Toe Jam

Tyler and I both have a tendency to come down with athletes foot.

I have taken the prevention route by never wearing socks and shoes.

This is a technique that earns me odd looks, smart alec comments, and cold toes in December but prevents the problem outright.

Tyler wears steel-toed boots all day.

He is far beyond prevention.

Tonight I found out Tyler’s most effective cure for his athletes foot. It was a cure I found to be disturbing, disgusting and frankly down right fascinating. Tonight I watched his dog Turk lick every little crevice of Tyler’s feet and then chew off anything that wouldn’t lick off. 

I hate licking dogs.

I really really do. The licking, the repetitive slurping noise, the fact that dogs seem to do it most often in quiet house late at night. Just thinking about it makes me want to yell at a dog. YEECH!

Take a licking dog and add to that Tyler’s feet, (Which I will not describe because this post already includes more information about either of our feet than anyone wanted to know, but I will point out that his athletes foot is bad enough to welcome Turks treatment!) and I was squirming as I watched in horror and fascination the treatment Tyler’s feet were getting.

Tyler, because he is after all my little brother, just laughed at me and encouraged his dog.

So I took pictures to post online after he went to bed.

Siblings, aren’t they great!?!

Personally I’m sticking with cold toes in December!


4 comments on “Toe Jam

  1. John says:

    I think I speak for all of the readers of your blog when I say “Gross”.

  2. Pat says:


    we were growing up, our dog licked my Dad’s feet. He would even pull his socks off to get at them.

    One hunting season a few years back, Reba licked your Dad’s feet for hours!

    I tried it at least once, I’m too ticklish

  3. Corky says:

    EEEEWWWWWWW….I’m with John on this, because I have seen Tyler’s feet!

  4. the other Jessie says:

    I thought I had a high tolerance for the gross. I mean my job has lots to do with fun things like poop, urine, infection,phlegm, snot, fungus, infections, blood and nothing phases me. My puppy licks Coopers drool, slight gag reflex. Turk licking the athelet’s foot off tyler’s feet…big gag reflex. Ugh! My puppy is now liking her e-collar, Ihave to go yell at her. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.