This special breed of dog has a bill, just like a platypus – it’s just a little less…natural. In fact, it’s a shoe. It’s a dog with its face in a shoe.
We know dogs love shoes, but that “love” is usually expressed with a bit of aggression. When puppies chew your footwear it’s usually just because they’re just sitting there on the floor and readily available – and they need to chew on something to keep from getting bored.
Dogs also have a keen sense of smell – which you think might keep them away from your shoes most of the time. But the truth is, however, that your shoes smell like “you.” It might not be the part of you that you’re most fond of smelling, but to your dog, it really doesn’t matter.
So when a dog falls asleep near, on, and even IN shoes, that means they want to be closer to you.
Or, they’re turning into a platypup.
That’s certainly the case for these 50 furry friends.
What do you think that spell is?
Maybe he thinks platypups get more treats.
In fact, this little guy fell asleep like that.
This platypup has gone straight for the loafers, which are very “in” right now.
Notice how despite the fact that they don’t match the fur, the dog is willing to try the look on for size.
Maybe it’s all about the muzzle fit.
Some platypups prefer the short end of the shoe.
We just can’t explain it yet since we don’t yet have enough information about these majestic creatures.
We think it might need some baby shoes to start out with though.
There’s nothing like some soft shearling to ease the transition.
The floppy ears really complete the look.
Good thing there was a light-colored shoe in the house.
There are usually lots of shoe/bills to choose from, but why not give them all a try to see what works best?
Those holes allow for a lot of extra ventilation.
Maybe the back of the shoe is the smellies part?
Or maybe platypupping requires a bit more practice.
This Springer Spaniel-turned-platypup is going all-in.
But this puppy is just working on her skills until a more suitable bill can be found.
They’re no Jimmy Choos, but Mahabis are the $100 slipper that doubles as a platypup bill.
We think that should be part of their next advertising campaign.
Do you think he chose his bill based on color?
That’s part of what makes this species such a great alternative pet!
Dogs are colorblind, but we just don’t know about platypups yet.
We like how he or she stayed with a neutral color for an on-trend look.
You never know when they might just magically turn back into a dog.
This dog is really bringing out the “blonde” highlights in its fur with this tan slipper.
They tend to committ to the endeavor by getting their muzzle all the way in there.
He fell asleep in there and is really committed to getting his nose to the end of the clog.
They get all the comforting scent but with the option of fresh air when they need it.
This creature, for example, looks like it’s not quite ready for its close-up.
They’re a very fitness-savvy pet, despite not being terrible mobile.
That is, if they had thumbs.
A soft, cushy bill is all the better for sleeping – which is a favorite pastime of the rare species.
So it doesn’t matter how much you’ve spent on those.
They will chew their way into the role.
And she clearly has good taste choosing the suede slipper with the shearling insole – style AND comfort.
We’d say this is one of the more convincing platypups we’ve seen.
It’s really up to the individual creature whether or not they want to blend in or stand out.
But she still has a few months to go before she “fits the bill.”
Don’t let the ears deceive you. Be sure to look for laces on the muzzle so you don’t misidentify the creature.
Oddly enough, it still seems to have its sense of smell yet truly enjoys falling asleep in its owner’s shoe.
Fur ranges from long and curly to short and poofy.
So maybe if your hound decides to change species it’s all for the best.
At least your neighbors might think so.
That may just be the style for the new generation.