That little doggie of ours is smart. He recognizes popcorn popping in the microwave (versus other items just exploding in the oven). When he hears it, he insists on having some. Insists. He gets up on his hind legs and waits. If you don’t see him immediately, he changes locations and tries again. And again. And again.
Then he becomes “vocal” if you do not fulfill his popcorn needs. It starts with a short whine and progressively grows into multiple whines until we give in, which always happens.
Popcorn and french fries in the car while traveling are the two types of people food he insists on having. Yes, we indulge him to keep him from yelping too much. He’ll get a kernel or two from the popcorn and small bits of french fries. I know that potatoes give dogs gas. Hopefully popcorn is not bad for them.
Does your dog insist on particular people food? Or maybe your cat?