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.
1. Black-billed platypup
What do you think that spell is?
2. The whole nine yards
Maybe he thinks platypups get more treats.
3. Croc-billed platypup
In fact, this little guy fell asleep like that.
4. Loafer-billed platypup
This platypup has gone straight for the loafers, which are very “in” right now.
5. Variations in coloring
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.
6. Shorty pup
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.
7. Start them early
We think it might need some baby shoes to start out with though.
There’s nothing like some soft shearling to ease the transition.
9. Red-billed platypup
The floppy ears really complete the look.
10. The snowy platypup
Good thing there was a light-colored shoe in the house.
11. The Golden Platypup
There are usually lots of shoe/bills to choose from, but why not give them all a try to see what works best?
12. The great white Croc-billed platypup
Those holes allow for a lot of extra ventilation.
13. Rare, backwards platypup
Maybe the back of the shoe is the smellies part?
Or maybe platypupping requires a bit more practice.
14. Nothing to see here
This Springer Spaniel-turned-platypup is going all-in.
15. Practicing platypuppy
But this puppy is just working on her skills until a more suitable bill can be found.
16. Designer platypup
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.
17. Rare, all-black platypup
Do you think he chose his bill based on color?
18. Fireside platypup
That’s part of what makes this species such a great alternative pet!
19. Style-conscious platypup
Dogs are colorblind, but we just don’t know about platypups yet.
20. Espadrilled platypup
We like how he or she stayed with a neutral color for an on-trend look.
21. The napping platypup
You never know when they might just magically turn back into a dog.
22. The nighttime platypup
This dog is really bringing out the “blonde” highlights in its fur with this tan slipper.
23. Gettin’ in there
They tend to committ to the endeavor by getting their muzzle all the way in there.
24. Clog-billed platypup
He fell asleep in there and is really committed to getting his nose to the end of the clog.
25. Peep-toed platypup
They get all the comforting scent but with the option of fresh air when they need it.
26. Danger zone
This creature, for example, looks like it’s not quite ready for its close-up.
27. Athletic platypup
They’re a very fitness-savvy pet, despite not being terrible mobile.
28. Lace-up platypup
That is, if they had thumbs.
29. Comfort first
A soft, cushy bill is all the better for sleeping – which is a favorite pastime of the rare species.
30. Who needs toys?
So it doesn’t matter how much you’ve spent on those.
31. The platypitty
They will chew their way into the role.
32. The Yellow platypup
And she clearly has good taste choosing the suede slipper with the shearling insole – style AND comfort.
33. Really nailing the look
We’d say this is one of the more convincing platypups we’ve seen.
34. Striped platypup
It’s really up to the individual creature whether or not they want to blend in or stand out.
35. Growing into the game
But she still has a few months to go before she “fits the bill.”
36. The view from behind
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.
38. The fuzzy platypup
Fur ranges from long and curly to short and poofy.
39. The platyhound
So maybe if your hound decides to change species it’s all for the best.
At least your neighbors might think so.
40. The spotted platypup
That may just be the style for the new generation.