I started things off by cleaning out my hutch. I pulled out all the knick-knacks and wiped down the shelves. Oh and get this! Dean finally removed all his Star Wars toys out from the bottom shelf! Can you believe it? No more giant Storm Trooper action figure or speeder bikes or Darth Vader hanging out with my precious lovelies! Woohoo! If I had a "before" picture, I'd totally show you. But alas, I don't because it was just too darn embarrassing! Therefore, only my local friends will get to experience the full "before/after" effect. :o)
Once that was completed, I then moved onto the kitchen where I...
- Scrubbed and waxed the floors (and I--ahem!--apparently waxed them a little too well, because poor Fernando now slides like a baseball player going for home plate when he runs! Oops!)
- Washed the cupboard doors (Lysol multi-purpose cleaner--I adore thee!)
- Took apart the toaster--with a screwdriver, thank you!--and removed every.single.bread crumb.possible.
Oh! Guess what I discovered today? (If you're squeamish, I advise you to stop reading now.)
Coarse salt (ie: Kosher salt) is an excellent dog vomit carpet stain remover! Allow me to explain....
Our dog (although when she pukes, she's Dean's dog) Cassie has a very sensitive stomach. In fact, I just call her "Mia" (as in "bulimia") because it just suits her so well. The vet has said on numerous occasions that she's perfectly fine but just has a very sensitive (ie: disgusting and carpet un-friendly) system. Lucky me.
So, remember my previous post about the carnival? Well, what I didn't mention was that we came home to another charming display of gastrointestinal distress. (Shudder)
We cleaned it up, of course. Even bought some special "pet stain" formula spray cleaner which, for the record, did hardly anything. The stain was still there. UGH! So earlier this evening, I was dinking around on Google trying to find THE PERFECT dog vomit remedy and...shock and wonders!...I found it!
So now you know: If your dog throws up, simply season with salt and you're good to go! ;-)