9-18-20 Friday

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How do you deal with barf stains? My sister taught me that a squirt of barbasol shaving cream on furniture scrubbed in and then wiped clean with a damp cloth cleans it away-and it does, but I’m so scent sensitive that even the original so called no scent can makes my asthma flareup.

I’m posting this in hopes that someone else will answer because my answer is that I don’t deal with barf stains: I don’t have carpet (I have small washable area rugs in the kitten room and hallway, and cheap and crappy area rugs downstairs that are pretty much of a design that things kind of don’t sink in but wipe off the top) and the furniture is either covered in something washable or made of something that won’t stain (ie, fake leather type material.) There was a time when we lived in a carpeted house (I never want to have carpet again) and I had a steam cleaner, and I vaguely remember buying some foam stain cleaner at the grocery store, but it’s all dust in the wind as far as my memory goes. If anyone has a suggestion, please speak up!


They figured out how to flip the basket over, and now they hang on out top of it, as illustrated by Aramis.

Big world, little Aramis.

Aramis is all “Do you mind, lady? Is nap time.”

Constance the happy little muffin.

I’m not sure if you can see the kittens with that loud background (those blankets came from Kohl’s), but in the evening before Fred and I watch TV I put on my pajamas and hang out on the couch in the kitten room, and invariably they all pile on top of me. I took this picture just after I struggled out from under the pile of them so I could go downstairs, and they were not pleased with me.

Uncle Archie is interested in Da Bird as much as the kittens are.

I stuck that box up out of the way while I was vacuuming, and of course Rochefort found it.

Aramis and Athos watching Constance play with a packing strip.

“I wouldn’t mind playing with y’all,” says Uncle Archie. “But there are SO MANY of you that it’s daunting. So keep your distance.”


Doesn’t Alice have the PRETTIEST eyes?

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2019: “What’s a ‘squirrel’?” wonders Josephine.
2018: Bethel, all “Hiiii innernets! I am sleepy!”
2017: “Hangin’ on m’fancy sofa, kickin’ m’pillow. What?” (Telstar)
2016: “This belly ain’t gonna rub itself, lady.”
2014: Throw Back Thursday: Buster.
2013: First Sopranos post!
2012: Apparently Magoo is not terribly tasty.
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: “TERRY,” I said. “I thought I was your true love! I thought you loved me best, and now you’re laying in her arms like you could just lay there forever!”
2008: Sights from around Crooked Acres.
2007: “Oh lord, how much more must a poor kitteh suffer? How much longer, lord?”
2006: Maddy loves the belly rubs.
2005: No entry.



9-18-20 Friday — 8 Comments

  1. Look how tiny Constance is next to her brothers!!!

    Alice does have the prettiest eyes. Too bad she’s all nope around kittens because I know she’d be awesome SO DO YOU HEAR ME ALL THE WAY FROM CANADA, AUNT ALICE? The kittens need them some Auntie Alice.

  2. For barf stains, I have had good luck with Resolve Multi-fabric spray, at least on my microfiber upholstery. It might work for you?

    • I will second the Resolve. There is also something I got from Amazon called Simple Solution. It works great to get rid of stains on carpet.

  3. I’ve had good luck with the Fizzion spray (Jackson Galaxy sells it but you can also get it on Amazon) cleaning up barf stains on most everything.

  4. A hand-held steamer would work great for asthmatics or those who get fragrance-triggered migraines. They’re light, cheap, and dead useful for cleaning challenges that usually require a brillo pad and tons of elbow grease, such as baked-on foods on stovetops and casserole dishes, bathtub rings, and sterilizing litter boxes and waste bins without using bleach. My only advice on what kind to get is that it have a long power cord and a window showing the water level/fill line.

    • And I should have stated that it’s one of those hand-helds that’s not for clothes steaming; it’s more like a tea-kettle with a pointed nose and often comes with attachments.

  5. Spotbot for the win. Ours like to find those not often used places and a week later you find it harden. Scrap off the layer and run the spot bot on deep and everything come so out on cream carpet

  6. I have barf pros at my house.. they love the white comforter on my bed…gag….I use Oxy Clean spray for the win….scent is very mild.