Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I can't help but think that because this is my very first 'thankful' post, I should choose something a little more deep and meaningful. But let's face it--I'm not always deep, nor am I meaningful.

So for this, my first Thankful Thursday post, I am truly thankful for the Pledge Fabric Sweeper.

When I purchased my beautiful, black, sateen striped, king-sized, down alternative comforter, I had grandiose visions of Paul and myself snuggled beneath a quilt that was ever only ours. I bought it with him in mind and I was so excited to use it for the first time on OUR bed. But one detail escaped my notice.

CATS. Paul's cats are more or less white. And as we all know, black comforters and white cat hair do not mix. At first I thought, maybe we can keep them off the bed; maybe if I lay a blanket at the foot of the bed, they'll sleep on that. Yeah. Maybe not.

Boris & Natasha
(notice the clumps of hair and
expressions of feline innocence)

So last night, after learning that two hours at the laundromat, 23 quarters and loads of dryer sheets DO NOT remove cat hair, I gathered my ambition and my handy-dandy Pledge Fabric Sweeper and set to work.

Now, if you have pets and do not have the Pledge Fabric Sweeper, you are in store for a wonderful discovery. A simple back-and-forth motion is all it takes to completely rid your furniture, pillows and bed spreads of pesky cat/dog hair and lint, and the offending detritus is safely stowed away in a see-through compartment (handy for marveling at the amount of hair you've been sleeping under/sitting on).

In ten easy minutes I had a (almost) hair-free comforter and a HUGE sense of accomplishment.  I do not, however, retain the delusion that I will go home tonight to the same clean, black comforter, because, let's face it, cats don't give a crap what you think. They'll sleep where they damn well want to.

Thank you, Pledge, for this magnificent invention. You make pet ownership 48% more bearable! Now if you would only invent a self-cleaning, odor-eliminating, sand-retaining litter box...


Tiffany said...

I honestly don't know how you bear those cats 1%!!!

Marjorie said...

I agree about the kitty litter. I would love to get back the life that is wasted in cleaning up that thing. And I'm glad to know the fabric sweeper works. I was sceptical but I'll have to hunt one down. The PX doesn't carry them here and Wally World seems to be coming up short as well. Where did you find yours?

Heather said...

I've gotten them at Wal-Mart before, but this one is from Fred Meyer...or online :)

Heather said...

Dude, I'm dumb. It took me a minute and reading a few of your blog posts to figure out who this was.
Bethy Poo!!