The gut-wrenching sound of a dog spewing. How does a visually impaired person clean up chunder?
Bree never ceases to amaze me...
Would you call me a domestic god?
I am, by confession a lousy cleaner. It's not that I choose to avoid the task. It tends to frustrate me because I can't see what I'm doing. It annoys my wife immensely when I create more work for her with my attempt at cleaning, so I tend to leave it to her.
A cleaning job I had to do on my own gave me so much grief and a whole lot of unnecessary extra work for my wife gave me a greater level of appreciation for what she has to put up with from me.
Bree, being a Labrador, thinks firstly with her stomach. On this day, Bree ate something which didn’t sit too well in her stomach. You know that sound dogs make before they’re going to puke, right. I heard, not saw the result as she was making that gut-wrenching sound and I knew only too well, it wasn’t going to be pretty.
The poor dog spewed in the lounge room. It was smelly, sticky and heat was rising from it. There were peas and carrots, which surprised me.
There was no one at home to help me on this day, so I went into the laundry and grabbed what I thought was the carpet cleaner. As it turned out, it was toilet cleaner. I applied the cleaning agent liberally and began to wipe it with the rag. Coincidentally, the rag was apparently red, and our lounge room carpet is, or should I say, was, light grey. I quickly learnt that this was feeble. The puddle had grown nearly four times larger.
I went to get some paper towels and then I heard Bree run through her own spew. Obviously, she felt better and, in my attempt to catch her before she went through the house, she thought it was a game and went running.
I pursued her, and in my haste, completely forgot about the spew on the floor and ran (I had socks on) right through it. Bree ended up running down to my room and jumping on my bed. My wife decided to use this auspicious moment to come home.
So, what did I learn?
It’s just better I stay right out of the cleaning game. Not because I’m lazy or inconsiderate of others, but I know my limitations.