Friday, February 26, 2010

Not Enough Feet

Guess what mom did on her anniversary on Wednesday?
It wasn't exactly a romantic dinner for two!

She cleaned the hallway closet underneath the stairs!

Do you see all of these pairs of shoes?
The only ones in this closet that belong to mom are the boots. The rest of them all belong to my dad!
He only has 2 feet! Do you think maybe he's over-doing it a wee bit? Mom does!
You all know that our dad had a heart transplant 5 years ago. He got a woman's heart!
All of these Dansko's have come after his transplant!
Nuff said.

This is the stairway that leads down to our basement. We cropped it so no one would have nightmares!
These are all dad's work boots and work shoes.
And he still owns sneakers and there are shoes out in his workshop that he hides from mom so she doesn't know that he has 64 pairs of Dansko's. And don't forget the pair that he currently has on his feet! Do your dads all have this many pairs of shoes?
Yes, our mom owns shoes but it's not even one quarter of the size of dad's collection!

Mom swept down the walls and washed and waxed the floor inside the closet and put all of the shoes back nice and neat!

Here's the best part - dad agreed to get rid of FIVE pair of shoes, which made mom very happy - no Dansko's though!
Some of you asked to see a current picture of mom and dad together after 37 years of marriage.
The most current one we have is our sissy's wedding in June 2007!
So until next time...............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


  1. We're thinking all those shoes would fill our little apt to the brim! BOL!


  2. Holy Moly! Our mom doesn't have nearly that many shoes! Okay, she used to when she got dressed up to go to work everyday. A few years ago, she tried to wear a pair of her old platform shoes and nearly killed herself!

    Now, we know what happens when a man gets a transplanted heart from a woman. Is he better at decorating, now, too? Heeheehee!

    That's a great picture of your pawrents with your sissie!

    Penny & Patches

  3. Oh your dad looks quite dashing in that photo. Of course everybody looks good at a wedding, right?

    The whole shoe thing is a bit worrisome. Maybe your mom should mark them somehow so she can figure out which ones he really wears. It would be curious to discover that out of 475 pairs of shoes he only wears two or three (that is what my momma does).


    P.S. Have you seen the movie Tell Tale? It is kind of violent, but it is a heart transplant story. Might explain the shoes.

  4. Our Dad is the same way with ties - he can never have too many.

    The Rocky Creek Gang

  5. Your dad is sure a shoe fashionista! We are glad that we don't have to wear shoes on our feet. Very constricting.

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

  6. OMD! Is he related to I-melted Marcos?

    A woman's heart hunh? Well it could be a lot worse if you get my drift? So be happy it's just shoes!

    Beautiful picture and what a gorgeous family!

    Luv ya,
    Riley and Star.

  7. Your Dad has enough shoes to rival Imelda Marcos:) Your Mom did a great job cleaning, but maybe it is time for her to have fun and go shopping for some more shoes for her. What a beautiful photo of Mom and Dad and sissy on a happy day!!!

    Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  8. hi m & m!
    oh what a cute post!
    your dad had good taste in shoes!
    emmitt says he would have a collection of cookies like the shoe collection if he did not eat them as soon as he got them.

    please tell your dad, he will keep trying to let two cookies pile up so he can have a neat collection too!

  9. We know this from experience: shoes, ties, shirts -- they all seem to multiply over night when no one is looking. Your dad's shoes do look really comfortable. And as long as he's not going for the nine-inch stilettos, we wouldn't worry.

    We're just tickled to know that your humans are together and happy -- and loved to see them all spiffed up in the photo. What about a family portrait with all four of you?

    Wirey love,

    Jake and Just Harry

  10. Does he wear them all? Our Mom collects shoes, too, but sometimes she puts them in the closet and doesn't wear them. She finds a pair that's comfy and wears them all the time.

