Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mysterious Smells

Since it's been so cold this winter, as I've mentioned before, we trained Meiby to use puppy pads so she doesn't have to go outside it the sub-arctic weather. We don't have a lot of space in our little house so her puppy pads are placed on top of a rug in the kitchen. For about the last week or so there has been a lingering odor of urine floating around. I looked all over, in all the corners of the house for a pee spot but didn't find anything. I thought I was just going crazy. Then yesterday I was cleaning the kitchen floor and noticed that the rug was wet on the bottom (but not on the surface). I thought we had a leak or something but didn't find anything like that either. So I hung up the rug upside-down in the bathroom to dry. I left it for a few minutes with the fan on and when I returned, I suddenly knew what the wetness was. Apparently our rug sucks any moisture to the bottom and never looks wet, so I never knew she peed on it.

So, I washed the rug and placed it in a different spot in the kitchen, leaving her puppy pad where it was originally, but no longer on the rug. When I got out of the shower, I saw that there was a #2 but no #1 on the puppy pad, but thought maybe she just hasn't peed yet today. I got dressed and came back to the kitchen to get some breakfast. Then, mysteriously, my sock was wet! I looked and sniffed around but didn't see anything wet. So I felt around on the rug, still didn't feel anything wet. Then I turned it over and found a big wet circle. Somebody peed on my freshly washed rug! But Meiby doesn't know anything about it...

4 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi amy and meiby
i will miss you while i am gone next week.

xo
melissa

Brill said...

We also had a mysterious smell, in the bedroom. Turns out Simba-cat had been peeing under the bed !
We rented the Rug Doctor a couple of times, and used specific pet stain/ odour removers that have enzymes in them. She's also banished from the bedroom now as well!

Emily said...

We also take part in the puppy pads...watch out for the "I tried really hard to hit the mat, mommy, but I just missed" (and the cute little face/eyes that follow).

Amy said...

Yep, we know all about that look...