Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cat in the Fat

What the Hell is that? I came home one night and there was animal vomit all over the new kitchen rug. It was white and there was a lot of it. I should have taken a picture, but I didn’t think of it at the time. The spot was bigger than a pie plate.

After a few minutes I figured out what happened. I cooked chili that day. I drain the beef grease into a bowl and let it cool. I don’t want that in my pipes clogging crap up. After it congeals, I scrape it into the trash. I also rinse my beef to make it healthier.

I left the bowl of fat, from two pounds of beef, on the kitchen counter to harden then left, not giving it a thought. The cat, in his infinite idiocy thought it would be fun to jump up on the kitchen counters – a thing he never does when we are there – and ate half a bowl of fat. It was a significant amount of it, too.

Oh it made his nasty butt sick, which I found funny; he deserved it. The fat mixed with his stomach juices made for one nasty mess. It permeated the rug and got on the floor underneath. I don’t think I can get it out of the rather porous rug. It’s soaked all the way through. It sucks as my parents just bought us that rug.

I just thought I would share my cat’s nasty habits with you. Something different from the political fare of late. Or is it? I report; you decide.


Anonymous said...

Jack, it shouldn't be too difficult to cut out the offending area of the carpet and do a patch, especially if the carpeting is relatively new. Do you have any scraps left? If not, contact the dealer from whom you bought the carpeting.

You may have just trained the cat to stay off the countertops!


Jack said...

It was a 5x8 rug on top of a hardwood floor. So I just yanked it out. It is a very porous rug and the fat permeated it, so I don't think I can clean it out.

Thanks, though.

Jason said...

Take it to the garage or back yard and soak in a water filled with Dawn for a day or so. It worked for me once with a rug that the dog yaked on.

Дж. Хьюз said...

A couple of years ago our dog Yongy Bongy Bo managed to eat half a small jar of Vaseline his big sister Eefy obligingly chewed open for him (but declined to eat). I had to follow the poor little guy around all the next day with a wet washcloth. Blecch.

Anonymous said...

poor kitty : (
poor ruggy : (
poor jackie : (

Anonymous said...

Nature's Miracle is good; use it after you clean the rug with Dawn or another dishwashing (not dishwasher) soap. If there is a stain, don't use hot water; soak it in cold water in Dawn overnight to removed the grease, rinse, blot the affected area with a mix of white vinegar and water, let dry. If necessary, apply Nature's Miracle (you get it at pet stores)after the rug has dried if there is still an odor. Nature's Miracle dissolves enzymes and does not need to be rinsed. Diluted Simple Green can also take the place of Dawn. Trust me, you'll get to keep the rug.