September 24, 2008

Insidious lint

I'm heavily medicated here so bear with me. My mind is moving v e r y s l o w l y and everything strikes me as funny. You'd think I was on something illegal, but in fact I'm taking nothing more than Buckley's Complete Extra-Strength Non-Drowsy Cough, Cold & Flu caplets. The adult dosage is "1 or 2 caplets" and I figured that I was big enough to require two, so that's what I took. Wheeeee!

Okay, so where was I? Right. Lint. But first, to dog fur.

I am attempting to be a green person. Not green as in the mucus that has been streaming out of my head of late, but green as in environmentally friendly. I fail in many ways, but I'm trying very hard. What does that have to do with anything? I can't remember. Oh wait, yes I do. So. I was doing laundry the other day and I decided to wash towels. Not wanting to waste water, I figured I would put all the used towels in the same wash. Tea towels, dishcloths, bath towels, dog towels, you know, ALL the towels. That's what I did. The only towels that didn't go in the wash were the brand-new super-soft yummy fuzzy chocolate-brown ones that I received as a bridal shower gift. I don't believe in washing brand-new towels, no matter what people in the store may have done to them. Anyway, I washed, I dried, I folded and I re-hung. The end? Not the end.

After Scott's shower that evening, I heard him spitting and cursing in the bathroom. I didn't have to ask; it all came perfectly clear: there is a very good reason to separate dog towels from other towels. Poor Scott had dried himself off with his usual bath towel and ended up covered in dog fur from head to toe. He then tried to wash his hands and face and dried them with the hand towel, which only made the situation worse. I didn't want to incriminate myself so I burst out laughing, thereby incriminating myself.

"What did you do?" Scott demanded. I admitted my mistake and quickly fetched one of the brand-new super-soft yummy fuzzy chocolate-brown bath towels. Scott scrubbed himself with it and emerged from the bathroom seething, covered in dog hair and brand-new super-soft yummy fuzzy chocolate-brown balls of lint.

I'm sure one day he'll laugh about it as much as I did.


Anonymous said...

Hardie harr harr


Rob K said...

Insidious Lint? Sounds like a Dickens character.

Heather said...

LOL Oh Scott! Just be lucky she was too doped up to take a picture of you!!! (Giggles)

ryssee said...

(Feel better soon!)

amelia said...

OMG!! I have done both!!!

With five dogs, I separate absolutely everything they have. I wash all their bedding every week and, green or not, put all their stuff in the dryer because it seems to get more hair out in the lint trap!!!

Leigh-Ann said...

Jen, I'm behind the times, but wanted to let you know how happy I am to hear of the new furballs in your life (and no, I don't mean the lint). One of the kindest ways we can show love for the pets we've lost is to open our homes and hearts to a lost little wanderer with claws and teeth :) As for the wedding, I hope you'll have a beautiful day for it -- I love Canada in October, regardless of what the leaves look like. I'm not a huge fan of weddings, either, but I'm sure I would like yours (if only for the company!).
Much love,

Miles Away In France said...

Brilliant. I love new towels but it seems to take ages for them to stop shedding fluff everywhere.

Racheal x

HAR said...

Isn't the big day soon? I checked in to see.

Thanks for reminding me why it is important to separate the wash.

Tea and Margaritas in My Garden said...

Hahahahahaa.....that`s hilarious!