Friday, February 8, 2013

Oh no! He didn't!


Look at this face. It's a happy face... A playful face... This smiling face dreams of squirrels, rabbits, cookies,  squeaky toys, a well thrown tennis ball -- and rides in the car.  It is face full of joy -- and mischief. It's the mischief I want to discuss today.

Meet Beau Beau. Beau (aka Bo Bo, Pupcicle, Stink-pot, Bud, and Bubbie) is the four-footed companion of my life. He is sweet, he is charming, he is well-mannered --  most of the time. He is pound-puppy extraordinaire. And generally a very good boy.

The Great White Westie-Hunter
During the day he is great white hunter-- ruling the backgard domaine with constant vigilance -- patrolling with energy and interest in any and all.  He seeks out the dead and rotton in which to roll, particularly after he has just had a bath. He barks incessantly as the squirrels jump from tree to tree, just out of reach. 

When he wishes to go out, he speaks (more a low glutteral growl). When he comes back in, he lays down by the door and presents all four feet  to be cleaned -- usually with some disgusting goo smeared all over his nice white shoulders.  

My co-pilot

An angel, you're thinking... and he is most of the time.

But, at night, it can be another story...

Beau is a creature of habit. When I go to bed, he follows me down the hall, ready to hit the crate. Has he been out? Not sure. Should Daddy let him out since he's often the last to retire?  Definitely. Does Daddy forget? Sometimes. Therefore on occasion, there is a nice wet surprise at the side of the bed. Given the location of the accident, I'm sure he's tried to rouse us from sleep. I suspect there is quite the dance before the accident occurs. 

What can one do?  It's our fault for not making sure he goes out at 9:30. No punishment is in order, although I'm sure Beau gets the gist from my exasperated tone of voice. But it's not his fault that Daddy dropped the ball and Mom was too exhausted to be roused from her tourpor.  

Therefore, I offer the link below to the absolute best, bar none, solution for eliminating, no eradicating, dog urine odor and stain from carpet. It is natural.  It is pet friendly.  It is golden!!

Water, white vinegar, baking soda, peroxide. That's it -- go figure!  The list from which clean-smelling dreams are made...

Give it a go. It really works. No more nasty smell. No more stain. No recidivism (hopefully). The trick is to get to it as soon as you can. I have no experience with set in, dried stains as Beau rarely messes up. But, I have heard that this works very well on those old stains. I know it works damn well on the fresh ones.  

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