a rescue's version of an extreme makeover
Carol · Jun. 18, 2012
i found a new, (as is) on sale, big dog sized, couch for saints today..it gets delivered on wednesday. that ripped up partially armless dogroom couch is outta here! YAY!!!.....i will move the somewhat intact but still a bit tattered couch from the computer room over to there (mystic may decide to eat it so she can't have the new one!)
this new couch is stable, heavy duty and well made AND it will hold benny!..it should withstand another few hundred rescued dogs (as long as mystic doesn't get near it!)
and it is red....saints just hasn't been saints without a red couch for our guys to lay on.
we also had a decent dog room futon mattress donated so that falling apart peice of shit got the boot today too.
the only thing is it didn't fit in the red vinyl cover of the old one and that sort of sucked but i covered it with a waterproof mattress protector so hopefully that will be ok.
the red vinyl cover had been ripped and chewed on so we cut off the edge and slipped in one of the big dog beds and duct taped it shut... manny now has a bigger and red vinyl covered bed...that should be easier to clean.
oh and i found two $9 lawn chair cushions so we were able to replaced the pissed on chair cushions in the back cat room...and we used red duct tape to tape up the clawed up back cushion on the red vinyl futon back there too!.
a bit of duct tape fix ups, some switch arounds and a new couch..all together that ought to make it look better in here again.
man...animals are hard on their living areas! still..to be fair...considering there have literally been hundreds of animals thru here, i guess we can't really complain.
so tomorrow is once again toss all the wrecked beyond use stuff out and then find not so wrecked stuff around here... like....i know that ripped back cat room cat tree has to go and i can steal the one that zsu zsu isn't using to replace it.
my mantra this week is....out with the stinky, chewed and ripped up shit..in with not so wrecked stuff...scrub, fix, organize...dE-JUNK.... and whip this old animal house into some kind of decent shape.
sounds like fun?...really? it actually kind of sucks...i do wish i lived in a more normal, unwrecked house that doesn't require duct tape....but... at least we can enjoy a new red couch!
life is good...i guess.