the champion, my friends

November 12, 2009

I’m experiencing SUCH a feeling of triumph. For the past however many weeks, my now-four-and-a-half-month old dog has been shredding his pee pads to hell. I tried getting the plastic pad holders, but all that did was hold down the pad for him while he picked his way through the middle. So I looked to the internet for some answers, and all of them recommended getting the bitter apple sprays that they make for dogs. But I have one of those, and it seems like Chewy (that’s my dog’s name) almost likes the taste because when I spray it on the couch, he just starts lickin’ away.

And then I stumbled upon someone who swears by tobasco sauce. He rubs it on the edges of the pad, and it keeps his pup away. Well, I don’t have any tobasco sauce at home but I do have Sriracha. Mmmm.. rooster sauce. Turns out Chewy likes Sriracha almost as much as me! Friggin aye.

Then this morning I had an epiphany. We have a bottle of hot sesame oil that my dad bought mistakenly, thinking it was regular sesame oil. No one really uses it so I figured it wouldn’t be a waste if it turns out that Chewy likes the taste of this too. So I go about prepping the pad again. I took a plastic spoon, used the back of it to dot some oil along the edges, and laid it out for Chewy to investigate. IT WAS HILARIOUS. I guess hot sesame oil is a little too hot for him because after a single lick, he was running for his water bowl. YAY for hot sesame oil! I feel like I’ve found the key to life or something. This is gonna save me from SO much aggravation.

We are the champions…
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions – OF THE WORLD!”

[note: I ended up having to use a paper towel to spear the oil all over the edges because Chewy would find a corner not covered with it and still drag it around. Doesn’t make me any less of a winner though.]


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