If you have dogs than you have dirty dog toys! It’s just part of our world #knowhatImean
But I had no idea how incredibly “gross” dirty dog toys actually were until the other day. #doodledirty
ONE EVENING –
Sitting on the floor hanging out with the Boys, Jax decided to bring me his favorite little lamb.
I was just about doodle-head level when the lamb crashed into my face. #helpmeJesus
That was the nastiest thing I’d ever smelled (up close and personal) in my entire life. #knockedmeoffmyfeet
I shut my eyes tight, made a blowfish face with my mouth and held my breath for dear life. Jax thought I was playing so he leaned in with all his weight and I rolled backwards.
This excited him even more. #gofigure
Pawhaps he thought he was supposed to pass the lamb off to me – so while I was trying not too asphyxiate – he continued to push this disgusting, foul, nauseating, repugnant dead lamb in my face. #purenasty
Safe on the couch – spitting into my sleeve, I started to think really hard about the last time I’d washed their toys.
Scary when you can’t even fake a date, let alone a season or a year.
So I gathered up stinky lamb and all the other rank smelling toys…
…and tossed them into the washing machine…
I told Jax they were going for a “ride” and he seemed to be okay with that explanation…
There’s a great deal of information on the internet about cleaning dirty dog toys.
For this bunch I needed to bring out the big guns. There was too much dirt, drool, and grime for just one technique.
I GAVE THE TOYS TWO RIDES –
- The first was in warm water with a mild non-toxic laundry detergent #notalot
- The second was in hot water with baking soda and a little vinegar
Jax came back from time to time to check on his friends…
I let them flop around in the dryer for only a short time and then air dry #sofreshandsoclean…
When I look at the before and after photos I feel like I should be placed in time out. I should never allow them to get that odious. I’m sure they were packed with germs too.
SO I’M TAKING A POLL –
- How often do you wash dirty dog toys? #tellthetruth
- What’s your technique? #dotell
ONE MORE THING –
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