  11. Oh, I'm sorry, but this is the best post I've ever read!!!
    Not that I'm siding with Dad, but Dansko does make great shoes...and may I be so bold as to say....if you're still kickin' after a heart transplant, you get to have as many pairs of shoes as you want! :-)
    But the most important part is: the more shoes there are around a house, the more available for chewing!

    And what a beautiful picture-you guys are the greatest!
    Lots of love from Bocci

  12. dad doesn't collect shoes, but he collects ties, and guitars, and banjos....oh yeah, and books! Muzzer says she is just glad he doesn't collect "other women."


  13. Has she checked his undie drawer? If the unmentionables are frilly or silky, we may have the answer. Is he carrying man-purses too?
    The Mr. laffed out loud when he read this...he has like 4 pairs of shoes, not counting the crappy running shoes in the garage. He had to ask HER what Dansko's were...she said , "Those are the shoes Susie wears all the know, comfy girly shoes." She didn't even know they made them for guys. Rather humbling for herself who claims to know everything.

    Anyways, I think yer Mom needs to go shopping fer sure.

    The photo of yer peeps is very handsome. Congratulations on 37 years and we hope they have many many more. And yer hall closet is amazing! SHE is most jelly as she has been cleaning and tossing stuff and packing stuff up to give away and she's not found the bottom of ANY closet yet.

    soft woofie kisses,

  14. OHMIDOG! I LUVS shoes! Especially tennis shoes cuz they're the most smelliest. I also likes the most expensive shoes mom and dad have. I have good taste. I don't know why humans wear 'em on their feet since they're so tasty.

    I luvs the picture of your mom and dad and sissy. They are all very bee-you-ti-ful and look all smiley and stuff.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  15. I have to admit that BB and I are rather the shoe hounds in our family -- SB (my hub and BB's dad) has only a few pairs. Sammy, however, has quite a taste for shoes......
    Thanks for the pic -- what a handsome family you are!

  16. Wow that is alot of shoes.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  17. Hi Maggie & Mitch!
    Your dad sure has a lot of shoes! My Owner Girl has lots too but nowhere near that many!
    :) Tibby

  18. Mom has a thing fur those khlogs too!

    Thanks fur sharing - we both smiled!


  19. We so enjoyed that post. We think it is wonderful that your Dad has the heart of a shoe collecting woman!
    The pic of your parents with your human sissy is so very beautiful.
    Tell your mom she could pass for being her daughter's sister!
    Truly both your parents look very well and happy.
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx
    ps does your Dad, just by chance, have any handbags?

  20. Your dad must hold a Guinness world record for number of clogs owned!! Maybe the heart came from a Danish woman LOL!! My mom loves shoes, in fact she has a WHOLE ROOM upstairs devoted to them - what IS it with these crazy humans??

    Shoeless Snorts-
    Brutus the Frenchie

  21. wauw great shoe collection! :D
    did you see Sanne's?
    she has a hole room just for here shoes! :D

    El'bow & Hauwii

  22. Hi doggers!
    Happy Anniversary to your people.
    Those shoes are hilarious and make the editor feel much better about her two, err- four closets of shoes.
    Love you hall bench too.
    Winnie Woo and Laurie too.

  23. Hi doggers!
    Happy Anniversary to your people.
    Those shoes are hilarious and make the editor feel much better about her two, err- four closets of shoes.
    Love you hall bench too.
    Winnie Woo and Laurie too.

  24. Wowowow! My Old Girl would LOVE to have that many pairs of shoes! Mr. Jason just has...TWO. ha

  25. I love shoes too! But only to chew on. I can see you guys aren't in to shoe gnawing. Probably a good thing!

    And what a beautiful family you have!

    Do you have any nieces or nephews?


  26. Makes sense. Of course your parents don't have any photos of themselves since they're just photographing you all the time. As for your dads shoes being blamed on the transplant, you sent our M ROFL and us BOL and we're loud. Thanks for a hearty laughter.

