The Mudding

Ahhhh…. such a Glorious thing…. the snows slowly melt, the ice recedes, the Earth warms, the Robins return.  It’s the Time of Year that I like to call . . . . .   mud

 

 

 

 

And it’s enough to make a Dog Parent want to blow their brains out!   Me and Mine live on Three Dog-Proof-Fenced Acres of Woods and lots of it is MUD right now.  When we’re lacking Mud – “certain dogs” (ahem!  Miss Angel)   like to make their own by SITTING!!! in the Gold Fish pond and then tromping in the dirt.

So what do I do?  Preemptive Measures!  I do not hope for the best…. I KNOW what’s coming.  And I do what I can to make my Home, Floors, Car and Furniture Dog-Proof…ish!  

I’d rather do something to protect my bed, for example… than deprive them of the fun and relaxation of being on it.   I tried several things that did not work until I found the solution.   A VERY substantial vinyl (“pleather”).  Light weight versions didn’t work; the dogs crumbled them up and the bed was no longer covered.

I cruised Ebay until I found this:   TEXTILE_SPECIALIST DIRECT   I ordered a really strong, heavy type.  I got FIVE YARDS for under $30.  That’s Fifteen Feet of it and it is 54 inches Wide.  I cut it into two, 7 1/2 Foot pieces. One covers the top half of my Queen Size Bed, and the other overlaps and covers the foot of the bed.   I got the Taupe color, but they actually have lots of choices.

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1 item sold bytextile_specialist
5 YARDS BEIGE MARINE OUTDOOR AUTO FABRIC BOAT UPHOLSTERY 54″WIDE VINYL
ITEM PRICE:  US $28.50  Shipping was about $18.00 for me; it came rolled up on a cardboard tube.

The underside of it is like canvas – I did not want something slippy and slidy on the side against the bed.  This stays in place well.  When I am home, I just lay them on  the bed, when I’m leaving and I think there might be serious Puppy Play, I tuck it in all around.  I made a rule for myself that I never place it on the floor; so I always know the underside is always clean and ok to be against my bedding.  Clean-up is just spray with my handy Bleach Pill Disinfectant Mixture (see a couple Posts down)  and wipe with a rag.   I fold them and put them away for bed time.  This Vinyl has lots of other possibilities for mess-proofing parts of your Home.

THIS WAS EPISODE 1 OF   mud  THERE WILL BE LOTS MORE IDEAS ON HOW TO SURVIVE IT  WITHOUT GOING POSTAL!

HERE’S THE HAPPY ENDING!

Angel & Suzie on the Bed with the Anti-Mud Cover
Angel & Suzie on the Bed with the Anti-Mud Cover

 

 

 

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