Although they don't know what's going on exactly, the boys know that something is up. First, some furniture disappeared from "their area". Next went some baseboards. Tomorrow will bring more changes as the rest of the furniture moves and the carpet gets ripped out. And then the boys will find out what is really happening - we are getting new flooring.
Finally, the worn out smelly, stained carpet will be gone and replaced with porcelain tile. And although I have been looking forward to this day for quite some time, I am also dreading the thought that for five days, we will be unable to use the family room and the kitchen. And, because the patio and fenced area for the boys is off the kitchen, I will have to put on their harnesses and leashes and take them out the front door to do their business. Did I mention it's around -40C outside??? And did I also mention that Rocki likes to go out for 3 seconds about 15 times a day? I am not looking forward to this. Their bedding will be moved into the living room and their food and water dishes will go by the front door. Yes, it's going to be ugly for five days, but I am so looking forward to the finished product.
It's not just the odd accident on the carpet that was driving me nuts to clean. Many dog treats leave stains as well. I remember the strawberry chew I picked up for them at a pet store. They eagerly gnawed on the treat and finished it off quickly. However, at the end, I had two pink dogs and a pink carpet. Then there's the muddy paws, the wet paws, the snowy paws, the puke and all sorts of reasons why I am so looking forward to having a washable floor!