Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Stinkers unlimited

Spring is in the air and everybody wants to clean the house to let 'em in.
My mistress unfortunately has a misconception of odour and cleanliness, so this time it's her turn to write something about.
She found some really interesting tips to clean the house of smelly aromas at »Bright Nest« - the perfect blog for houseowners.

picture by: Casual Canine

How to deal with dog odour:

White Vinegar – This is the best option when the spot is still wet. Be sure to blot the spot; rubbing will only push it further into the fiber. Then, mix up equal parts white vinegar and cold water. Pour the mixture generously over the urine spot, blot well and let it dry. A fan will speed up the drying process. After it’s dry, vacuum the area. While vinegar does have a distinct odor, it’s a safe, eco-friendly cleaning option and the vinegar smell should dissipate quickly.

Baking Soda – It’s a natural odor absorber. If the area is dry, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the area and let it sit for a couple hours. If the spot is still covered in urine or slobber, gently pat the area first. After the baking soda has set for a few hours, vacuum it away.

Club Soda – From shirt stains to pet stains, club soda is great for pre-treating spots. After you blot up the wet urine spot, pour club soda over it and immediately blot the area again. Once the area is dry, use the baking soda treatment (see above).

Diluted Bleach – If you have stains and smell, try diluted bleach. Dilute some bleach with water (use 10 parts water to 1 part bleach) and spray the solution on the stain. Let it dry completely, and check out your situation. If the stain still shows, spray again. Remember, bleach will lighten dark colors, so don’t try this on a dark carpet.


Next time I'll report about the bad behaviour of humans to scent everything they get hold of...Ugh!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Beware of tiny dogs!*

I'm so sorry that you didn't read any posts for the last 2 months. It's really not my fault - my mistress didn't have the time to write down my ideas. - Think I've to search a new clerk for the future, but prudential employees are hard to find nowadays...
Nevertheless I completed my work right and still browse through the web to find interesting and extraordinary stuff for you.

Today I would like to show you some really teeny-weeny-miniature crochet dogs made by »Su Ami«, a group of 5 crafters in a family, who live in Vietnam.

It's really incredible but they perform magic with their crochet hooks:

A brown dachshund:

A multi-coloured dachshund:

A chihuahua:

A grey pug:

A sand pug:

A westhighland-terrier:

And this guy looks like me!

Isn't this awesome? From now on you can own a giant pack that fits inside a matchbox!

* 'cause you will fell in love with them all!