My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WFMW: Air Fresheners (for dogs!)

To be completely honest with you, I have no idea when Chiploe last got a bath.  It has been MONTHS.  They're not exactly dirty dogs that roll around in the mud outside, but after a month or two they used to stink to high heaven regardless.  Not recently.  And since they're an integral part of this family and sleeps under the covers with us, we would know immediately if there was a stink, and then promptly give them a bath.  But no stink, and therefore no bath.

If anything, they smelled good when I went to kiss and snuggle them.  I was so confused...I seriously considered that Chloe was sneaking into the doggy closet and spritzing herself and her brother with puppy perfume while we were out.  But their fresh and fruity scent smelled eerily familiar - it was nothing that I remember, but rather it seemed like a combination of a number of familiar scents.  That's when the "EURKEA!" moment hit - they had a combination of all the scents of the air fresheners.

If you're a regular reader or if you follow any frugal blogs at all, you will know that lately there's been some awesome deals on various plug-in air fresheners.  I really don't have a need for them, and to be honest with you I don't think they work because I never smell them, but I will get them if they're free or a moneymaker, especially if I need to bump up my total to use a $/$$ coupon.  And if I have them, I might as well use them anyway, so basically every room and hallway in my house has at least one air freshener.

And it just so happens that the outlets are all pretty low to the ground.  And Chiploe are both pretty low to the ground too.  It's not like they sleep right by an air freshener outlet, but from what I could figure it's probably because they run around the house so much that they inevitably just catch all the drifting scents, and they combine into this one mega good smelling perfume once it's in their fur.  By the time it gets up to human level, it's pretty much spread too thin to do anything, but at doggy level, it's the perfect freshen-upper.

So, if you have stinky dogs and a couple of air fresheners lying around, plug them in and let them do their jobs!  Air fresheners works for me as an automatic doggy body-spray (I don't even have to catch them to spritz them down!), so it might work for you too...!

1 comment:

Lori said...

That is so hilarious!

Now if only I could get my cat's stinky breath under control....but I don't think air fresheners are good for that! :)

 
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