The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4128829
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
13-Dec-21 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Over the weekend I pulled two relatively new dog beds out of the front room and cobbled together covers out of a retired large quilted piece of fabric meant to protect the sofa from dog hair, dirt, etc. I've stopped trying to make the sofa dog-proof.

The beds were purchased last year, but set aside after Cookie started trying to tear them up. Neither of the new covers from the old cover is pretty to look at now, but they envelope the beds, and Cookie was leaving that fabric alone (hence this use). So on Saturday I finished the big bed cover (it has an orthopedic eggcrate mattress in it - meant for the big old Lab) and on Sunday I finished mending and covering the small one (with high enough sides to keep the short-haired pup warm). So this morning I walk in and the 75 pound lab is curled up in the little dog bed and the 30 pound dog is sprawled on the big dog bed. [slaps forehead]

Dishwasher running, laundry comes next. I did some dusting and will mop the den floor soon (it involves using a scrub brush over a few squares at a time, then mopping the area to pick up the dirt that got into the pattern of the tile.) And I have to wrap some strings of lights around the juniper and set them on the dusk-to-dawn timer. Better late than never.

We had a cold enough freeze over the weekend that I can now lop off the other plants in the garden as well as the canna lilies at the side of the house and tote all of that back to the compost.