Monday, April 12, 2010

The things we will do...

for our dog. It's truly unbelievable.

Recently, Punky awoke early in the morning heaving and eventually threw up on our bed. Now, to the non-dog owner this might sound horrible and disgusting. But to the seasoned dog owner you know, this is just a part of life. Gross and disgusted, I looked at it and went back to bed! :-)

It was far enough away from me, I'd deal with it in the morning. The next evening it was time I washed the comforter. I looked at the comforter, I looked at the washing machine, I sized them both up and thought, hmm.... And then proceeded to stuff it in our condo sized washer and turned to Jeremy and said,
"Do you think this is going to be okay? Do you think it's going to go over?"

Jeremy: "No, no, no, it will be totally fine."

End Scene.

20 minutes later we returned home after a quick errand. I walk into the laundry room and find that the comforter has grown to 3 times its original size and is now climbing out of the washer like those exploding cans of dinner rolls. Poof, here it was, once a small lightweight comforter, is now the worlds biggest mass of down, protruding from our machine.

And of course, the entire room is filled with water.

Overflow? Never.

Next Scene.

We then found ourselves driving to my parent's house in Minnetonka, at 9pm at night to make use of their normal sized washing machine, with the world's heaviest, drenched down, smelly comforter in hand.

Leaking all the way.

The things we do for our animals. It's truly unbelievable.


Kristen said...

Ahhh yes. Been there, done that with my 2 cats. Although, I also totally replaced the comforter once to avoid the cleaning. It was a good excuse for new bedding!

Scorpicon said...

This is really not helping your cause, Kara. ;-)

Anonymous said...

WE HAVE DONE THE EXACT SAME THING! Luckily, Jason's parents only live 2 miles from us, but it was about 11pm for us.

laughsquietly said...

I came across your blog and LOL'd re: the comforter!! Since I'm new at this whole blogging world, I saw your posts as a reaffirming that what I am doing is right! I just had to share.

P.S. - Typically on the label says "dry clean only", (not sure why when b/c we can't wait 3 days for it!) Or better yet try a spot cleaner or a handy vac w/ a heater will do the trick. Am living with a cat who does this exact same thing all over the place. :)