Monday, January 18, 2010

When one friendship ends, a new one begins


Perhaps you've seen these boots on my feet before. They've been around for a long time:

When I came in from the rain the other day, I noticed my feet -inside my boots- were wet:

I've had these friends for many years. But this just won't do:

Wet feet on a farm girl just aren't acceptable:

I don't need anything fancy, pretty, furry, or trendy, they just need to not leak. Sigh...

Fortunately, my husband loves me a lot.
He came home with these for me the other night. Look how shinyyyyyy they are:

I immediately needed to give them a trial run.
Here is a new boot next to a llama foot:

Here's that same new boot with a donkey foot. So far so good:

Here is my left new boot with Kai the llama's two front feet:

And here's one of the new boots being stepped on by a goat foot for the first time:

Now with two goat feet. These boots are clearly durable:

They even look good with chicken feet:

And next to Roxy, the farm pup's feet, they look exceptionally beautiful, don't you think?:

Welcome, my rubbery, new friends. I promise to take good care of you. I hope you like it here:

26 comments:

  1. I love them. What a nice hubby!

    Sandy

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  2. You always find such creative ways to share the simplest joys in life! I smile everytime I visit your blog, and want to thank you for adding cheer to my days!

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  3. What a cute post! And what a nice husband. It's hard to get rid of the worn in boots though, isn't it?
    -Staci

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  4. Danni, you are so funny! It really is hard to give up old shoes/boots isn't it? I have a pair of Muck brand boots and I LOVE those boots! Have had them for five years. May your new boots and you have many years of tromping around together.

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  5. How nice. I love the comparison with your critters.
    I also love your life..., where a new pair of boots is of such consequence.

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  6. Ya gotta love those sweet caring husbands! I'm sure if you take care of your boots as well as you do your critters . . . they'll be lasting a long time!

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  7. They sure do clean up nice too Danni! Now I need a pair that'll keep rattlesnakes from biting me!!!

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  8. Hey- don't throw the old ones out! You should be able to repair them with a bicycle inner tube repair kit, and then you'd have two pair.

    Or the other way you could reuse them is to cut the toe off the good half of the pair and use it at the end of a downspout to direct water away from your foundation.

    And yes, the new ones are byer pretty. What a good husband you have!

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  9. Nice new boots. I want some knee highs like yours.

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  10. "left foot, left foot, right foot, right. feet in the day, feet in the night....." one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books....you should write one about your new feet :)

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  11. Oh dear. A leaky boot is never good. Especially when you live in a very wet place. Those boots served you very, very well. Such good boots.
    And your new ones look lovely. Very similar to your old ones. A basic black boot never goes out of style. Its a classic.
    And like you said. Very durable. Yep. I think they are gonna do just fine. And I bet they will like it there. I mean, look at all the new friends they have met already.

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  12. Nice boots! I wear old shoes out to all the chores around the property, but I need to consider some boots like yours! They sure are pretty!

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  13. Oh yes, every farm girl needs a pair of little black boots to go with that little black dress....not that the dress would come in handy on the farm, but you know?

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  14. i hope the frog moved over to the new boots with you!!!!

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  15. I feel that way when my snow boots start to leak. First I try to find the leak, but if there's a leak, it doesn't matter, you gotta have new ones. And it sometimes hard find a replacement that you like. It was good of your hubby to make that easy!!

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  16. Isn't it funny how we can get attached to plain, old rubber boots. Luckily, replacements are readily available. Hooray for sweet hubbies!!

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  17. I'm so sad your trusty old boots got a blow out on you :-( I just went through that a few months ago, and it was very sad. But it's SUCH a happy day when you get new boots! And just look how happy your lovely new boots look as they meet everyone on the farm! Everyone seems to like them too. YAY for your new boots!

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  18. You have a unique view on life and you crack me up! I love how you find joy in the simple everyday things that most of us miss. Great looking boots!

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  19. This is a wonderful blog! Thank you for sharing your adventures.

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  20. This is a wonderful blog! Thank you for sharing your adventures.

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  21. I hope they serve you well! Mine are steal toed due to the camel...Kim

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  22. All the animals seem to agree: warm, dry, stylishly clad feet are the foundation of The Good Life.

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  23. Okay so I am kinda laughing as you show your gift your DH brought you, farm boots :O) and by the way they are great...

    Myself being a woman whose husband brought her a goat feeder for her Birthday and I was elated...

    I just had to laugh... thinking not tons of women might be happy about either of these gifts tee hee...

    Here is to great farmy gifts!! and great DH's that know what is important to us :O)

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  24. I love this blog! You are sooo funny and your new boots are really great! I was looking for puppies???? Did they just visit? I changed my my id to Canyon Girl, by the way.

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  25. I LOVE your new boots my good friend!! Believe it or not... even this city girl needs her boots to keep her warm!! Miss you!:-)

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