Thursday, July 9, 2009

Great Cleaning Tip

I hate dog hair on carpet.  Ok, I hate dog hair on floors, but this pertains to dog hair on carpet. We still have one room in our house (bedroom) that has carpet.  The day we rip that out is not soon enough.  7/8 of the house used to be carpet when we bought it.  Now it is Pergo and Tile.
So, if you hate dog hair on carpet like I do here is a great tip to get almost all of it up.  Get a spray bottle (buy it at a hardware store) and fill it with about 1/8 to 1/4 fabric softener.  Fill the rest of the bottle with water and shake lightly.  Spray that mixture on your carpet and let dry (about 15 minutes).  Once it has dried then vacuum it up like normal.  The fabric softener releases the static charge of the dog hair and it comes up much easier.  We have a Dyson and this gets even more hair up than the Dyson alone.  Not to mention my room smells soooooo clean after.  I also do this on the recliners where some of the dogs like to catch a nap.
I have also discovered the Pledge Pet Hair "thing".  It is the one where you move it back and forth on your couch and it picks up the hair.  It really does work and I use it almost everyday.

Happy Cleaning

Single Mom

I am a single mom until Sunday.  I would never want to be a single mom  permanently.  It is always nice to have an adult that comes home to you for an adult conversation.  It is funny because when the entire family is here, along with the dogs, I fell like I am always going, going, going.  Tonight Murray had to head out of town for business and I am home with Connor (3 1/2 years old) and the dogs.  Ok, so I have our dogs, boarding dogs, rabbit, sheep and horses to care for, but it is too quiet here.
Luckily my friend Lori is coming here tomorrow and will be here for the weekend.  She is bringing Rumor and Wyatt with her and Rumor will stay here for a bit to be bred.  I set up the exercise from CR Back Yard Dogs and will be doing some training this weekend.  We will also train Havoc and Wyatt (littermates) on sheep.
Saturday night should be fun because Lori, Karen and I (maybe Angie?) are having a girl's night out at the Horse Races.  No kid and no dogs, just fun!!!
As I was setting up an agility exercise in the field tonight Connor and the dogs were running around.  I laid down after and just watched them.  I was cracking up at their (dog and kid) antics.  My dogs are sooooooo tolerant of Connor it is not even funny.  The funniest relationship to watch is Connor and Singe.  I do NOT humanize my dogs, but the relationship Connor and Singe have is a love hate relationship, like a brotherly relationship.  They both antagonize each other.  They like to be with each other, but then it turns into a "fight".  I just laugh at them when they are together.  Fusion is kind of like that with Connor, but she is much sweeter about it.  She doesn't antagonize him as much, but they do both bother each other.  And then there is Kate.  Kate just ADORES Connor to no end.  She looks at him with her goo goo eyes and they have a very special relationship.  Kate can do things to Connor that no other dog can.  It is very funny because she is my heart dog.  I love watching the interactions between dogs and kids.

Off to do my motherly duties now.