Break In

Break in hiking boots. I got myself new hiking boots for my winter walks. Unfortunately, a brand-new pair of hiking boots will be too stiff at first to provide comfort. It looks like Mr. Bowie’s ready to assist me with the break-in process. But probably he’s much more interested in the box.

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

63 responses

  1. Mr. Bowie considers the boots to be “intruders” – that is until they pass the “sniff test” of course! New hiking boots take some time to become at one with the hiker. I’m wondering if Mr. Bowie expects you to pack him up in a backpack so he can join you on those hikes?

    Hugs, Pam

    • Hi Pam! I would love it if Mr. Bowie could join me on my walks. But unfortunately, there are too many dogs in my neighbourhood and it would be very dangerous… for the doggies! 😉

  2. Zijn pootjes zullen te klein zijn om de botten wat uit te rekken, maar zijn poepie zou hij wel kunnen gebruiken.
    Maar bovenal denk ik toch dat de doos zijn favoriet is…

    • Hi Christine! Oh no… snow… the horror…the horror! Go get yourself a fresh hot coffee, my dear friend!
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  3. If Eos was still there, she would be whispering in Mr. Bowie’s ears trying to get her nose back and then put her head in the shoes and occasionally pee in (precious memories for me): D
    Good hiking (with or without cat pee)

    • Hi there, my friend in Paris! Thank goodness Mr. Bowie doesn’t pee in my shoes… although it’s kinda funny. Hope you’re doing well!
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    • Oh yes… The spray I used for rain and snow protection had a typical chemical smell… You can see Mr. Bowie didn’t like it too!

  4. Hope you get those new boots broke in very soon sweet Herman so you can walk comfortably when the cold comes. Keep enjoying that box sweet Mr. Bowie I am sure you would gladly help those boots get more comfy if you could. Hugs and nose kisses to you two from all of us.

  5. Hopefully Mr. Bowie isn’t planning on helping you break those in by scratching and nibbling on them. We are sending peace, love and understanding back to you and some purrs as well. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

    • I’m wondering if I should buy hiking boots for Mr. Bowie… More boxes for Mr. B.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friends! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” and sends his regards!

  6. Oh Mr. Bowie will break-in the box for you all right! Don’t know about the boots though… Can you think of any motivation? Incentive? Bribe? I am afraid you will have to make short walks around the neighborhood, all by your own, Herman …

    • I guess you are probably right, my friend! But I need my walks to find some peace of mind and stop worrying about stupid things around me…
      Well ok, I’ll stay at home today and have a good strong espresso… 🙂

    • Mr. Bowie didn’t liked the box in the end. He prefers a bigger size, I guess… I haven’t tried out the new boots, I’m waiting for colder weather… 😉

  7. That’s a good plan! Hiking through winter 😀 If you can’t beat it, join it. Funny about cats and footwear. Blossum rolls around in daddy’s shoes the moment he arrives home from the office. Too bad about the hairy shocks, but we love her. Does Mr Bowie shed much? Our cats should be bald by now, but they never seem to stop shedding, ha! Cheers boys! xk

    • Hi Boomdee! Oh yes, Mr. Bowie shed much fur too! I’m collecting his fur to fill my pillows… 😉
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day, my friend! We have to stay indoors because of heavy cold rain. Got to keep those boots dry… 😉

    • Hi Charlotte! I fully agree… I don’t like switching my old shoes for new ones. I tried the new hiking boots on two short walks this week and they are really very comfy. Thank goodness!

    • Guess Mr. Bowie will be very happy on St. Nicholas’ Day because it’s a very very big boot… 🙂
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day, Susanne!

    • Oh yes, I always prefer to wear my hiking boots, they feel so comfy…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful day and wishing you a very happy ending of the year!

      • Herman, you had a very kind comment for me here. . . I was so busy with preparing for Christmas I was wrapping gifts, making food and went from Christmas Eve with grandkids, grown kids and then up to simple times with my Mom, son and brother. It all went well. So, your wish for a happy ending of my year came true! Thank you!
        Now, hoping you are going to have good times, best in health and no worries in 2019! ✨🎍 🎉 That is supposed to be bamboo for peace!

        • Thank you so much for your kind and heart warming comment! Glad to see all went well with you and your family, that is so important in our lives.
          Wishing you and your loved ones all the best and a wonderful 2019! Thank you for visiting the blog. Much appreciated!

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