Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Marinated Furniture

Do you follow any decorating blogs?  Mommy and Mimi follow several.  Before saying more, I want to assure you that our blog is not going to become one of those blogs.  There are lots of good ones out there, but how many blogs do you read where actual dawgs write?  Gifted canines like us are few and far between.  There is a show on Disney called Dog With a Blog, but it's not nearly as entertaining as this blog (in my humble opinion).

Recently Mommy decided to work on doctoring a couple pieces of furniture.  Mimi had pinned a wood repair solution on Pinterest that Mommy decided to try.  You are supposed to mix 1/4 cup canola or olive oil with 3/4 cup white vinegar and then rub on the furniture.  Hmmm . . . well . . .   here's what Mommy learned:
  • Oil and vinegar don't mix (duh - Science 101) so you have to keep stirring the mixture.
  • Immediately after mixing, you have to dip your cloth DEEP to make sure you have the entire concoction on the cloth or you'll just have the oil. 
  • You need to follow up this mix with another cloth to wipe off the excess.
  • It doesn't fix everything, but it does make your furniture nice and shiny.
  • And last, but not least, crazy girl dawgs like to lick the results!

Yes, you read that right.  Dixie and Jenna thought Mommy was polishing the furniture just for them.  Jenna especially (shocker).  When Mommy worked on the first piece, a magazine rack, the girls were outside.  It never occurred to her that the girls would want to partake of the furniture.  Seriously, Mommy?  Have you never met my sisters?  When Mommy went upstairs to tackle a chest in the hallway, the girls were inside and naturally followed her up.  As soon as Mommy made the first swipe, Jenna's tongue began making its own swipe.

Mommy was quick to remove Jenna and her tongue from the chest, but Dixie moved right in to take up where Jenna left off!  I say Mommy removed Jenna, but you'll see there are several pictures of Jenna enjoying herself.  Dixie held back after being fussed at.  She doesn't let her temptations get her in trouble (usually).

If you haven't realized by now, Mommy might have better behaved canine children if she would just put the camera down!  She can't resist.  She agrees with my assessment, but says life is fun behind the canine camera!  I, on the other hand, am very well-behaved.  I don't believe blogs existed when I was a puppy, and I remember when Mommy received her first digital camera (an error in judgment I'm sure Grandaddy regrets to this day).  Technology might be the downfall of today's children's manners (not to mention grammar and the written word).  Oops.  Sorry.  Mommy snuck that comment in when she was proofreading my work.  I left it in because it is soooooo true!  But I digress . . .

Now that we've marinated the furniture, maybe we'll move on to other flavorful combos in the house.  Sautéed windows anyone?


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