Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pioneer Woman I am not

I have one word in the war against dog vomit. K2r. Or is that even a word? Okay, maybe it is just 2 letters and a number, but whatever. The stuff works. I came home yesterday afternoon to find a lovely present (aka dog vomit) from Truffles, our Daschund, deposited smack dab on the sisal rug in our living room. Truffles loves me so much she thought it wasn't enough to leave the present in one spot so she spread the love around. Literally.

At the time, I was in a rush. I had promised to make stuffed shells to bring over to a friend's house so I had no time to deal with dog vomit. So I asked myself, what would Pioneer Woman do? Well, she would probably take a picture and then proceed to clean it in expert fashion, describing it detail by detail, ending with a picture of a clean, pristine rug. Unfortunately, I am no Pioneer Woman. So I grabbed some paper towels and (carefully) placed them over the various presents and with my a blind eye to the situation going on in my living room, I made some of the best damn stuffed shells ever. Honestly, this recipe is fantastic. And yes, it is Pioneer Woman's.

So I visited my friend, and ran to my nearby Ace Hardware Store with 10 minutes left to spare before they closed. I LOVE Ace Hardware. The people there are always so friendly.

Maria: "Do you have some of that of R2D2 stuff? You know, the stuff that gets the stains out of stuff you can't wash?"

Ace Hardware Man: "Of course. Back aisle. Would you like me to show you?"

Maria: "Thanks! I got it!"

I then proceed to buy 2 cans of the stuff. Because you never know. And I swear, I'm not making this up, because you know, truth is stranger than fiction. But as I sat down to write this, Fat Boy (aka Lucky Geraci, aka Big Stray Cat we found 6 years ago that never left) came up to me and rubbed himself against my legs. Then proceeded to leave me another present (aka Big Fat Hairball). Ay Caramba!


Kwana said...

Oh I wish I knew about this 2 weeks ago when Jack threw up on the couch. I'm going to get some this week though. Thanks.

Maria Geraci said...

Kwana, it's great for anything you don't want to get wet. The only thing is you have to be patient, because you have to let the spot dry thoroughly before treating it. Patience is not one of my virtues ;)

Lucy said...

Seeing as I have three dogs, good to know! Thanks!

And as it happens, my word verification is gazkdrop . . . kind of sounds like what happened on your rug, doesn't it? ;-)

Marilyn Brant said...

Maria, sorry to hear about poor Truffles, but glad those shells turned out so well!! Must check out more of Ree's recipes. I love her stories about how she met her husband ;). I've read lots of those!


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