Thursday, December 30, 2010

Grrrrrrrrr...........

Too much to do and too little time ............. We are hosting a New Year's Eve with friends. People I hold dear and who love me right back. But ....... company is company and I am in a cleaning frenzy; suddenly seeing my surroundings through the eyes of others. We all do it.

With that in mind I set aside this entire day to right all that is wrong here in my humble abode. Well, within reason, that is. The weather is cooperating and it has been a wonderful balmy day. I was counting on he who works part-time to help out with a few chores, but he was called in early. I wasn't too awfully upset since he tends to get in the way when I am in a manic cleaning fest. As soon as he left Murphy's Law took over. I let Wall-E, the wonder dog, out and started in the kitchen. I grabbed my laptop and put the speakers on to listen to a book I had already started and was 22 chapters into. Remembered the little white dog and went to let him in. The gate had blown open just enough for an escape ..............


Still optimistic, I was thankful that only one dog had to be found. I went into the parking lot and called his name and he came running obediently. He was gleeful and jumping into the air and ...... he was brown. All over, only the top part of his legs were unscathed. As he got closer, I prayed that it was mud (knowing in my heart it was not), I caught a whiff. Cat poop. Freshly thawed cat poop. I tried to find a place to grab the little devil that would not involve touching smeared cat poop. I did not succeed. Nothing quite like the odor of wet dog and cat poop to set the mood.


Washed the dog and went to the kitchen to discover that my time with the book had expired. Downloaded it again and set to work on the floors. I mopped and emptied the bucket SIX times, did the dishes, hung some pictures and was about to move on to dusting when a motor home drove in. I checked them in and went back to cleaning. He came back. The people occupying the space next to the one I assigned him had parked their truck there and then left in their car. I assigned another spot to him. This left only one space with running water. Three more rigs pull in. They were together and decided to let the folks cooking dinner have the spot with water and took other sites. Problem solved ........ sort of. Had to stop in the house and go scour the showers for them to use and locate an electric heater for the men's room. I am thankful for the business and the bathrooms would have had to be cleaned tomorrow anyway.


Remember the freshly washed floors? Seems that Wall-E, the wonder dog not only smeared cat poop all over his dog self, even in his ears; he apparently decided to snack on it, too and yakked all over the floor. I smelled it the minute I came in. Took a few minutes to locate it. He chose a tight area by the sofa. He not only got the floor and the foot of the sofa, but the rug as well. His little freshly washed head with a warm dry nose is on my leg as I write. It is a good thing I love him and don't have a yearning for dog on a spit!


Tomorrow will be better, right?

19 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

Ah that story so sounds like my house but times it by three dogs rolling in it AND three dogs that HATE baths so much it takes three humans to bathe them.
But I am glad to hear you have some business in this slow time of year!

SkippyMom said...

Holy cow! That is quite a day. I wish I had been there to help - well, except the cat poop part [ewww, sorry]

Hope you enjoy your company. You certainly earned it. :D

Happy New Year Kathy!

Jenna said...

Great story! What our lovable pets put us through, huh? hahahaha

houndstooth said...

I thank you for this timely post! One of our dogs, a certain Shepherd who shall remain nameless, broke one of our kitchen windows for us last night. But thank God it wasn't cat poop! Gag! Tomorrow WILL be better!

squawmama said...

You are so right... Murpheys Law hit you hard!!! Hope the rest of the day went well...
Keep Warm & Safe
Donna

Kathy G said...

"Tomorrow will be better, right?"

It can't be any worse!

ellen abbott said...

my dog liked to eat it too. why do they want to eat it?

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL! had to laugh...
sorry

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

I am sending hugs right your way...awwww, sweetie I would be drinking wine by now.

Meggie said...

What is it about dogs and cat poop? Our little Honey tried to get into the litter tray Morty was using. Now that he spends so much time outside, I dont have the tray inside any more. Honey still tries to steal his food though!

Brian Miller said...

oh man...one of those days...yes tomorrow will be better...i hope...smiles

SkippyMom said...

Can you come visit me - I gave you a little love [I don't remember if you do awards - but you are deserving, so there you are.]

Hugs!

Sunny said...

Our loving pets can been pretty gross at times, LOL!
Wishing you a Happy and poopless New Year!
☼ Sunny

luksky said...

I have often wondered exactly what it is about poop, vomit, and dead things that appeal to dogs. Have a great New Years Eve. :-)

Nancy said...

You have the patience of a saint. Happy New Year, Kathy!

Mildred said...

Wow ~ what a day! Never a dull minute, right? I would like to wish you a very blessed new year.

Jilly said...

How was it? Did you force dad to play games?? Hope you had fun!

@ly said...

That is always the way.......one step ahead....and three back!! We usually have NY Eve every year too and I couldn't do it because I was sick but one of the reasons I love it is cause I end one year with a clean house and begin the new year with a clean house!! Happy new year!

Marla said...

We have 3 rotten little dogs that love to roll in the horse poop then come in the house.

I'm with you. Good thing we love them.