I think we’ve already established that.
But what happens to that slobber?
I mean it has got to land somewhere at some point in time.
Take a look. (Don’t worry it’s not all flying slobber)
Obviously, doesn’t always just land on the floor.
No it does not.
Depending on what movement the dog who is carrying the slobber is doing there are several places where that slobber may end up:
- Counter tops
- Kitchen table
- Dinner plate
- Human body parts such as legs, arms, face and in some unfortunate cases, it may end up in your mouth. (happened to me once)
- Human hair. Makes great gel.
- Clothes. Funny story on that. Normally I’m ok if I have some slobber on me, but there was this one time when I went to a funeral and as we were leaving my husband told me I had a HUGE crusty slobber going across my ass.
So what does one do when they must remove this slobber?
Well in a perfect world your going to be able to wipe every string of slobber with a handy dandy towel that you strategically placed in every single room, or be able to pinch and fling it into the garbage yourself.
But the world is not perfect so sometimes your going to have break out some cleaning supplies.
Over the years I have found that the single best thing to use to remove slobber from walls is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It also helps that all my walls are painted with easy to clean paint. Magic Eraser works great on laminate floors and appliances too.
As for the upholstery, I’m one of those people who prefers to let it dry and then scrape it off. Sometimes if it’s too thick and wet it will just smear everywhere and then no one will sit on that cushion for days.
The same goes with clothing, unless you’re wearing silk. I prefer to let it dry rather than wipe it and have it spread everywhere.
Ok. Honestly, I usually don’t even notice it’s there until someone tells me or it has already dried.
As for the dinner table and dinner plates. This can be tricky. We always just do the quick arm cover of our plates when Sherman decides he needs to shake his head right next to the table.
The kids have gotten really good at this.
Sure, sometimes it ends up on their arm, but that is way better than it ending up on their dinner and that’s why they invented napkins.
As for the windows, eh….that doesn’t bother me to much. Windex works great and cuts right through the dried, crusty slobber.
I asked around on Facebook yesterday and here’s some of the other things that slobber experts use to clean.
- Soap and water
- Baby wipes
- Magic Eraser
- Cleaning spray
- and some just leave it as part of the decor
So what about you? How do you clean slobber?
Thank you to those who have sent in slobber pictures! Keep ‘um coming! I’ll use them in Saturday’s post! You can share them on FB or Twitter using #owntheslobber, or you can send them to me via email firstname.lastname@example.org.