  27. Oh my word! Your dad will never need to buyt another pair of shoes!!!!!!! The man of our house owns about 6 pairs in total..... and that includes his running shoes and wellies!!!! :)
    Hope you guys have a great weekend. Ros

  28. OH MY
    I would say that your dad has some shoe issues!! Looks like he could wear a pair every day of the year and never repeat the same shoe!!! WOW!!!

    I guess there are a whole lot worse habits he could have huh? LOL


  29. What a collection of shoes! But we think your Dad deserves every pair!

    We loved the wedding photo - you all look wonderful.

    take care
    Clive and the NSLM

  30. Oooh Haaa!!That was a very funny post M & M's. Mom was whooping and hollering with joy that another Mom has to suffer living with a man who has more shoes than her!!!!Yep I reckon Daddy Squares collection could rival your Dad's for sure. He bought the same shoes style in 3 colours the other week Then was wondering if he should wear one red and one purple ..etc.. NOOOOOOOOO. See what we suffer? He has it BAAAAAAD. Mom and I might sneak off and count his shoes to tell you. If we could get past the jackets, coats, shirts....

    Mom says the photo of your parents and your sissy is lovely. All of you are blessed with the handsome and beautiful wand.

    Wiry loves Eric xx

  31. WOW! That's a lot of shoes! Your dad is like the male version of Imelda Marcos. Well, at least with 5 pairs gone he can add more Danskos to his collection!

  32. Look at all those shoes! Wow! Thank goodness us pups don't need any shoes, huh?:) Your pawrents are adorable! Thank you for sharing the picture with us.:)

    Teddy Bear

  33. This is the reason
    If you have that many shoes- then you are assured that your feet are happy and he can do all that work around your spread- like work in the barn and all.
    And sometimes like humans say- someone wears a lot of hats- well he wears a lot of shoes.
    My mommy hides stuff too.
    Your parents are beautiful peoples and I can tell the woman who gave her heart was a beautiful person too- cause I think she wore a lot of shoes.
    I hope i made sense

  34. That is a serious shoe collection! Dansko shoes ae wonderful, there are so many styles and colors to choose from! Love the current picture, you are an attractive couple!! Love, hugs & happy weekend!! xoxo

  35. Crikey were you're pinkies little kids when they got married??? lol 37 years of marriage....they dont even look 37 years old!! Lovely lovely photo.

    Your dad would give Imelda Marcos a run for her money hehe.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy

  36. Hello there Maggie and Mitch!

    So true, our former First Lady Imelda has found her match. hehehe That's a LOT of shoes! Wonder how he could possibly decide what to wear. We could not count how many those are! hehehe

    Happy Anniversary to you great pawrents! Cheers!

    -Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

  37. BowWowzer that's some Dansko collection!! We really have to show this post to our papa.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  38. I think it's cool that you Dad has so many shoes. I would like to have some pup-sized Crocs, personally speaking.

  39. Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
    Your Dad sure has a big shoe collection!
    My mom used to have lots of shoes too but she got tired of cleaning all of them and the worst part is that she did not wear many of them!
    I love the picture of your Sissy's wedding!
    Kisses and hugs

  40. Maggie, Mitch & Sue, thank you soooo much for the card with the beautiful poppy on it! It made our mom's day! It really does help to know that someone cares and is thinking of us!

    Penny & Patches & Lana

  41. omdog my Dad loves shoes too!! I dunno what we can blame it on though, he has the same heart he always had!

  42. Your dad person is lucky that you guys aren't shoe chewers!

  43. Your peeps look quite young considering they have done all that marriage.
    We're a bit concerned about the shoe thing though. You could ring up Oprah, she deals with horders and sends the troops out to help clean up...

  44. Wow! That is a LOT of shoes. In our house Papa definitely has more pairs of shoes than Mama - in fact he keeps pestering her to buy some.

    Thirty seven years of marriage? You have Mama and Papa beat - they will be celebrating 29 years in May.

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci