Introducing The Newest “Bogs Ambassador” … ME.

A few months ago I got an email from the people at Bogs footwear.  They wanted to tell me they were selecting a few people around North America to be “Bogs Ambassadors.”

Yeah.  I didn’t know what that meant either.  So I followed up on the email and discovered the honour was really quite flattering.  Bogs wanted to highlight and recognize  average, everyday people who wear their boots.

4 people would be highlighted.  They wanted one of them to be me.

Once I understood what it meant, (I didn’t have to go on tour or anything) I wholeheartedly agreed to be an ambassador to Bogs boots.  They shot over a questionnaire for me to fill out, asked me to take a quick picture of me doing something I normally do in my Bogs and Bing, Bang, Bogs  … I WAS A BOGS AMBASSADOR.



So here I am.  The newly appointed Bogs Ambassador. It’s kind of like being a real ambassador except I only get diplomatic immunity of I hit someone over the head with my boot.

Head on over to the Bogs website right now to read about a day in my life, on my Bogs page.

You’ll get answers to  how I spend all the hours in my day, what I wear my Bogs for, what Superpower I would choose, and what I wanted to be when I grew up.

Once you’re on the page take a look up top at the other 3 Bogs Ambassadors (all men) and read their profiles.  REALLY interesting group of guys.  And interestingly enough, we ALL own the same pair of Bogs. The Classic High Handles.  Only I own 2 pairs.  ‘Cause I’m a girl.

Tomorrow I announce my first official act as a Bogs Ambassador.



  1. Hope says:

    OK…so now I finally know how it feels when your football team wins..(can never relate to the cheering and yelling.)
    But you got me to say “Yay” so loud my husband asked what was up. When I explained that “the chicken lady” (your name in our house ) won this amazing honor he was once again properly awestruck by your exploits. I regularily update him
    on your achievements and explain my need for a chicken coop! We’re still in negotiations!

  2. Ginny says:

    I bought my Bogs because of you. Having moved from the south to the north I came across things I had never had to deal with before. Like months of snow and shoveling the driveway. I saw your boots, read about them and knew they were the ones for me. I bought the Classic High Handles and never looked back. Someone pointed out that you were the oldest of the Ambassadors but I’ll point out that you look the youngest. And I’m sure you ass does to!

  3. Sebrah says:

    What is Ryan Rickert holding in his hand???? ;-)
    Loving your new status! Average? pfff I don’t think so.

  4. Carol says:

    Congrats, Karen! Excellent job with the questions over on the Bogs site. You will make a top notch ambassador!

  5. Jodie says:

    Nice! And what a great pic!!!

  6. Marion says:

    Madame ambassador, congratulations! I can’t wait to hear about all of your ambassadorial adventures.

  7. Alex says:

    Love Bogs! Congrats on the gig! Ordering a pair has been on my to do list for quite some time now.

  8. Langela says:

    So, Karen, do I now need to address you as Your Greatness or Your Highness?

  9. FLP says:

    A Prayer for Owen M. My favourite book too.
    Bogs will be perfect for Southern Ontario (Dun.) autumns in the garden. Mushy mulch, wet leaves. Yes, there are beautiful sunny dry days here too.

  10. Amy in StL says:

    That’s awesome! I’ve been thinking of getting a pair since I walk my dog twice/three times a day no matter the weather. My sperry rainboots just aren’t cutting it.

    • Karen says:

      Amy – I really can’t say enough good things about Bogs for that sort of thing. They’re made of a weird neoprene type of material for the uppers so they stretch. They fit snug against your leg so rain can’t get in from the top. They’re soft and pliable and they will honestly keep your feet warm no matter how cold it is. I say this as an owner of them, not the ambassador. :) ~ karen!

  11. Shauna says:

    p.s. could they maybe not cut everyone’s head off with their giant logo? I also want to point out (and I think this is a good thing) that you’re not only the only woman, but you’re the oldest. Goes to show that you still got it girl, you can hang with the big dogs, er young dogs, er, um, you know what I mean right?

