These are very special wooden shoes. My Grampa, that I sadly never met, bought these shoes in the early 1950’s in Volendam, Holland. He was in the army in Europe and saw the people in Holland really wearing these shoes, and wanted a pair. They even have the town name carved into them. Mom and her brother used to try to wear them when they were little, now I am posing with them. I’ve been to the Netherlands but only Amsterdam. It is Wordless Wednesday, but I had to use words to let you know how special these wooden shoes are.
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Cathy Connolly says
What a beautiful furchild!! Love that face 🙂
Thank you, I’m blushing under my fur!
Molly The Wally says
And very special they are too as are you. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly
Nice family treasure.
When I was a child I used to be completely OBSESSED with wooden shoes! (Windmills and tulips too)….loved this!
As long as the red light district wasn’t on your list it is all good 😉
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
They are very beautiful and what a wonderful keepsake.
Thanks, we think so.
Wooden shoes make me think of tulips which make me think of Spring! Love Dolly
That is a good point. We are going to actually be above freezing next week – amazing!
Donna O. says
Those are special shoes. Over here, I’d have to hide them so two special hunting dogs wouldn’t chew them up. 🙂
We have never thought of chewing on them, but we aren’t big chewers.
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
wow! Thats so cool that they even have the name of the town carved into them!
Great post, thanks for sharing!
frum our pack at love is being owned by a husky
We think they are pretty neat and by American standards, pretty old.
Roxy the Traveling Dog says
Wow, that’s really awesome!!
We love those old shoes.
Sparle the PBGV says
Like you, Emma, the wooden shoes are a special family treasure. Yesterday I learned how to use the doggie doors all by myself! The mom says there is a cold swimming lesson for me today. XOXO Sparkle the PBGV
She should get you a raft set up like Bailie had in Florida to work on your core. Bailie loved it.
Happy Healthy Dog Blog says
Special shoes and a very special dog;)
Now if only those shoes were my size!
Those are indeed special shoes Emma, what a nice way to remember your Grandpa.
Mom is really sad that we never met him as he loved dogs, especially shaggy ones like me. I’ve heard a lot about him, though.
Cathy Bennett says
We love your words Emma – even on a Wednesday!
Woof, howl, howl…
Ellen Shedlarz says
So nice to have special remembrances from loved ones. Emma you look particularly beautiful today. Enjoy the day and maybe it will warm enough to go on a long walk this weekend.
It was 10 above this morning…practically took my fur off with all the heat!
Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom says
Those are very special shoes… I love their story!
Now i have the song about mice with clogs on in my head lol:-)
Oops…sorry, didn’t mean for that to happen.
Yes, they are special. Imagine the long way they came to you. And I bet the woodcarver/cobbler who made them would be amazed that the wooden shoes he made in the 50’s are in a wordless wednesday photo together with a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen – girl in 2014 :o)
This is very true!
M. K. Clinton says
Those are really pawsome! Have you tried them on yourself?
No, I could fit all four paws and then some in there. I’m not big on wearing shoes, kind of a barefoot girl. Katie and Bailie wear shoes much better.
Nailah Bone says
Wow, those shoes are really pretty! The carving looks so intricate. 🙂 I’ve worn geta’s before (Japanese wooden sandals) so I wonder how these would compare.
These are much bigger with more carving space for sure. All those old “foreign” shoes are interesting, though.
Ann "Paws" Staub says
Interesting Emma. I wonder how easy they are to walk in?
They aren’t bad according to the humans. Some people still wear them actually.
Woof Woof Mama (@WoofWoofMama) says
Those sure are some very special shoes! And good thing they are made of wood so you can’t chew them up…not that you would do such a thing LOL!
My sisters and I have never been destructive chewers. We each destroyed one or two items as pups but that was it. Mom is lucky!
We have seen these shoes all our lives, but we can’t imagine wearing them. They look very uncomfortable, but they are quite striking looking.
The people used to wear them all the time, some people still do wear them. They are not bad really.
Jan K says
Those are so cool, and such a wonderful keepsake to have. My grandmother had some Dutch in her so I was always interested in things like that.
They are really neat.
SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) says
Very cool shoes Emma – do they fit you? Can you go clogging in them?
I can fit all my paws and then some in just one shoe!
Those really are special Emma and just filled with memories!
They sure smell like memories too 😉
Pooch Smooches says
Very cool! My girlfriend and I went to Amsterdam years ago. We also went to these amazing tulip gardens – I forget exactly where they were. Soooo beautiful! (You do have to wonder how those wooden shoes could be comfortable, no?)
We like the Netherlands, a really neat country, and their tulips are amazing!
Emma those are very beautiful wooden shoes although I would think very uncomfortable to wear. That is also a very pretty picture of you:)
Thank you. I’m glad we don’t have wooden dog shoes!
Hawk aka BrownDog says
Never saw real wooden shoes! So amazing.
Y’all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog
You need to head to the Netherlands, they are known for them. People still wear them for some things.
Dogs N Pawz says
Those are some cool looking shoes Emma!
They are really neat.
Those are really cool shoes! Pretty picture.
My Mommy would love those Emma. Happy Wednezday xxxxooxxxx
Mollie and Alfie
You aren’t that far away, you could go get some.
The clogs are really pretty. Don’t let Bailie chew them!
My sisters and I don’t chew on stuff much, thankfully says my mom.