Apr 15, 2011

till the cow comes home

The other day I rolled up the boring beige carpet I'd had for the past four or so years. I gave it a good vacuuming, a good beating...and a good washing with soap and water...and then I gave it to Goodwill.

I'd intended to put it back, all clean and fresh, but before it could even dry, my fickle heart saw something else.

I'd seen some cowhides on sale locally, and finally decided to break down and buy one. I'd even solicited my uncle to see if he could send me one of the hides of his own cows, but that proved to be foolishly complicated.
If only he raised zebras!

Anyway...I'd missed out on buying one (for cheap!) when I was last in Houston, and regretted it ever after. So I wasn't going to let it slip away this time. I managed to get 10 percent off too.

It's kind of like having a pet.



I call her Daisy.

9 comments:

designing wally said...

That Daisy is mighty fine...
About six months ago I had to choose one for a client at ABC Carpets in Manhattan (they had about eighty, top quality), the list price: $799.00. Luckily they were having a thirty percent off sale and I had a coupon for fifteen percent off from the NYT, so, I got out of there spending a mere $329.00 + tax.....

I hope this made you feel really great about your purchase!!!

Psst. My client calls hers "Floora".

TB said...

My Holstein's name is Suzette and she stays right next to the bed.

David Toms said...

We have real zebra and giraffe.

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

Fabu!

We're beginning the process of redocorating.

normadesmond said...

throw a little steak sauce on ol' daisy.

Ur-spo said...

a really thin and flat pet.

ricola said...

lovely! I've been wanting sheep skin rugs for a while.

mrpeenee said...

I squealed aloud when I saw it. Too, too.

Margaret said...

Is that your makeout couch?