Saturday, December 08, 2007

On a random note...

I, for just one second, had this really great, really funny plan for a blog post but it has escaped me. Now, all I have to say is that I cleaned out the "storage room" of our house and discovered, much to my dismay, that one of our cats (I'm not going to mention names here because I don't want to point fingers just in case I'm wrong) has taken to micturating in the back region of the storage room. After wiping up copious amounts of dried cat pee and throwing out anything that couldn't be saved (including yarn! YARN!! I threw out yarn!!), I have now come to the conclusion that either the entire house or I smell like cat pee. Either way, it's not pretty or, um, good smelling. I liberally sprayed canned air freshener around the house but now I smell cat pee+air freshener. What a combo. Now I have to go soak some yarn that I'm unwilling to throw out (it was a limited colorway and the first and potentially only ball of yarn that Travis ever labored over to make it into a tidy ball. Now, I ask you, how could I dispose of that?? I have photographic evidence of Travis untangling the skein of this yarn and carefully winding into a ball. It's way too much of a Hallmark moment for me to just toss it into the trash. Seriously.) and hope that I can get the cat pee odor out of it. Oh, I just remembered what I was initially going to say! I was going to tell you how, for the most part, metal DPNs are better than bamboo DPNs if, for no other reason than metal DPNs don't absorb cat pee. Ask me how I know this (And yes, now that I've read that, I realize it was neither funny nor indicative of my status as a luminary, in any sense of the word). I think I need to go wash my hands for the umpteenth time since cleaning out the storage room and make myself an alcoholic libation of some sort. I think I need some Scotch to get over this or, at least, give me the intestinal fortitude for cleaning yarn that smells of cat pee. Oh, did I mention the cat pee?
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5 comments:

Julie said...

Ewww, yes you must have a Scotch or some other alcoholic beverage!

Sharon said...

You've taught me a new word: "micturating." I had to look it up.

Man, cat piss is the worst. Poor you. At least we were able to pick up what we found behind the futon when we moved it to put up the Christmas tree.

But I still loooove my dachshunds...

Yarnhog said...

Oh, god. I now feel slightly better about awakening in the middle of the night with a pool of dog pee in my bed. Slightly. At least it didn't get my yarn.

Soak the yarn ball in some water with Nature's Miracle, if you have it where you are. The stuff is amazing. (When the ball is dry, you could stick a hook in it and use it for an ornament, you know.)

June said...

Hi Fancy Pants,

Please contact me with your e-mail address so we can get all the action going on my PIF! You can get to me here: gobills@comcast.net

June

Mary Ann said...

How about those charcoal cat filters? I'll bet a few of those in the storage room will help with the odoriffic emanations!