Friday 10 August 2018

Another necessary job ...

For the most part, Ruby is house trained. Any accidents she has had, are our fault as we were still learning her signal to let us know she wants to go out (a very pointed stare by the way). This is what the carpets look like in the lounge and hallway:
The conservatory (our main entrance) was filthy from winter more than anything. The kitchen was also pretty grotty. We were going to clean the carpets after her first season but my feet are actually getting dirty after a few days walking barefoot in this hot weather!

We used to get someone in but need a few cleaning this time. DS and DDiL, plus friends, have hired a cleaner before, so that is what we did.

If on her first season she makes any mess, we can spot clean those areas.

We hired the cleaner for 2 days but it took just over a day. Loads of filthy water:
The noise was awful and we had to put Ruby in another room. It also DID NOT take just two hours to dry. The dining room dried all afternoon and overnight. The kitchen tiles took a whole day (guess it is not meant for those). The conservatory tiles dried quickly as the temperature in there was over 42C!

The next day we did the inner hall and front room, where most of the stains were from Ruby learning toilet training. They were still damp by nightfall but were dry by the morning. We wet washed once or twice but hoovered the areas twice or thrice.

Mind you, the carpets are now quite clean and the pile has come up a little. I would give the machine 7/10. It lost the 3 points for noise, taking too long to dry and in not getting some stains out on the first or second attempt.

Have a grand weekend everyone!


  1. We have a Vax, and we buy our carpet shampoo from Morrison's. We don't have a dog, but we do live up a muddy/dusty lane depending on the season. Some stubborn, well trodden patches do sometimes need an extra go or sometimes a spray of more concentrated shampoo prior to vaxing we find. It was certainly a good purchase.

    1. We have mulled over the idea of buying a Vax but for now, have decided not to. Our carpets will be changed in the next year or two, maybe then, we will think about doing so.

  2. As she gets older, you won't need to do this so often. Perhaps it's even just a one-off.

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  4. We bought a " doggie door bell " for our little one ,it took just over a week to train her to use it, now she pings it when she wants to go out, but she will also ping if she sees a bird she wants to chase !!!

    1. Yes, we also get caught out if she wants to chase sunbeams.


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