Carpets and Rugs, Dogs and Rugrats
Before I get started, does anyone know a good way to get rid of mildew smell? Or to nip it in the bud before it sets in? Something downstairs leaked (condensated, actually, we think) and the carpet is wet. Clancy says it smells a little. Any advice would be welcome.
When we moved from one house to another in Arapaho, there was a strange change in the behavior of Lisby, our little mutt. Namely, she started to like to hang out in the bathroom or way back in a closet somewhere. She stopped wanting to come in from outside. In short, she seemed to just not like the house. We figured that it related to the lack of carpeting, but we had rugs. She didn’t care. She was just very… meek there.
Our new place has a hardwood upstairs and an expansive, carpeted basement downstairs. The basement will have the computer room, utility room, the main living room, and a tiny bedroom. This more or less settled Lisby’s problem. She really hates hardwood. She has more or less lived down there as soon as we moved here. I can open the front door and whereas she used to come hauling posterior out, now she may or may not leave the comfort of the carpet.
So she has basically decided that downstairs is her house, and up here isn’t.
It’s actually been pretty convenient that the furniture hasn’t arrived yet. It’s supposed to tomorrow. Bad for my back, bad for my legs, but the baby who has only recently learned to crawl has been able to crawl back and forth and back and forth all across the house. Getting over the trauma of having spent too much time in her car seat lately and getting to field test her new superpowers. It’s been pretty remarkable.