It took many years, but I finally was able to open up and talk about my battle with infertility. For the longest time, I was bitter and angry about all of it. Recalling how the people around me didn’t understand what a difficult time I was having both emotionally and physically.
During one of my parents’ visits to California, I told one of my dogs “Go find Grandma” so my mom could pet him. I was surprised that my mom said something to the effect of “I’m not grandma to a dog.” My immediate, unrestrained response was “Well it may be the the only grandchild we’re able to give you.” That was the first time my mom saw the true trauma that I was experiencing. She accepted her new role as grandma.
DH and I came to grips with our inevitable fate – that we would not be parents. We had three four-legged children and we embraced it. We took them to the pet store, on hikes, let them have run of the house and even let them sleep in our bed.
Then we were blessed with Miss M, the child we thought we would never have. All five of us fell in love with her and I was surprised to see how protective the dogs were of her right from day 1. For us, there wasn’t the need to banish the dogs to the yard because they were such an important part of our lives.
Although one has since passed, we still have two dogs – an American Eskimo and a Chow. As you can see from the pictures, they are camped out in their favorite place. The couch and the love seat.
They’re beautiful dogs but they shed horribly. Whenever we have company, I dread seeing them show up in either white or black clothing because they are destined to walk out of the house with the imprint of their visit. Pant legs full of dog hair. Yeah, it’s embarrassing.
Until now! SC Johnson Pledge has come up with a handy little fabric sweeper. It’s basically just two rollers that grab the hair as you sweep across it.We had company over the other day so we pulled out our new Pledge Fabric Sweeper to test out. I started using it and found it very easy to maneuver. Just back and forth – no pressure needed. Miss K immediately wanted to try it out so I let her. She did a great job until DH decided he wanted a turn. It’s extremely easy. While I expected it to be full after one trip across the couch and love seat, I was amazed that it wasn’t even close. The pictures show the empty product and what it was like after one complete use. My only complaint is that it’s disposable so not very ‘green’.
This doodad is a must for any pet owner. Now don’t say “I don’t need one because my pets aren’t allowed on the couch.” When I was using it, I found that the front of the couch where you rest the back of your legs was the biggest culprit in collecting fur. Probably because the dogs lean against the front of it whenever anyone else is in ‘their’ spot. For those who prefer the conventional vacuum method of cleaning the couch, this is great for a quick pass when last minute, unexpected visitors show up.
Want to try it? Here’s your chance!
The Prize: One Pledge Fabric Sweeper
…must provide a US mailing address.
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the second random selection.
Sometime on February 20, 2009, a winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) from all comments left.
How to enter: Giveaway Closed
For the first entry –
(1) Watch the video at Pledge Fabric Sweeper.
(2) Leave a comment with one detail about the product along with what type of pet you have.