Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Drat but Still the "Belle of the Ball"!

 Update!!! Good news from Muck Boots Canada. More on that later.  Dylan at Muck Boots,you guys are fast and awesome. Thank you

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.
                 Benjamin Disraeli


Well I guess I knew it would happen eventually my Cadillac Boots have been wounded in battle with the bush. I have no idea where it happened but I am pretty sure I know how. I was so disappointed since they have only been mine for just over a month. The tag appears to stick out a little so I am assuming that a Prickly Ash Bush was the culprit. I looked at the exposed rubber insulation and decided that this did not seem right I would think for that high price tag they would be a little more durable. They are advertised as farm, hunting boots and I am pretty darn sure that is not an easy life for a boot.

I let it go for a few days while I mulled over what I was going to do, I decided it did not seem fair so I decided to take them with me back to the feed store since I had to go buy salt for the cows anyway. I threw them in a bag and dragged them through the door of the feed store and plopped them on the counter.

The nice lady behind the counter was the same lady who had sold me those beautiful Pink Cadillac Boots; I informed her they were very famous now. They had taken the Blogger World by storm. I am pretty sure she was not impressed by that but she thought it was a shame and thought she could do something. She pulled out her camera and took a couple of photos of the rip. She was going to email those photos to the Muck Boot Company or at least her supplier and see if there was anything that could be done.


All I could do was wait and see what would happen. I wondered how I could possibly stop the rip from getting bigger because we all know they would again continue to roam the wilderness climbing rocks and rail, hiking through more Prickly Ash and wade through water and sometimes mud. Oh Yes; this little set back was not going to stop my boots from enjoying those wonderful things in life. We decided on Fluorescent Pink 3M VeTrap Bandaging Tape for horses. It would adhere to itself and protect the boot while I waited for the Muck Boot Company to realize it was not fair to stop those boots and the wandering girl who wore them from enjoying the life in the bush with a smile. That smile that came from looking down and seeing her Pink Cadillac Boots. 

Oh I do hope they understand that from a simple photo of the rip. I should have written a letter. I know you all understand, but I wonder if they will get the whole story with just a photo.

While I was there standing and ordering salt, then remembering Annie needed more Milk Replacer I noticed a sign that advertised a sale on coveralls, I decided to have a look. I shuffled through the racks of fancy coveralls then I pulled down a boys black lined pair and slipped them on. Oh they fit like a glove over top of all the layers I happened to be wearing on this extremely cold day. I threw them on the counter too. My old coveralls were now ten years old and not very warm, it was time.

My thinking was if I could get my Cadillac Boots at least repaired, and pair them up with these Black Styling Coveralls I am truly going to be “The Belle of the Ball”. It may be “The Belle of the Farm” but "The Belle" nonetheless. That Belle not to be seen by anyone but cows, deer and other random wildlife but I know I will impress.

I left that Feed Store leaving this dilemma in the nice lady's hands. Oh please Muck Boot Company, don’t you know these particular boots are famous?


During the writing of this post my phone rang…..

Well it appears my Cadillac Boots will now carry the scars of bush battle as the lady on the other end of the phone informed me that Goop would make them waterproof but not pretty and there was nothing they could do. "Sorry". Battle scars and so young what a shame.

I may not be the beautiful "Belle of the Ball" in the real world but here on the farm the cows love the now stained with Milk Replacer Black Styling  Coveralls, those Scarred Pink Cadillac Boots and they never give me a funny look as long as I have hay. The animals in the bush do not seem to mind, even the Deer this morning turned to take that second look.  I am "The Belle of the Ball" here. I feel like Cinderella.

All I have to remember is where I parked my coach, climb into that tractor and head to the house and my Prince. Life is good. He thinks I am "The Belle" too. It is in our contract.

Later.

48 comments:

  1. So sorry about the boots B -- I'd go ahead and write that letter to the company anyway and see what happens.

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  2. Wow, too bad about the boots, they really are so cute! I love that hot pink. I know I'd feel like the Belle of the Ball with hot pink boots! :-)

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  3. What a sad thing about the boots- things aren't made to last these days!

