May Ling here.
Wanna know a secret about my Daddy? Of course you do!
He has FLAT feet.
podeya... prodera... pordiaris...foot doctor said they were the flattest set of gunboats he's ever seen! Mommy says he needs some Ancient Romans to build him arches.
So, Daddy has problems finding shoes that are comfortable. In fact, most of the time he just wears socks. Which drives Mommy insane because he wears 'em outside, too--like when he waters the garden and stuff. His socks are a disaster when they hit the laundry basket! She's been threatening to buy him slippers for years, and Daddy has always categorically rebelled against any type of casual footwear.
This year, for a variety of reasons, Daddy capitulated during the annual Slipper Conversation,* and chose a pair of moccasins made out of BISON, of all things. We were all shocked and amazed that when they arrived, not only did Daddy like them, he likes wearing them!
It's been a couple of weeks now, and they are getting suitably stinky.
Nothing quite matches the experience of inhaling the delicate, yet heady, aromatic blend of eau de Daddy and Bison bison.
Kitties, for your information: I inhale.
XX May Ling XX
*Augmented by strategic catalog placement in the Little Reading Room