"Maaah-om, Doopie peed on the sofa"
Oh yeah, the dog I allow to lay on the sofa because of his arthritic legs, just soiled my sofa. Now before you vomit in your coffee, I haven't determined whether it was drool or pee. It could just be drool but still that's pretty gross. I took a sniff, but can't tell. Is there a way to determine what the wet spot is without sending a sample to the state crime lab???
Not that this will shock anyone, but this is not the first time we've had a bodily fluid spill on our furniture. When I was pregnant with Mae, we decided that it was time to get some real furniture that wasn't purchased at a thrift store or pulled out of a musty old basement. I was all concerned about having nice new clean furniture for when the baby arrived. What was I thinking? It must have been the nesting, or it was the fact that I wasn't a mom yet and had no idea that these children (and pets) would ruin not only my furniture but any surface that will accept a permanent marker. We bought the whole furniture set, sofa, love seat (short sofa), recliner, coffee table and end tables. We opted for the scotch guard protector for the extra hundred bucks, but really is a little spray on fabric protector any match for dog pee or super-explosive baby vomit? I think not. After a few spilled baby bottles on the sofa when Mae was a babe, I thought my furniture had seen it all. Enter Binny. Binny was my puker. As an infant Binny had so many digestive issues that her Dr. thought would be cleared up by simply feeding her soy formula. Not only did the soy formula not work, but it made the nasty puke smell even worse. I remember so clearly, one afternoon I was rocking Binny in the chair (the only thing that stopped her constant crying) and BOOM! Vomit everywhere. All over me, her, the chair and Mae who was also on my lap enjoying some cuddle time with mom. I had to call hubby over to remove the children one by one because I didn't dare move and spread the mess. I scrubbed and scrubbed that damn chair until the fabric started to pill and the smell was STILL THERE. It took me a few weeks of daily scrubbing and way too much much Febreeze to finally rid the chair of the baby puke stench. And 4 years later, we still have the chair. How gross are we?