Keep Your Shoes Handy: Good idea!

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Keep Your Shoes Handy

By Boopaints
August 21, 2011

Store an extra pair of flip-flops, crocs or slip-on shoes by the back door just in case you need them.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 10, 2011 6:37 PM CST
In my case it ends up being the other way around: I take my shoes off by the back door before I come in, so that eventually there are about 5 pairs there Hilarious!
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Boopaints
Aug 20, 2011 6:19 PM CST
Hetty, thanks! I am always barefoot and I think I'll just grab the hose and water and then I need shoes after all to walk over the hot gravel!
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 20, 2011 6:30 PM CST
I have shoes (flip flops) inside each door as well as outside each door. Never know which door you're going to go out or in. Like Hetty, inside I'm barefootin'.
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weeds
Aug 20, 2011 6:34 PM CST
Great idea but my dogs chew them up or dig a hole and hide them, maybe I need to work on dog behavior. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Horseshoe
Aug 20, 2011 6:38 PM CST
I own a pair of flip flops! Really, I do!

Although I tend to shy away from shoes I've decided when we get monsoon rains and the chicken pen is feet-deep in mud it is to my advantage to wear flipflops when gathering the eggs. Why? It is so much easier to kick them off before entering my shoffice than it is to high-pressure wash the mud from between my toes!

(And nope, never wear them inside the shoffice or the house but will politely put them on when entering certain stores in the area.)

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Bubbles
Aug 20, 2011 6:40 PM CST
Remember to shake 'em out before slipping them on, though. You might find a scorpion or a venomous spider in them.
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Sheila_FW
Aug 20, 2011 6:42 PM CST
I have old tennis shoes ready for outside at the door and towels for wet dogs when it rains or they play in the sprinkler! Towels haven't been used because of rain in a very long time. Crying
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weeds
Aug 20, 2011 6:43 PM CST
Could we see a picture of you with shoes on, shoe? Ya know, like so we really KNOW.
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Aug 20, 2011 6:49 PM CST
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Horseshoe
Aug 20, 2011 8:13 PM CST
Ya'll are messin' with me! :>)

Bubbles: "Remember to shake 'em out before slipping them on, though. You might find a scorpion or a venomous spider in them."

I've actually tried to put a pair boots on years ago and had mice runnin' up my leg cus of the nest in one of them. No fun.

Weeds: "Could we see a picture of you with shoes on, shoe? Ya know, like so we really KNOW."

I'll post a picture of words at some point. I must admit, it's kinda scary to read though, for people like me anyway. But trust me, I had to wear not just shoes once but bona fide boots.

I must prefer Boopaints flip flop topic for now...much less frightening! Smiling

Shoe (shuddering in his, uh, uh...bare feet?)
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Aug 20, 2011 8:21 PM CST
Great shoe, does that mean it will be a thousand words?
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Horseshoe
Aug 20, 2011 8:25 PM CST
Heheheh, I'll go do a word count! But trust me, you may not want to see the whole picture anyway. Yikes!

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Aug 20, 2011 8:35 PM CST
Ok, give us the Cliff Notes version.
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Horseshoe
Aug 20, 2011 8:40 PM CST
No! I'm shy...
and I hate to go off-topic...

Sure you don't wanna talk about flip flops? They're scary enough! *grin

Shoe (who keep fergettin the little yellow creatures at the bottom of the page)
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Aug 20, 2011 8:42 PM CST
Well, since it is your shoes and your story, you choose. Those little things down at the bottom scare me sometimes.
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Horseshoe
Aug 20, 2011 8:50 PM CST
Yeh...have you ever looked at them upside down? Yikes!
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Aug 20, 2011 8:56 PM CST
Nope, too old to stand on my head so I will take your word for it.
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dahlianut
Aug 20, 2011 9:29 PM CST
I only have one pair of dahliafeets and I wear them everywhere. I used to have flipflops but one would always disappear. Just like mittens. Methinks they are solitary creatures those flops and mittens are.
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Aug 20, 2011 9:30 PM CST
Dnut, add socks to that list.
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Aug 20, 2011 9:40 PM CST
weeds methinks the dryer gremlins steal the socks. I always keep the ones in the hopes that the others will come back but they never do Sad We recently got a new dryer and they took the old one away, full of socks I'm sure.

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