Leaking Gumboots

Why they banned fast food on the Serengeti

The greatest blow in life is to get up on a winter's morning, half frozen anyway then stick your clompers into wet, cold water filled gumboots. Stupid here left them out one night after feeding out and of course Mr Storm kindly filled them both up with literally a gumboot load of water..frozen toes and wet to go just have to be a recipe for exposure. Well I didn't cark it did I..instead I got the feeding out done. Took off the wet gumboots and stuffed them full of newspaper to dry out. Fine nice and dry the next day..well they were until I stomped into a dirty great pile of deep muddy water and found my feet were yet again soaking wet. Cause? Both gumboots had sprung a darned leak. I like my gumboots now I have to get a new pair..damn. This pair have lasted me 5 years and they've been used every day. Heck I live in the things. Maybe those holes will make good ventilation in summer. I'll keep em a bit longer until they fall to bits that is.
I've come to the conclusion my life is just one big cartoon and a bad attitude....I'll leave it at that..


  1. I love your drawings! They always make me smile. Good for you finding the humor in "soggy" situations. :-)


  2. That gumboot story is very familiar Liz - happens to us all sooner or later. As does boots springing a leak - we never find it until our boot fills with water (or worse). Love the cartoons - its good you can laugh about it. Enjoy the new gumboots!

  3. Oh, I can remember the feeling of icy cold water in gumboots first thing in the morning but not a full gumboot's worth lol.

  4. You are one funny lady!
    Here is something silly that you might like.