There is no denying that shoes are aromatically tangy delicacies. Us members of the pawed community practically live for them. Whether they're laced, unlaced, flopped, it just doesn't matter. Their pungent aroma will always fill our cold, twitchy nostrils and send us into a gnawing frenzy, one that is always to the dismay of the chefs who cook them up: our beloved hoomums.
Caninekind didn't quite understand all the hoopla until one fateful day some bored bipedal decided to login to Pinterest and make a certain photo go viral, a peculiar photograph showing our scrumptious treats in a location they certainly shouldn't be: on our feet.
A shockwave of stumbles & awkward jaunts riddled the doggo community as humans decided to-you guessed it -recreate the photo. And so a heated debate arose: are shoes for eats... or for the feets?
After so many grumbled objections from dog to hoomum & hoodad over their seemingly edible feet treats, our determined counterparts attempted to explain.
"They're to protect your sensitive paws from hot asphalt," they said.
"They're to keep you from hurting your paw pads during backyard playtime," they said.
They said, they said, and they said, but one thing remained clear... We just want to eat the things. Can't we evade the elements ourselves and just enjoy our feet treats?!
We are certainly capable of that, but let's not. Here's why...
Our humans' plees are akin to a parent's who is determinedly trying to get their child to always wear a helmet (Well, sometimes it's more for the amusement than for the safety, but let's just assume they're better than that...). Our furless pals are just dog moms & dog dads who are trying to do their jobs, guys! They're there to keep us safe, loved, and hopefully very, very fed, so we should respect our well meaning chaps and understand that a shoe's purpose is to be worn.
Well, unless we're left alone with their shoes & only their shoes. Then we should most definitely eat them, ensuring that they will never, ever be able to leave the house.
To find the sources for each photo, click on the image or visit our Pinterest board, "A Shoe's Purpose: To Eat or To... Wear?"