Happy news for owners of old dogs!

I have found something wonderful, and I want to share it. My first-born chocolate lab, Millie, is fourteen years old. She gets around well and seems generally happy and comfortable, but she . . . well, she leaks. Her bladder is old and feels it’s done all it needs to do and doesn’t want to do any more. Now Millie has always been a house dog. She used to run with me (back when I ran) and loved any chance to take a swim, but mostly now she goes outside for potty breaks and spends the rest of the time in her favorite chair (a hideous old recliner) or on the sofa. We keep everything covered so the “leakage” doesn’t ruin the furniture, but sometimes the floor takes a hit. We have all hardwood floors and tile, so it’s not a huge problem unless someone starts mopping up the puddles with the good towels. I won’t name any names, but my husband has sinus issues and assumes since he can’t smell no one else can either. He always washed them promptly, but it didn’t make any difference. I noticed all our towels smelled musty and nasty, but thought it was just my imagination. I have the nose of a bloodhound. But then my oldest son said he thought the towels all smelled like Millie. AHA! I told my husband to please not ever use towels to wipe up puddles anymore and started watching the sales ads for good buys on bath towels. Then today I was at Kroger and this practically jumped into my cart:

I had never seen this before, but I thought it was worth a shot. The directions on the back give different amounts to use IN ADDITION TO YOUR REGULAR DETERGENT for different strengths of odors. I went straight for the big guns and used two capfuls. Believe it or not, towels that had been washed multiple times before without getting rid of the scent are now fresh-smelling – YIPPEE!! This will now be a staple in my laundry room. Just think what it can do for the dirty clothes that have been in my 17-year-old’s car trunk for six months!

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