Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cats

I hate cats! Most everyone in my family shares my hatred towards housecats, so they'll appreciate this entry. We bought this house from cat and dog owners - something I thought I would never do. But when we viewed the house, surprisingly, I smelled no evidence of animals. Plus, it was the best house we had seen so we went ahead with the purchase. The first two months we were here, I found cat hair in quite a few places, which was gross, but still no smells. Then one day I was putting together a piece of IKEA furniture together on the basement carpet. When I bent down close to the ground to screw something together, I finally got a whiff - cat urine! I can't think of a worse smell on the entire planet, so I immediately went about trying to relieve the carpet of it's foul stench. The more things I applied to the carpet, the worse it smelled. I finally labeled the basement the "pee room" and refrained from going down there unless it was absolutely necessary. Nathan and the kids said they couldn't smell anything, so my suffering nose got no support. Today, I finally had ChemDry come and do a pet urine removal treatment. They put a black light on the carpet to see where the urine was. I'll just say that now I'm justified in telling Nathan "I told you so!" I cringed at the thought of how long I've lived in this house with cat pee in the carpet. The treatment cost me a nice chunk of change, but it had to be done. My carpet is now completely soaked in this chemical that will make it "smell worse before it smells better". And boy is that right! I've got to get out of this house before I die! This would be a good time to have sisters and a mom nearby - I have nowhere to escape to! But in 24 hours, I will have fresh carpet and it will all be worth it! Cats......EEWWW!

8 comments:

Nate or Hailee said...

Oh how sick. You didn't take a photo while the guy had the black light out? Would that even work?

Nate or Hailee said...

Sick! I would move.

N

allison & nathan said...

Hmmm, maybe I shouldn't have posted this! I'd hate to detour any future visitors! I agree, it is sick, but it's GONE now, and you all know I keep an immaculate house - I wouldn't stay here if it wasn't!

thesvancaras said...

CATS!!!!! I hate them with the deepest hate I am capable of... Wow that just made me sound like a crazy. Yeah that sucks, you should probably move back to Arizona. Don't forget to bring my nices and nephews with you when you come!

Sommer & Jeremy said...

Yah, that's gross. I have a 3 year old that has been leaving her "scent" all over our house so maybe I should get that carpet treatment as well. Gross!!

Sweetpea said...

I'm with you, not a cat fan here. And cat urine IS the grossest smell ever!

We have two strays that seem to think that our backyard is their playground. My husband keeps threatening to get out his BB gun.

allison & nathan said...

Update - we're getting new carpet.

Nate or Hailee said...

LOL!!