    • Karen says:

      Yes I know exactly what you mean. You mean I’m old. I’m good with that. It’s not how old you are, but how happy you are. And of course how your ass looks. ~ karen

  12. Evalyn says:

    Congrats on the Official Title. Truth to tell, I don’t care much about the boots, I’m a 39.95 LaForge gir myself. But I now must have a kerosene can to hang from a decorative hook. Seriously, that’s a lovely can.

  13. Shauna says:

    I really really want bogs. The only problem is I don’t have anywhere really to wear them. I suppose I could wear them when I take care of my chickens, but my slip on ugly shoes are so easy. We don’t get much rain or muck in these here parts. They do have good garden shoes though. I’m sure I can find a good reason to buy new shoes – I am a girl;)

    p.s., CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s awesome. I’m sure the perks will be amazing! diplomatic immunity or not.

  14. Natalie says:

    Congratulations! Great answers to their questions. :)

  15. Chris says:

    Congrats Karen! BOGS definitely made a smart decision! You are the cool “chick” in that picture.

  16. Janet says:

    Time to get some…you’ve convinced me. BTW, you are the PERFECT Bogs Ambassador….oh, and very photogenic…you and the chicks. Congrats!

  17. Barbie says:

    OMG! I LOVE it…..and that is a fabulous picture of you by the way! I’m going over to take a look at the a day in your life right now. How COOL for you!

  18. laura says:

    Yaaaaa, another bog wearer!

    I have the super high Riders and wear them all winter long through snow, muddy swamp and cruddy city slush.

    This weekend I was sporting them with white goose pimpled flesh (and a pair of bikini bottoms, a fetching combo) as I tromped out waist deep into our freezing lake to help the fella get the boat cover tied down.

    As long as your feet are warm and dry the rest of you seems to follow suit, icy thighs be damned!

    I love my high and dry bog boots!

  19. AnnW says:

    Wow! Congratulations! I might just order some if I can figure out what plimsoll means.
    Truth: I have been to Africa. I want to go back. If you get a group together, I would love to go with you. That would be so much fun. You can link it to some helpful work if you want. We could wear Bogs and you could film it. My other place to go is Antartica. I would like to kayak there before I hit 70.

  20. Karol says:

    Do you get to wear a tiara with that title?

  21. Kelly says:

    Congrats Karen….does that mean you get a new pair every year for life? I don’t have a pair but now I am thinking I should be checking them out.
    Nice pic!

  22. Spokangela says:

    Wow Karen! That is fantastic. Not much makes me jealous, but dammit I am jealous this time! I LOVE my bogs. My husband bought me some online and shipped ’em to the house to surprise me. Best surprise gift ever. He said I was more excited about the boots than my engagement ring :) But I was just telling my family the other day that the only person in the world who would give me the reaction I think that story warrants is YOU! Congrats lady, you are a perfect ambassador. :)

  23. Mary Kay says:

    That is really cool Karen! Congrats to you!

  24. Colleen says:

    Wow, congrats Karen! I love the picture of you in your bogs with the chickens, but I agree with a comment above, you don’t fit “average, everyday” person, you’re super rad! :)

  25. Dawna Jones says:

    Once again Karen your my hero!

  26. Karen J says:

    If you’re average and everyday then who is above average and everyday? Should we be worried?
    Very cool.

  27. Lyn says:

    Congratulations on this singular honor! Quite a nice pic.

  28. cred says:

    btw- after looking up the other ambassadors, I couldn’t help but notice that you wear your bogs most proudly- you can barely see their boots in their photos.

  29. MelissaM says:

    Madame: Congrats on your ambassadorship. I will say, I’ve owned a pair of Bogs for a couple years now, and while I do like their ease and water-proof-ness, here’s what I don’t like. They are too big. Bogs doesn’t make half sizes, and I fear the 8 would have been too small, but I have a hard time slogging through snow for a while because my feet get tired. Maybe I should try some 8s at a store and see, but I’ve been looking for new boots, and not Bogs because of it.

