Bursting the Bubble and Other Tricks

Well I went to the doctor today. Got a ton of fun prescriptions to take for the next couple weeks. Whee!!! My head still feels like a balloon, but I’m hoping that in no time the pressure will finally deflate and I’ll be my old airheaded self again. 🙂

Not much new to report, really. This weekend promises to be quiet, uneventful and easygoing. Let’s hope that continues to be so.

Cat-Astrophe

Are any of you readers out there also cat owners? I need some advice.

I was sitting on my sofa yesterday, when I noticed… a pungent odor.

That’s right. My cats, or one of them, I am not sure, have been using my sofa as a litterbox.

I ripped apart the cushions and cleaned them the best I could, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get that smell out of them. I’m so pissed off (pardon the pun) I can’t stand it.

What should I do? Should I bring the cushions in to a dry cleaner? Is there something I can use to clean the sofa? And how can I get them to NOT DO THAT AGAIN? (Aside from getting rid of them, which I will not do. Yet.)

In the meantime I’m going to stop at the store and get as many odor killing agents that I can get my hands on and continue fumigating the place.

Thanks a lot, guys.

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12 thoughts on “Bursting the Bubble and Other Tricks

  1. Right. Get the cushin’ cleaned (at laundormat or dry cleaned) — and then, try to rearrange your sofas…(if there’s room) and also, for at least 2 weeks, spray some air refresner (fabreeze?) on the cushing..so the Cat won’t recongize it’s a potty box.
    Remember, to scoop up some poo of the kitty and place it in the litter box.. so the kitty will learn where the bathroom is.

  2. Right. Get the cushin’ cleaned (at laundormat or dry cleaned) — and then, try to rearrange your sofas…(if there’s room) and also, for at least 2 weeks, spray some air refresner (fabreeze?) on the cushing..so the Cat won’t recongize it’s a potty box.
    Remember, to scoop up some poo of the kitty and place it in the litter box.. so the kitty will learn where the bathroom is.

  3. Febreeze it, baby! A lot. Not that I own cats. Ewww. Demonic little creatures. But I do own children. I mean, I have children. Yup.

    Can you tell that I’m taking cold medicine? 😉

  4. Febreeze it, baby! A lot. Not that I own cats. Ewww. Demonic little creatures. But I do own children. I mean, I have children. Yup.

    Can you tell that I’m taking cold medicine? 😉

  5. Been cat-owned for many years myself but none of them releaved themselves on the furniture….hmm…yeah, somehow wash the cushion covers and check with yer vet, to see if they carry a feline “no-pee” spray to use.

  6. Been cat-owned for many years myself but none of them releaved themselves on the furniture….hmm…yeah, somehow wash the cushion covers and check with yer vet, to see if they carry a feline “no-pee” spray to use.

  7. Go to Petsmart and get some fabric cleaning sprays. They make stuff w/ enzymes and all kinds of fun ingredients designed to remove those smells. It is a male cat that is spraying? That might be a bigger problem… They also make sprays that you can use which apparantly have an odor that cats don’t like so they’ll avoid that furniture.

  8. Go to Petsmart and get some fabric cleaning sprays. They make stuff w/ enzymes and all kinds of fun ingredients designed to remove those smells. It is a male cat that is spraying? That might be a bigger problem… They also make sprays that you can use which apparantly have an odor that cats don’t like so they’ll avoid that furniture.

  9. I’ve had the same problem with our cats and a certain area of our living room. 1) they make a great product in a white bottle with a red cap (OK, it’s great, but I can’t remember the name), Natures somethingoranother. It de-oderifies the spray. (It’s likely that your cat wasn’t peeing on your sofa, but spraying…usually this is territorial) Is your cat fixed? If not, that might help.

    They also make a spray that’s supposed to keep them from areas, but it’s kinda nasty smelling, full of ketones. I wouldn’t recommend it for furniture.

    And, they make a house airfreshener thing that’s full of pheremones that’s supposed to keep them from spraying. I’ve heard these work well, but haven’t used them.

    In the meantime, if it is indeed spray, its a good idea to find out why. If there’s a stray in the neighborhood that’s hanging around your house, they make powders you can put down outside to discourage cats from coming around.

    If it’s pee, and your cat does this a few more times, it could be a sign of a urinary tract infection.

    Hope that helps…

  10. I’ve had the same problem with our cats and a certain area of our living room. 1) they make a great product in a white bottle with a red cap (OK, it’s great, but I can’t remember the name), Natures somethingoranother. It de-oderifies the spray. (It’s likely that your cat wasn’t peeing on your sofa, but spraying…usually this is territorial) Is your cat fixed? If not, that might help.

    They also make a spray that’s supposed to keep them from areas, but it’s kinda nasty smelling, full of ketones. I wouldn’t recommend it for furniture.

    And, they make a house airfreshener thing that’s full of pheremones that’s supposed to keep them from spraying. I’ve heard these work well, but haven’t used them.

    In the meantime, if it is indeed spray, its a good idea to find out why. If there’s a stray in the neighborhood that’s hanging around your house, they make powders you can put down outside to discourage cats from coming around.

    If it’s pee, and your cat does this a few more times, it could be a sign of a urinary tract infection.

    Hope that helps…

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