Why I’d Rather Not Share a Bathtub with a Dog

I am the only person in my household who cleans bathrooms. In fact, based on a recent survey of the other residents of the house, I am the only one living here who even notices whether a bathroom is clean or not. Unfortunately, I share a bathroom with the dirtiest member of the family.  Meet Marcus, a bundle of bad habits in a fluffy white package.

He looks innocent, doesn't he?

He looks innocent, doesn't he?

Meet Marcus’ bathtub ring.

He never cleans the bathtub.

He always leaves the cleaning to me.

When we got a small white puppy, it didn’t occur to us that we might be spending most of the next five  years living in a construction zone.  But that is exactly what happened.  And Marcus has shown a deep love of rolling in dirt, knocking down garbage cans and eating the juicy stuff that spills out, and mess in all its forms, that makes him a very undesirable bathroom partner. After six years of intensive work, I’ve finally been able to get him to sit on commmand.  But I don’t think he’s ever going to scour out the bathtub.

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  • Carol October 30, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Last weekend I typed up a 15-step list for “How to Clean the Bathroom” and hung it up. The kids are going to take turns on the weekend cleaning their shared bathroom.
    Surprisingly, I think they actually like it once they get started, Ruby was even whistling while she worked. I still have to clean the other two bathrooms.

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  • Ruth November 3, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    That is one impressive bathtub ring. Give that dog a container of “scrubbing bubbles” my personal bathroom cleaning product.

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