    Any clues for me, Madame Ambassador?

  30. ev says:

    Congrats Karen! I read your Bogs page–“The lasso of truth”–what a great choice! Except that there would be no politicians to run this place, or, they would constantly be trying to untangle themselves. Well done, Bogs people. Another great choice!

  31. Ruth says:

    Congratulations! You were an unofficial ambassador before, but now you’re legit! :D

    Will you be able to acquire discounted or free boots? Now that you’re ambassador, you will need more than two pairs… SURELY. It’s a girl thing. ;O)

  32. cred says:

    As the person who wears bogs for mucking about her chickens & for baking in her kitchen, you deserve the honour!

  33. ~JackieVB says:

    Congratulations to you on your ambassadorship. And might I say – Cuddles looks very content there on your lap.

  34. MJ says:

    When I first started reading your blog, I saw the Bogs advert and wished I lived someplace where I could where them! Maybe one day they’ll make a tropical version! Congrats, Ms. Ambassador!

  35. Jules says:

    You rule! congratulations!

  36. Jeff Walker says:

    It must be working because I now want to be just like you and own a pair of bogs. But wait… I must have the chickens too! Congrats Karen. That company has good taste.

  37. Anita says:

    Congrats on the title, dont forget to add it to Chicken Coop Desgin Goddess. And which chicken got the privilege of being your pin up partner?

  38. Karen says:

    Congratulations Ms. Ambassador! My boots off to you. Might have to get me some of them boots!

  39. Rebecca says:

    Congratulations! I am a new follower(a few weeks now) and I would like to thank you for your daily dose of inspiration. I start each and everyday with a cup of joe and your blog. Makes me smile and gets my gears running. Our fam of 7 couldn’t deal without Bogs! Lucky for us, our besties own a shoe shop that carry the brand. Keep smiling!

  40. Janie Farmer says:

    Sorry. I don’t muck yuck, walk through/on water so have never heard of Bog Boots. Maybe I AM on another planet or in a coma. Will check them out.

  41. Lynn says:

    Way to go on being chosen….and for being the only woman! I have BOGS and ordered them for my daughter and 5 grandchildren as well. Congrats, Ambassador!

  42. Jen says:

    That is awesome! Can you shorten it to initials….you know that you put after your name? ;)

  43. Judith says:

    So cool! Congratulations, Your Bogginess! I’ve been thinking about the Bogs ever since you talked about them the last time, and I think it’s finally time to cave in and get some. Winter’s a-comin’ on fast, and the muddy autumn dog walks are already here…

  44. Elle says:

    Who’s calling you “average”?

    Enjoy your new diplomatic status!

  45. Tricia Rose says:

    I notice they can’t spell coop, unless your chickens are planning a takeover and Bogs are trying to warn you.

  46. Tricia Rose says:

    AND you look uncommonly fetching in them – but can we see the men, or are you saving them all for yourself?

  47. Laura says:

    I wouldn’t exactly call you an “average, everyday” person. Congratulations!

  48. Aimee says:

    Okay. I LOVE my Bogs. Seriously. I (believe it or not) bought them for rowing (crew). In early spring, the path to our dock floods, and I discovered while we were carrying our scull through 9″-deep water one day that my “fashion rain boots” weren’t anywhere near water tight. Brr. My teammate, who mucks stalls regularly, told me to order Bogs. I did. They are cute. AND watertight. AND warm. AND I am happy. The End.

    Best of luck, Madame Ambassador! Off to read about all your Bogginess…

  49. Sheri says:

    How awesome is that??? Congratulations! I can’t think of a better ambassador.

  50. Lindsay says:

    Congrats! How cool. I bought a pair of bogs, partially on your recommendation, partially on a friends recommendation. Now my husband, mom, and sister all have a pair. And I took a bunch of girlfriends Black Friday shopping for them. You were a brand ambassador far before the title was official, lol. I love them!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *