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So it turns out it's Little Bit who's been spraying in the dining room and ruined the curtains. We were blaming every other cat in the house, but it's the sneaky little one who appeared to be settling in just fine.

I really didn't want a pair of cranky old cats, I wanted to find a youngster who could play with and keep up with Churro. Now, poor fellow, he's considered the right and left horns of Satan by these girls, and we thought maybe it was Ma San who was spraying, or maybe even one of the boys (although they never have before), but no, it's Little Bit. We have all the "odor destroying" stuff and have cardboard up against the areas we caught her doing it, and Barb is looking into various solutions, but... I feel bad. I wish we could find a good home for Ma San. She needs to be an only cat in a quiet home. She's just not happy here.

I made cookies on Friday for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. I love knowing about these things in enough time to actually do something about it.

Not that I needed chocolate chip cookies, mind you.

I have a story in my head that begins, "Joshua Duncan never knew he had a fairy godmother. Those were for fairy tale princesses, and he was pretty certain he was neither."

I need to make the time to write, instead of just vegging whenever I sit down with the computer.

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nutmeg3
May. 18th, 2015 03:49 am (UTC)
Cat pee is the worst. Good luck solving the issue.
wildrider
May. 19th, 2015 02:53 am (UTC)
Yes, yes it is. One set of curtains ruined (although at least it's the pair that Churro had already torn with his big, fat self).

sillymagpie
May. 18th, 2015 03:50 am (UTC)
I was surprised it was Little Bit. She seems to have settled in fine, but I guess not. Perhaps you can work through some of the pet rehoming agencies and find a good spot for Ma-San. It's too bad the Mom doesn't want to take her. I understand why, but it's still too bad.
wildrider
May. 19th, 2015 02:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, that was a surprise. She does seem fine, she just... was spraying. Don't know why.
sillymagpie
May. 19th, 2015 03:41 am (UTC)
There are a lot of animals and she's a newcomer in strange territory. Poor honey. I'll get you those Feliway dispensers.
cornerofmadness
May. 18th, 2015 04:35 pm (UTC)
ugh that sucks and if you find anything that works, tell me. Three years later I can smell every place Soul sprayed and I've used everything I can find on it to no avail
wildrider
May. 19th, 2015 02:59 am (UTC)
This stuff we got seems really good -- from Black Diamond, "ur-in control." It took care of the smell in the dining room really well -- and I have a pretty sensitive nose. Of course, we took the curtains completely OUT, so I'm sure that had a LOT to do with it.

It certainly did remove the smell in the living room, though. I guess it depends on what the smell is IN -- once it's in the carpet, you may have to just remove the carpet.
cornerofmadness
May. 19th, 2015 05:10 am (UTC)
I'll have to check it out. It's definitely in teh carpet and i have no way of removing it. It needs to go anyhow. It's now a decade old and falling the hell apart.
wildrider
May. 20th, 2015 02:03 am (UTC)
I assume your landlord wouldn't appreciate you pulling it all out... (the pros and cons of renting v. owning)

We had a landlord who was cool with our renovating the place; every time we did something like that, we just gave him receipts and he'd take it off the rent. But even then you could tell Barb and I were frustrated homeowners.
cornerofmadness
May. 20th, 2015 03:37 am (UTC)
I have no idea what he'd do if I tried that. God knows he whined enough when I wanted my non-functioning stove replaced (couldn't I just use the microwave?) that I'd have to say no he wouldn't allow it.

I couldn't do it by myself anyhow because i'd need to do it in 3 rooms
ljs
May. 18th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
Alack for cat issues -- I hope you can find a home for Ma San.

And what a great first line!
wildrider
May. 19th, 2015 03:00 am (UTC)
Thanks!!

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