Yesterday night, I was reminded of Buster in the worst way possible - when I saw a woman wearing a pair of boots that appeared to be made out of him. She was pretty; she seemed otherwise sane, dressed in leggings-as-pants (I won't even get into that) & a weird-but-still-bizarrely-trendy menswear vest. But THE BOOTS. My God, I couldn't tear my eyes away from the boots. It was like she skinned two Busters & put one on each foot.
I tried to stealthily follow her to grab a photo, but I wasn't tricky enough, not like I was with the Wolf Lady. I was really disappointed that I missed an opportunity to show you these monstrosities - & then I woke up to this tweet from Arielle:
It's a pride parade version of the Buster boots! What is wrong with everyone? Dogs are not for wearing. But I guess this chick at Target didn't get the memo, either, because she's wearing a crimped miniature poodle version:
I'm firmly not of the Petco-on-my-feet genre of fashion. To give you a feel for the sort of boots I'm into, here are the three pairs I currently own, none of them involving the use of dogs as snow apparel:
Though I've been known to criticize other people's boot choices (sorry, Alana), I am usually of the "To each her own" state of mind. But I have to draw the line somewhere, ladies. There are so many boot options that don't involve wearing stuffed animals on your feet - in other words, so many boot options that I will not make fun of. Go crazy on Zappos. Better yet, save your money & enter to win a pair of Whooga Uggs, if Uggs are your thing, or if warmth is (PS: discount code 1343SWEET for 10% off for the next week). And I will even admit to secretly liking these boots, which I realize look a little bit like Pocahontas & a cowgirl teamed up to design footwear while smoking crack out of a peace pipe:
That's right, I wouldn't make fun of these. Too much. But the puppies? Are for the petting. Not for the wearing.