    Still, your attitude is wonderful and the new coveralls will make you the fashionista of the farmyard. I am no where near that fashionable when out with the cows and just throw on whatever.

    Stay warm, my friend!

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  4. Beautiful Buttons, the Belle... true Farm Fashionista.

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  5. Buttons,

    Oh no, I'm sorry to hear about your pink boots. It's a shame the company won't do a think to help either. Can they be fix by a professional shoe / boot repair or are you going to fix them yourself?

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  6. You willa always be the Belle of the Ball, B!

    I would still write a letter. I would expect more from those beautiful, pricey boots.

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  7. Buttons if you have your reciept i would contact Muck because they usually will gladly replace them. I love the new header for the blog! and black covealls are awesome! i have black carhart bibs and black wash pants and they are my best friends! :)

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  8. I personally would contact Muck myself if I were you. And thank Goodness for Contracts ! x

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  9. OH! I know how much you loved those boots. Well, now they are boots with a story. :)

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  10. Well, they are still worthy, even with a battle scar or two! I love the pink v wrap- my horse would be jealous!.

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  11. Not a boot injury...noooooooo. That company needs to rethink the construction of their boots if they are so easily damaged.

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  12. That's a shame we all know how much you like those boots , a cool pink bandage hey that's some thing right lol ! Sorry they could.y do anything .Things these days aren't made as well as they were even ten years ago to much mass production for $$ and no care to the products any more ! Oh new coveralls cool ! I am the same , only the cat and dog and the wild life sees me and the odd neighbor but I don't care and Papa says if your comfy why does it matter .The winds have been roaring and howling since yesterday and it's bitterly cold out today we had a dusting of snow over night the sun came out earlier this morning but is now slowly fading behind the clouds as we are to get flurries later ! Have a good day !

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  13. Gosh, so sad for the cute boots!

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  14. You always know how to make lemonade....

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  15. Those boots are fabulous!! So sorry they were wounded in battle.

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  16. Definitely contact Muck Boots directly- they have a Facebook page and I don't think they would want a bad product review on there.
    Yay for new coveralls! Mine are 12 years old, with plenty of rips but they fit so well I hate to retire them.

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  17. They are famous too in Malaysia by now.

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  18. Drat is right! That's too bad about your boots. But you're right...you're still the belle of the ball anyway! :)

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  19. sorry to hear about your boots! I was considering buying some "muck" boots but maybe not....hmmm...

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  20. Buttons, to your blogging friends you will always be the Belle of the Ball!

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  21. Yes contact muck directly! I use to deal with them (as a buyer at a western store) it is worth a shot!!!! Keep us posted.

    Lovely post tho!

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  22. I'm really sorry to hear the company will not replace your boots. What a stupid place to put a tag eh? But a bit of goop and your nice pink wrap doesn't look too awful, honest, it doesn't!
    My green and black felt pack boots are looking a sight. They are cracking on the back seams. The Man puts some kind of goo on them. Too bad, I can't wear them into town anymore though.....LOL. Back to wearing my hot pink skidoo boots when I visit civilization.

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  23. we all have a few battle scars we'd rather not have. sorry they didn't make it right, though!

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  24. Your post has me smiling once again. Sorry to hear you couldn't get your boot fixed or replaced. But at least your still fell like Cinderella. And that is all the matters right.

    Hugs~

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  25. they make pink duct tape now, you know...

    we want to see the boy coveralls that arent slimed yet !

    teehee!

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  26. Too bad. Those boots aren't cheap. I like the pink duck tape idea : )

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  27. Dang! I was hoping they'd offer to repair your boots. They should have held up better than that. Although I do have to say I love your industrious use of vetwrap :) That stuff is great!

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  28. A farm/ranch girls clothing must be warm and tough! I really don't try to be hard on my attire, but things happen. Most of the time I don't know when or how.

    If the pink vet wrap doesn't work, can you whip stitch or super glue the boots? My Mom LOVES vet wrap!

