Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bootie

Contrary to popular belief, I am by no means an expert on Bootie. Although, I do love anything that makes my feet warm, I can not remember owning a pair of booties after the tender age of two or so. As soon as I learned that mobility was more effective whilst wearing something with a sturdy sole I abandoned the knitted delights. Recently, a person who I know that will henceforth be referred to as the Beardocrat (even though technically he has no beard, and according to his voter registration claims that he is unaffiliated), was sporting some rather stylish booties. I was intrigued, and this intrigue led me to the internet.

--note to readers of CPR, it is unwise to search booties on the internet

That being said, I discovered that
booties are hot this season that is truth according to www.shoes.about.com and I couldn't agree more. There is nothing like a well knit bootie to keep one warm at night. It seems dogs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hbZMNZnj_A) and infants (http://www.roxycraft.com/crochet_baby_booties.htm) are really interested in this trend as well. Wikipedia also weighs in on the subject:

A bootee is a garment like a thick sock to keep the feet warm.

They are usually worn by people who do not walk (e.g. babies), as walking would soon wear holes in soft bootees.

Sometimes bootees are worn by sledge dogs in very cold Arctic conditions: see Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

In all my research I found only one true bootie hater. L.L. Bean has recalled their booties because children might choke on them. I disagree with L.L. Bean and his/her catalog for the following reason. I recently scored a pair of Bulgarian booties and have never once been tempted to eat them. In fact, I can say I have never felt so free as when jaunting around the kitchen in my booties.

7 comments:

The Rage said...

Hmm,booties huh? I think that it is fitting for you seeing as you are both a dog and a baby. Bazing! I bet puppies are all over the bootie thing - being that they are baby dogs... The ultimate bootie loving combination!

smithfieldman said...

YEs Booty blog. From now on that is what your blog is called, it should be changed from CPR to Booty Blog.

Does BD knit his own booties?

politicchic6 said...

Alas, Smithfieldman, no. His mother knits them for him.

Sled Dog Action Coalition said...

Iditarod race rules do not require mushers to put booties on their dogs. Booties don't have to fit each paw properly. Booties don't prevent many injuries, including cuts from ice shards that form on the paws. For more facts, visit the Sled Dog Action Coalition website, http://www.helpsleddogs.org

The Rage said...

Yikes! Someone is C-r-aaazzzzyyy!!!

stewedslacker said...

wow, first blog in an eternity... about this nonsense? The dude who commented is just sstrange. And teh writer of teh blog, moreso.

politicchic6 said...

Not to mention people commenting who can't spell 'the'...