Update on Beau's licking his paws excessively: and thank you for all the replies. After a week of Beau doing this, I took him to the vet. They pronounced that they saw no fleas, mites, nothing to take a scraping. Said he was extremely healthy looking and said must be allergy. Said could put him on an antihistamine with a cortisone in it, or Atarax, another stronger antihistamine, or could first try children's Benadryl, half tab every 12 hours which I have done for the last two days; no change. Vet said try for a week, and then call back and we'd try the above.
I think all of you are on target about the foods, the walking in grass treated by all these chemical companies. I had already wondered about that as Beau walk on neighbors yards that are pristine due to this chemical spray treatment. So I am being careful about that. The food situation is different; I have indulged Beau by topping off his dry food with cooked hamburger meat or something like a little Cesar's, so have hard time getting him to eat just dry dog food; would love to get this corrected and have tried samples or bags of almost everything, trying to find one kind he will love; right now am on Wee Bites, and did order a bag of Flint River Ranch (he will chomp this only if very hungry as a late night snack).
Other than this licking of the feet, Beau has been an exemplary doggie, and the vet thought he looked extremely healthy. Although I must say, Beau weighs a whopping 13.8 lbs and not due to overweight, but just his genetics. Although have papers of purebred, he seems to have fur more like a Bichon. Well, I dearly love him, he's just the best.
Thanks again for suggestions. Will keep you posted on what I find is the origin of the licking of the dear little paws.