In the capital, a broken dog begins to settle in. This dog used to live in the country, but he kept getting caught in bear and fox traps which busted the poor dog up. The dog didn’t want to live like this, so he decided to settle in the capital city where there aren’t pesky animal traps to get caught in.
In order to help the dog settle in, the capital cobbler makes him a pair of shoes (しゅう). The shoes help him walk on his hurt legs, but more importantly, they help him relax and feel like a dog again.