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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Who Let The Dog Out? #LetsTalkBums


It’s been awhile since we’ve owned an inside dog. We got a pit bull last year, but he only stayed inside for a little while since he was chewing up everything in site and growing into a humungous giant. Adam ended up getting the kids a long haired Chihuahua on Saturday, and so it’s been quite hectic around here.


We were sick ALL week last week, and I’m just NOW getting better! My kids going nuts over having a new dog, it getting used to us, and all that! The dogs name is Starr, and although a loving dog—it’s a VERY messy one.

I woke up yesterday morning and let the dog out of it’s cage where it slept the night before. I went into the bathroom to wash my face. My mom was coming to pick me up early to go out to my cousins house because my aunt and uncle had come in for my great uncles funeral.

I came out of the bathroom and the dog is NOWHERE in sight. I’m like “Oh, crap—we haven’t even had the dog a full day and it’s already ran away”. Of course, while I’m looking for the dog my daughter wakes up and asks about the dog.. “where’s my dog mommy?”

Of course, I had to tell her that it went for a walk. She goes back inside and looks for the dog and BAM—she steps in DOG POOP. Oh lord, it was the nastiest dog crap I think I’ve smelled in a LONG time! She had it all over her foot, smeared in the floor, and my gracious it was stinking up the house.

So, I had to go in the bathroom and get toilet paper and try and clean it up! It was nasty and mushy and wasn’t cleaning up very well AT all. This is when I thought “Now would be an awesome time to have some Cottonelle Wet Wipes on hand”. I mean HAVE you ever tried to clean up dog turds with dry toilet paper? Not a pretty site at all. It had me gagging and just about puking before I got it all cleaned up and the smell out of the living room.

It just kept smearing and smearing! Wet wipes would have worked so much better! It would have actually cleaned up the poop instead of just moving it and pushing it deeper into the carpet! I finally got it cleaned up, NO thanks to my sinuses for making me dry heave at 8:00 in the morning.. but yeah!


The dog finally came back about 3 hours later, much to my surprise. I’m glad it did because my daughter was sad and whining about it those ENTIRE 3 hours!

We are definitely going to be potty training it this week, going to buy some Cottonelle wet wipes, AND shampoo the carpet. Yay me!

Go to Cottonelle’s Facebook Page to learn more about the Cottonelle Clean Routine!


Disclosure: I am bringing this post to you through my partnership with Cottonelle, their new Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths, and sharing the news about their #LetsTalkBums campaign.


Jessica Renee


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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