far less discriminating than a humans. We have over 6,000 taste receptors in our mouths, whereas dogs only have about 1,500 – so this is the only sense that we are technically better at. Or are we?
“Dogs make up for their lack of taste receptors through their sense of smell, which is estimated at a million times more acute than ours. We have five million scent receptors in our nose, compared to a dog’s 300 million! And the way a dog’s olfactory system operates is completely different from ours.
“The way dogs smell is about transferring odour to their brain through their cold wet nose, but also through their saliva, moisture in their mouth. So this dog’s chomping is a way of understanding the scent of tuna as its scent is stored in his sensory memory bank as something yummy to eat”.