Does anyone else look at this stairway bed and think smelly feet? Well, it just might be the day.  It’s another bed that we found on the long road of searching for new beds for Totally Kids fun furniture & toys, and another that we most likely will not stock. And by now, you know why. No silly, not the smelly feet thing, not up to our safety standards.

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While walking along the Pearl River in Guangzhou we found this to be disturbing, a man selling among other animal parts, rather fresh looking tiger paws with their orange and black striped fur intact. Isn’t this illegal?  If not you wouldn’t you think that it should be.

Tiger In Crisis explains that the Chinese culture believes that nearly all parts of the tiger can be used to derive some medicinal cure for any number of ailments. Here are some examples of how tiger parts and their derivatives are used in traditional Chinese medicine and causing the tiger to be a critically endangered species:

Tiger claws: used as a sedative for insomnia

Teeth: used to treat fever

Fat: used to treat leprosy and rheumatism

Nose leather: used to treat superficial wounds such as bites

Tiger bone: used as an anti-inflammatory drug to treat rheumatism and arthritis, general weakness, headaches, stiffness or paralysis in lower back and legs and dysentery

Eyeballs: used to treat epilepsy and malaria

Tail: used to treat skin diseases

Bile: used to treat convulsions in children associated with meningitis

Whiskers: used to treat toothaches

Brain: used to treat laziness and pimples

Penis: used in love potions such as tiger soup, as an aphrodisiac

Dung or feces: used to treat boils, hemorrhoids and cure alcoholism

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Wonder if seeing these pigs feet might have something to do with smelly feet on the mind today?

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Send these cute fortune cookie booties in a take away box to one of your newest friends.

We have certainly been on an amazing journey the last few weeks with more awaiting.