BOOTS was sooo excited when the lady pulled them on. YAY! It must be Spring at last! It must be wet outside too! BOOTS was so tired of sitting under the bench in the breezeway for months on end.
Spiders. Cobwebs. SNOW BOOTS lived there too, but no fun. So busy since Dec and when they came back inside they were tired and only wanted to sleep.
BOOTS wanted to go out and play! Out in the yard! Look at all the flowers and plants and new shrubs and trees. OK, lady. Let's go!! Grab the camera and let's mosey!!
But the lady left the camera and picked up - OH NO! - garden gloves. *whine*
BOOTS hated GARDEN GLOVES with a deep passion known only to vulcanized rubber. Gloves made the lady work, not play.
And it wasn't just GLOVES. Nosiree. GLOVES ran with a rough crowd like snaggy RAKE and lumbering WHEEL- BARROW.
The lady would step out lightly, but soon trudged, walking slowly on her bad ankle. Raking gingerly with her injured shoulder.
GLOVES allow no rest. Lady used to take them off, lose them, to get a break. But now GLOVES stay on the job, waiting.
DAMN those GLOVES!
Finally, GLOVES came off. BOOTS and the lady sat on the deck where BOOTS got propped up on a bench. BOOTS could see the whole yard. Poor lady, though. So tired.
BOOTS dozed off, dreaming of long walks in the sun, when BOOTS was jolted awake. What? What's this?
Lady got up. Lady grabbed BOOTS best friend - MISS CAMERA - and they all headed out to the yard. HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!
BOOTS knew lady was tired so kept a slow pace. BOOTS got to wander, feel soft grass, smell (yes, smell. After all nothing smells like an old boot!) fresh soil. Hi there, hyacinth. Oh. What a dandy-faced flower.
BOOTS, the lady and MISS CAMERA had a nice time, then everyone went back home.
MISS CAMERA hooked up with MR CHARGER (they are quite the item).
The lady had a date with her ever faithful friend, ibuprofen.
And BOOTS? Well, after all that earlier trudging BOOTS was tired. Maybe a snooze next to SNOW BOOTS.
But first there was something else BOOTS wanted to do (while the lady wasn't looking).
Bad bad BOOTS.