    In the end, as long as you are warm and your Hero loves you that is what counts. I doubt if one of the cows confronts you about the boots.

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  29. Sometimes the worn battle scars, tell a story of where your boots have been, they become more interesting!!

    I tell tales about my blog to anyone who will listen and most people are not interested. Too bad for them!

    I would write a letter to the company or look for a phone number and call them yourself!

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  30. Bummer that happened to the boots after just one month. I recently superglued the sole back in place on a pair of my boots...

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  31. That's too bad that your boot got ripped. They are so cute! I saw your little update at the beginning of the post--hope you end up getting good news from the company. Even if you don't, you can still be the Belle of the Farm! :-)

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  32. Belle of the Ball for sure. Sorry to hear about the boots, but let's face it you don't just go down, feed the cows, and come back. Those boots have seen miles of beautiful country that we all can only share through your incredible photos.
    We are off on our anniversary adventure tomorrow so will have to catch up on all your blogs when we get back.
    Take special care of yourself and of course the hero and Mom.

    Love You, BA

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  33. The pink vet wrap looks like a pretty good fix for now but pink duct tape would be awesome! I hope you received good news from Mr. Dylan! :)
    P.S. Love, love, love the new header!!

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  34. Those are soooo cute!! I'm sorry that they got damaged and you weren't able to get them replaced.

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  35. Well, that's just a darn shame, Buttons. It does not speak well for this company, either. I know it is hard to be fashionable when doing a hard job. There is a catalog that has great women's work clothes and styled to fit us curvy girls, called 'Duluth Trading Company'. They have wonderful hard working clothes and good boots. You might want to check them out. Reasonably priced, too. Hugs, xoxo

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  36. Oh yes I like your bright pink boots - what a shame they got damaged.
    I agree with your other posters to write to the company itself. Good luck!!!

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  37. Oh drat, too bad about the boots! The pink "bandage" looks okay though!

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  38. Sorry about the BOOT BOO BOO!

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  39. wow! Look at all your comments! Your blog and your boots are truly famous. Congrats for the recognition of your writing talent.

    So sad for the injury to those famous boots. I'm thinking all your faithful followers deserve a photo. Give that fancy camera to Your Hero and model those coveralls and boots for us. Please.

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  40. Sorry to hear about your boots!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  41. Well, I guess things are different if you buy from a feed store. Most store..at least any I trade with, if something does not live up to expectations/as advertised, the store will absolutely refund your money. Never heard of a store owner taking a picture of something..you the customer having to wait until a "decision" comes back. Nope. In my opinion the lady..owner..whoever she was, should have immediately taken those boot (she knew you bought them there) and refunded your money or replace the boots with another pair.
    But as I said...things could be run differently in a local feed store.
    I'm sorry your boots didn't last as they should.
    Dang!!

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  42. What a bummer on the boots. I do like your quick fix. I had my pair of camo rubber boots for about 4 years before they ripped. I liked how mine looked with shorts:) Hope the overalls are tougher.

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  43. Well, with the tape on, you know which boot to put on which foot...
    That is the reasonj I wear a wedding ring - so I will always know which is my left hand...
    Still, for that kind of money, they should last more than a month before ripping...

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  44. Love the pink boots! My mud boots are lavender ;)

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  45. I'd contact Muck too. With all the publicity they could get via your blog I'd think they'd want to make it right.

    I bought Amy an expensive LL Bean coat that is coming apart at the seams after just a few months of normal wear. I'll be contacting them too. I get so frustrated at the inferior quality of stuff now days!!

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  46. I thought I left a message on this one>??? Darn Blogger!

    I am so glad that they came through on this - maybe I should look at a Pair...I can follow a company that stands on its word!

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  47. If you paid that much you should receive more than a "sorry". I would find them on Facebook and if you don't have Twitter, put something there, too. With social media the way it is now, companies hate to see negative comments put out there for all to see. Don't give up! But you did a nice job with the pink tape. :)

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  48. that is rotten about the boots, I would think the company could do better

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