The dog smells better…………..

You may recall this post a little while ago and the follow up here
One thing about having a dog is that the house can smell….. well……. doggish.
I suppose we are immune to the whiff, but sometimes it catches one if not both of us wrong and we think YIKES!
Sometimes it is not her, but her bedding, so she now has two which we use in relay so that when one is washed, the other is in use.  We washed her bedding today and the duvet inside so that is lovely and clean ready for next time now.
However, I do like the house to smell fresh, and so resort to air fresheners.

We have a whoosher in the bathroom, one that is battery operated and releases a spray every nine, eighteen or thirty six minutes depending on the setting. It’s a nice floral fragrance called Fresh Cotton which smells of clean washing dried outside on the line, and we have it on the longest setting when necessary, though it is always switched off at night.
I have a same fragrance/brand gel air freshener in the hall.

So, for me to buy the ‘Cotton’ diffuser in my above mentioned posts, you can understand my disappointment at being choked in my own home.
Sigh. I bought a gel freshener a few days ago and put it in the bedroom last night as it was a bit ‘doggy’. Yep, the wrong one and it was high. So I moved it into the hall and the one from the hall into the lounge.
It was not good. The coughs started for both of us so I got up, unlocked the front door and shoved it outside.
It took three hours with open windows for the air to become bearable.

I was up at 6 to let the dog out, and greeted by a heavy residue of pong as soon as I opened the door! I saw to Maggie, got the keys and took the offending gel pack to the bin. Thank goodness it was bin collection day today.
I relocked the gate, came back to bed and slept for another couple of hours. Hurrah.

The bin guys came around midday, and when ours was upended into the wagon, I swore I saw a couple of confused nose wrinkles and a blue haze escort the rubbish into the bowels of their compressor.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to The dog smells better…………..

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Sometimes the “cure” is worse than the “ailment.” So much for that particular scent I guess.

  2. Dora says:

    Oh no! You must have got the scent labeled ‘odiferous’, lol.

  3. jenanita01 says:

    I can’t use these, as I’m asthmatic!

  4. murisopsis says:

    I try to avoid those things completely. We use a non-aerosol in the bath on an as needed basis. So sorry you were duped when you bought the new one!

  5. willowdot21 says:

    The airfreshener from hell 🧐

  6. We tried burning candles and incense to override the offending old smoke smell in our newly purchased house. Some of the candles were very nice, but I’ll never forget the evening hubby lit up the wrong incense stick – and I started choking immediately. I’m not asthmatic but the scent was so strong it just seemed to burn my throat and lungs. That smell stayed in the house for days, no matter how much we kept the windows open. That was pretty much the end of our incense-burning days.

    • We got a rug doctor machine and cleaned all the carpets in the house when we moved in to get rid of the smell of cigarettes. We need to do it again I think!

  7. lampley826 says:

    We wash her stuff animals , bedding when she getting groomed.

  8. Sasuke says:

    I bought a dog de-odour spray and its ok. My dog hates having a bath but loves to paddle and splash in the river so on top of the dog smell, I have wet river dog smell in the height of summer. I wash everything in this de-odour spray once every two weeks, including mopping the floors and spraying the mats (I live in Japan and these are tatami mats) as well as leaving windows and doors open to help circulate the apartment. Its not ideal, I still catch the smell but at least it is no where near as bad as what it could be.

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