Oh, my.

August 10, 2009

Cricket, Phennig

I was welcomed home this evening by the biggest stench you can imagine. Wait, don’t imagine it – I want you to have a happy life instead. Nah- go ahead:  Imagine canned cat food and rancid garbage with a just a hint of cat pee, because that’s exactly what it was.

This photo was taken when I foolishly thought it was just garbage smell.

First floor stink: Pfennig has been slowly wasting away these past months, so to get her to eat I’ve been giving them canned cat food, which completely stinks on its own, so I always have smelly cat-food-slimed bowls sitting in my dishwasher waiting for a cycle.  Bleh.  Plus, I actually cooked this weekend so there were food scraps in the trash that stunk.  (Not the compost stuff.)  Plus, I had left the trash cabinet door open and that accounted for 40% of the stink in the air.

Second floor stink: The other 60% is accounted for by the fact that someone peed in my closet, probably last night.  Cat pee festering all day in a hot house makes for a barfy Lauren.  I’m pretty sure Lloyd didn’t do it, so it must have been a cat.

Since our directions to Brad (when we were in Missouri) said to do away with the cats if any toileting was done anywhere other than a litter box, we come to a bit of a crossroads. Either the pee-er has to go or we have to move to another house.

I am fairly sure it was Pfennig.

Or Cricket.


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “Oh, my.”

  1. Curt Said on:

    Are you dumping the smell on the floor? And then vacuuming it up?


    • Deanne Said on:

      It must be some kind of cool concoction that will help remove the smell. (As if anything could remove the smell of cat pee).


      • Lauren Said on:

        It’s baking soda in a jar with holes in the lid. The picture was taken back when I thought a post about stinky garbage might be funny. I was working my way back toward the bedroom and discovered the pee. Grrrrrr……


        • Brad Said on:

          As my old Arm & Hammer cat litter was giving out, I started adding baking soda to it. It actually worked. For a day.

          Is there nothing baking soda can’t do?


  2. Brad Said on:

    Since I don’t have an outside trash can, I often store food scrap trash in the freezer until trash day. It’s especially helpful if the scraps are shrimp shells or some such.

    I don’t know if you could train a cat to pee in the freezer though.


  3. christina Said on:

    One of our old cats used to get mad and pee on the bathroom rug, luckily we could just put it in the washer. (Also, luckily the stupid cat ran away)


    • Curt Said on:

      You put the cat in the washer?? No wonder it ran away. Did you put it in the dryer to give it a good fluffing too???


    • Curt Said on:

      That reminds me, when I was a kid (younger kid), we had an older mother cat that moved from the farm into town. We had to drive by her new house pretty much everyday to get to the other farm and would see her sitting contently on the stoop. She sure gave us a lot of kittens over the years.


  4. christina Said on:

    OH, he he, I just re-read the title of the drawing, I thought it said, “arial view of the sink” I couldn’t figure out why you had steps up to the sink, or flowers in the bowls.


  5. Lauren Said on:

    We have phantom comments again. Sorry, Curt -- I’ll try to fix it later.


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