Glenda, at Wren and Stitchy, sent me some great Small Things suggestions recently. One especially jumped right out at me, because I just tackled this very issue the other day and have THOROUGHLY enjoyed the results of my surprisingly little effort.
Glenda suggests cleaning doggie doors if you have them:
We have two doggie doors and they need a good cleaning about every six months. It’s pretty gross how the oils from the dogs’ bodies and the mucus from wet doggie noses builds up on those doors, but it happens so slowly that I don’t notice it until they’re so gunked up you can’t see out them. It takes all of ten minutes to degunk them, but now they’re degunked and the dogs can see if there are any birds that need to be chased out of the yard, without having to actually go out into the yard to check first — something very much appreciated by said dogs when it’s 100+ degrees outside . (Oh yes, they are definitely spoiled to living in A/C!!)
I don't have doggie doors, but I have a doggie area where the old guy sleeps and eats. Ugh, what a slob. And the dog hair he sheds is no laughing matter.
What does your pet area(s) look like?
Today's Small Thing is to tidy up your pet areas. Those nasty bowls could use a good scrubbing and a sweep around them to pick up the crumbs. If you have a dog or kitty bed, give it a good shake or vacuuming if you can. And should we talk about cat litter boxes??? Nah, I didn't think so.
Somehow I think our four-legged friends appreciate our efforts to spruce up their domains, even though they keep quiet about it. There's something classy about seeing them eat from a clean dish and I think it helps their self image. (Not that cats need help feeling even more superior!)
Thank you Glenda for this excellent Small Thing today! Ya'll be sure and stop over and check out her creative and inspiring blog! Did I mention she's from Texas? Yee-haw!
POINTS: 20 for cleaning up the dishes and food area
BONUS POINTS: 20 for cleaning up any other pet mess.....
40 pts max, (this is for any pets, not just dogs and cats)
Sorry, non-pet people! I'll make it up to you somehow....
P.S. I once had a friend whose dog was on Prozac for depression. Ooooh kaaaay. Maybe all he needed was a clean dog dish to eat from to lift his spirits!