Scrapbook One Hundred Thirty…



Not Tired Yet


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The Cuddles Twins

Okay, so we look a little wear weary, who cares? And the tarnish we’ve taken on is from walking around for the last forty years. It just proves that we’re low maintenance.


Illustration by the author

But to say we’re on our last leg shows you don’t know doodly. Who asked you anyway?


Keeping an eye on wannabes

Nobody wants you so your future will have to wait a while, because it just will. Our seasoned guard dog is watching you. Besides, your label says “Fabrique en Vietnam,” Ha, big deal! Don’t call us, we’ll call you.


Cuddles off duty

Bubba doesn’t call us “Cuddles” for no reason. It’s an endearing term. We have dependability on our side so you can go cool your heels in the closet and gather dust with the other standby wannabe house shoes. Our place is near his recliner in the den. Got that?

Sure, we’ve suffered some usage wounds on us, or “battle damage”, to quote the boss, but what’s wrong with having experience?


Doesn’t Bubba wear us when he needs warmth and comfort around the house and in the yard? Yes, it’s us he wants, not you. His toes have indented little compartments in our sheepskin, and they’ve grown to like the fit.



Not Cuddles











Your labels say ‘Made in China,” and “Fabrique en Chine,” respectfully, so we’ll count you guys out also.

“This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more …”

Thank you Mister Shakespeare, but we didn’t ask for your opinion, and we’re not ready yet to retire. We’ll let you know when. Hope you’re taking notes.


Cuddles on duty

No comfort shoes can compete with us when it comes to staying power and customer satisfaction. If you don’t agree, then prove your point and Bubba will send you one of his experienced socks.