My husband has a habit of overfilling the popcorn maker, AND leaving it where our youngest dog can reach it. Mind you, she’s a very stretchy dog, so it’s a bit hard to put things on the counter and be positive that she won’t get them. Long dog is long.
Usually I can tell when popcorn is being made, even if I can’t hear it, because the dogs race out of the room and abandon me. (Normally I am surround by dogs, and have to be careful about moving my chair, or I’ll make a dog yip.)
As for Ripley loving the popcorn maker, there are times when I imagine that she croons little love songs to it when it’s not on, as if to let it know that she loves IT, and not just the popcorn that it makes. She’s a very thoughtful dog.