Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Oh, Sh...rug

This morning I woke from the kind of sleep that makes your limbs weigh 45 pounds each, stumbled downstairs and had breakfast, fed Anna her breakfast, deposited her in Aaron's computer room with him, and went and took a shower. Important note: I have no idea what the dog was doing at this time.

Oh, crap, yes I do. And that's what it was.

When I returned downstairs I decided maybe the girl should get out of her wet diaper and pjs before, you know, she took a nap. I took her into her room but realized I wanted to grab something out of the bathroom. I turned around and saw . . . oh, sh . . . rug! The new rug! Noooooooo! A great big puddle of doggie diarrhea. I took a step and slip! A second pile, now transferred to the white square of the rug with my very own leather moccasin with the knobbly bottom. As if my eleven-year-old moccasins weren't gross enough.

So, the question of the day: How do you get runny dog crap out of the bumpy knobs of a brand new, 5 x 7, spot clean only, supposed to remain cute enough to grow with her until college, polyester/faux wool, pastel-colored rug?

I actually did pretty well with water, paper towels, washcloths, a small laundry brush, and lots of Resolve (carpet cleaner and my own angry kind). Our dog never has accidents, so I don't know why in the heck he did this (or why he is still alive). I will give it another round of scrubbing after Anna wakes up, assuming the fumes haven't rendered her comatose. Just what I wanted to move to the top of my to-do list.

3 comments:

Jodie said...

That stinks! Literally! I can only partially comiserate as I was up half the night trying to get my 14 year old cat to pee on a plastic sheet so I could take a urine sample in the next morning, she succeeded around 2:30 am, and while I carefully sucked it off the sheet with a medicine dropper and into a tupperware container I asked myself "Why?"

Kendra said...

Oh no! That really sucks.
What about a high-pressured garden hose in the back yard?
For either the rug or the dog...

RMMcDowell said...

I recommend Oxybrite spot cleaner. That stuff has not failed us yet.

Which reminds me: I'm supposed to be doing laundry right now. But checking NaBloMo entries dating back to November 10 (or so) and then pretending that if I write now it won't look like I'm a complete loser sounds like so much more fun.