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The Dog Door v. The Clean Freak

December 7, 2011

I may not always keep my house tidy, but there are a few things that I am a little OCD about and one of those is a clean floor. I am usually barefoot when walking around the house, and I can’t stand a dirty floor under my bare feet. In addition to this, my autistic daughter has pretty bad pica and if dirt, leaves, and or foliage are laying on the floor, she will likely put it in her mouth. Now that we are in the “new” house, I have come face-to-face with a Clean Freak’s enemy, The Dog Door. Mix that dog door with two high energy dogs, and well it’s a recipe for a really CRANKY ME.

High on my spring priority to-do list is cleaning up the backyard and making sure we get some happy healthy grass growing. I need to find a decent and large rug to place on the inside of the door where their little paws can get a good self-wiping.

If you have ideas or wisdom on how to keep the dirt-traffic down, please feel free to share those!


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  1. December 7, 2011 5:56 pm

    I can relate to your challenge. We have a “yellow buffalo” here and the only intervention between dog and floor is me standing by the door with a towel for paw cleaning. If he had unlimited access to the backyard, I have no idea what I’d do.

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