Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thunderstorms and dog blankets.

Yeah, well, as you can see by the title of this post, we've been having thunderstorms! Now, some people enjoy them, I however, HATE them with a passion that boarders on near obsession! Yup, I had a traumatic experience in my childhood and I am permanently scared!!

If there could be lightening without the "big boom" it wouldn't be so bad. Yeah, I know, twisted and stupid. I realize that the lightening is what causes the thunder, but.....well, the thunder brings back a brief flash of the terror I felt many years ago. (Don't ask, I won't go into detail, just let it be known that I was SCARED SHITLESS!! Literally!!)

The rain is nice, I really like the sound of rain on a tin roof, and seeing as how I have a tin roof, it's all cool! LOL But when the thunder rumbles and rages, shaking my little white house in the process, shaking it so badly that the clock on the wall rattles and pictures tilt sideways, well, then I'm not even a fan of the rain. But of course, the thunder drowns out the sound of the rain on the tin roof, but hey, you get the point!

Anyway, onward and upward as they say!

Today was the day to clean the dog kennel. Two of my pups sleep in the kennel box (in the house of course) and it is sometimes really hard to keep it clean and smelling, well, NOT doggy! Today I had to take all the blankets out, there are usually three, and wash them and clean and disinfect the box it's self. So.....on with my story.

I drug all of the blankets to the wash room, filled the washer with plenty of soap and smelly good stuff and ran the blankets through the "nasty" cycle! (you know the one I'm talking about....the oil field, mud bog, 4-wheeler riding, just plain yucky cycle that runs for what seems like an hour) So, after the extremely long wash cycle, I pulled the much better smelling blankets out of the washer and threw them into the dryer. About 1/2 way through the cycle, I checked on the blankets to make sure they weren't tangled up so that all of them would get evenly dried.

That's when the fun began! NOT

One of the blankies (yeah I know, baby-ish) had disintegrated into a mass of, well, there is no other word than fluff! Stuck to all the other blankets....plugging up the dryer vent......flying around in the air when I pulled the remaining blankets out of the dryer FLUFF!! So after cleaning out the vent, shaking out the remaining blankets and sneezing forever, I stuffed the blankets back into the dryer and finished the cycle.

When the dryer was done, the two remaining blankets were clean and dry and smelled wonderful. So.....I finished disinfecting the dog box and put the clean blankets inside. Of course the dogs were interested in what I was doing....they are ALWAYS interested in what I'm doing.....and they began investigating the box as soon as the last blanket was laid down. Emmy, the "socially challenged" pup, routed around in the blankets, messing up my perfectly laid dog bed.....she was obviously looking for "her" blanket, which of course was the one that fall apart!

She drug all of the blankets out of the box and stood in the middle of the floor staring at me like I had done it on purpose!! She refused to go into the box for her "nap" (which is code for Mom needs some time without dogs) until I found a "replacement" blanket. That replacement blanket is one of MY's the only one she would accept as being "nap-worthy". So, needless to say, one of my blankets, a pretty blue flannel one that I picked up at a yard sale a few years ago for a dollar and that I use to cover up with on the couch when I'm chilly and watching tv, is now in the dog box.

But the upside is so are the pups!!! LOL So now is the time for Mom to take a nap or just chill out with a frozen coffee and a good, trashy romance novel! LOL

Later y'all!!



Sandra said...

You can't keep from loving your furry kids!!!

Anonymous said...

Bethany says: "Wish I could say something to make you feel better about storms, but I can't. I am terrified of wind and tornados. Lightning and thunder are just a part of it.No bad childhood memories here, just knowing the truth of the power can scare the pants right off ya!!! I will play in the woods during lightning, thunder and rain, but when the WIND comes..... I'm GONE!! (Are your dogs scared? or do they bring comfort to you?)"