Monday, February 26, 2007
My Cowboy's Birthday present
Being the wife of a cowboy carries with it certain responsibilities that may be unknown to most "regular" wives. These responsibilities include but are not limited to such things as being supportive of the times he wants to go riding, appreciating the finer points of hoof trimming, noticing when hay is “good hay” or “bad hay”, knowing the difference between bridle straps, headstalls, hobbles, and breast collars, knowing how to decipher cowboy lingo and not least of all, choosing a good pair of cowboy boots. When a certain cowboy has a birthday and requests a pair of “black cowboy boots” from his non-cowgirl wife, he really needs to give more description. Does he realize that there are precisely 387 pairs of black cowboy boots alone? Does he know there is cow or ostricth leather; snake, alligator, or lizard skin to choose from? Does he know you can get a pair of boots for $99 or a pair of boots for $989? Does he understand there are round toes, square toes, or pointy toes? Does he prefer white stitching, black stitching, colored stitching to match the colors in the boot, or does he want any stitching at all? Don’t even get me going on the heel types and for heaven’s sake how “tall” should these boots be?
That is why in regard to all of these questions and more, my cowboy husband is getting a gift certificate for his birthday tomorrow with an opportunity to go to town and pick out the best pair of black cowboy boots he can find!
Happy Birthday Honey – you are the best and I love you!