So we settled on this photo of Robert playing with Sophie. It appears that he is sticking his nose right into her ear because of the angle and the fact that her hair is up on his cheek. He really wasn’t . . . he was just playing with her and, most likely, nuzzling her little cheek.
What makes it gross? The idea of sticking your nose into your dog’s ear, of course! Doggy earwax? Eeeeewwwwww!