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Ever encounter a person who smelled like a dog? I just did at my workplace. (Original Post) raccoon Sep 2013 OP
I have friends who are crazy cat people & they smell like litter box. Myrina Sep 2013 #1
I have never understood this. narnian60 Sep 2013 #5
But past a certain number of cats, a lingering piss smell in the house is probably inevitable. nomorenomore08 Sep 2013 #8
They must have been peeing on furniture or something sammytko Sep 2013 #12
Still, I couldn't imagine having 12+ cats. 2 was plenty for our household - especially nomorenomore08 Sep 2013 #16
Yeah, never planned on having SEVEN cats sammytko Sep 2013 #17
Thank you for doing what you did. nt narnian60 Sep 2013 #21
No pardon necessary, I completely agree. Myrina Sep 2013 #18
Yes, very important to wash your bedding regularly sammytko Sep 2013 #19
Presumably because they have litter boxes in the laundry room & walk-in closets Myrina Sep 2013 #22
That is gross. My cats are not allowed in my closet! sammytko Sep 2013 #25
Ever been to a Walmart? That's all you can smell. PinfeathersEagle Sep 2013 #2
Hello ~ PinfeathersEagle In_The_Wind Sep 2013 #4
Since you said "she" it probably wasn't me. hunter Sep 2013 #3
Only "sometimes" covered with dog hair? Are you a werewolf, then? nomorenomore08 Sep 2013 #7
I have pet-lint rollers EVERYWHERE. Myrina Sep 2013 #23
No, but some who have dog breath Populist_Prole Sep 2013 #6
I once taught a child who was being rasied by dogs - Tuesday Afternoon Sep 2013 #9
Sounds like a job for Child Protective Services. Brigid Sep 2013 #10
He was taken out of the home and was being fostered by the Tuesday Afternoon Sep 2013 #11
Several years ago, I took a trip from St. Louis to Albuquerque...... lastlib Sep 2013 #13
No, but I can always tell the kids who live in a house with cats. femmocrat Sep 2013 #14
Did she come up to you and sniff your butt? bluedigger Sep 2013 #15
No I haven't but.......... mrmpa Sep 2013 #20
I confess, I smell like horses 24/7 because its my job so I'm guessing dog lady's the same riderinthestorm Sep 2013 #24

Myrina

(12,296 posts)
1. I have friends who are crazy cat people & they smell like litter box.
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 11:48 AM
Sep 2013

Everything about them -- their house, furniture, clothes, the inside of their car -- everything reeks of cat piss/poo.

And they're oblivious.


narnian60

(3,510 posts)
5. I have never understood this.
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 01:19 PM
Sep 2013

I have always had several cats (&dogs) & people cannot believe my house doesn't smell. Hello!! Cats don't smell. They are very clean unless they are ill & can't clean themselves. It is the dirty litter box their owners don't keep clean that stinks up the house, and then the cats will start going on the dirty clothes (or wherever) you never pick up because their litter box is dirty. Pardon my highjacking, but man this is something that really gets to me.

nomorenomore08

(13,324 posts)
8. But past a certain number of cats, a lingering piss smell in the house is probably inevitable.
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 02:51 PM
Sep 2013

I'm talking like a dozen or more. A high school friend of mine's parents owned about that many at any one time - with frequent replacements for the ones who got run over - and while I never saw a dirty litter box in that house, the stink of cat urine was unmistakable.

sammytko

(2,480 posts)
12. They must have been peeing on furniture or something
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 04:17 PM
Sep 2013

I have seven cats and I keep them restricted to certain parts of the house.

I mop their areas with mr. Clean and bleach on a daily basis. I'm retired, so cleaning daily isn't a problem. Vacuum daily also. Amount of fur I pick up is amazing.

Litter boxes cleaned out daily and fresh litter added. You have to remove the old litter every couple of weeks and not just add or it will stink. Might look clean, but it can smell.

nomorenomore08

(13,324 posts)
16. Still, I couldn't imagine having 12+ cats. 2 was plenty for our household - especially
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 05:23 PM
Sep 2013

since one (female) hated the other (male). Sadly the male - surprisingly, since he was several years younger - dropped dead (of a heart attack most likely) a few months ago. The other one, who was adopted as an older cat, is 16 with a bad thyroid, but for now she's still going.

sammytko

(2,480 posts)
17. Yeah, never planned on having SEVEN cats
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 05:30 PM
Sep 2013

I only had ONE! But a colony of ferals invaded my area and I kept some of the babies.

Managed to catch and spay all feral females. Started with about 20 feral cats, now down to three.

Then picked up a newborn from the driveway, bottle raised it. Got another one from someone that was going to throw it out, and so it goes.

You end up with seven cats....indoors. Well two go back and forth.

Myrina

(12,296 posts)
18. No pardon necessary, I completely agree.
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 05:42 PM
Sep 2013

I'm a dog foster & have anywhere from 3-6 dogs in my house at any time. It DOES NOT smell. Dogs, blankets, curtains, rugs etc get washed regularly. Floors get scrubbed.

There's no excuse for the stench.

sammytko

(2,480 posts)
19. Yes, very important to wash your bedding regularly
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 05:52 PM
Sep 2013

Don't understand why ones clothes would smell of dog or cat?

Do the animals lounge in the clothes before they are worn?

Myrina

(12,296 posts)
22. Presumably because they have litter boxes in the laundry room & walk-in closets
Wed Sep 11, 2013, 10:48 AM
Sep 2013

.... and those boxes don't get changed out (or, not very often) so the aroma ... disperses.

In addition to being cat-hoarders they are also clothes-hoarders. I'm sure there are at least a couple litters of kittens among the piles of clothes laying around that house.

sammytko

(2,480 posts)
25. That is gross. My cats are not allowed in my closet!
Wed Sep 11, 2013, 02:37 PM
Sep 2013

They have a "cat room" - lol.

Lots of windows. They do go back and forth through some other parts of the house, but the cat room is where they eat and have their boxes.

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
4. Hello ~ PinfeathersEagle
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 12:57 PM
Sep 2013

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Next time you visit Wally-World take a tissue with something sweet smelling on it.

hunter

(38,212 posts)
3. Since you said "she" it probably wasn't me.
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 12:44 PM
Sep 2013


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Internet,_nobody_knows_you're_a_dog

Sometimes I'm covered with dog hair. Even when I'm trying to pass as human there will still be a few dog hairs on me.




Myrina

(12,296 posts)
23. I have pet-lint rollers EVERYWHERE.
Wed Sep 11, 2013, 10:49 AM
Sep 2013

1 in the kitchen, 1 in my car, a mini in my purse, 1 in my desk drawer at work ...

Populist_Prole

(5,364 posts)
6. No, but some who have dog breath
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 01:58 PM
Sep 2013

There's also one guy at work who many of us snicker as we refer to him as 'Alpo Breath'. His breath smells exactly like canned dog food.

Tuesday Afternoon

(56,912 posts)
9. I once taught a child who was being rasied by dogs -
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 03:51 PM
Sep 2013

His parents were meth heads and locked him in a room with the dogs.

He acted like one of pack. He crawled on the floor and licked my hand. so yeah, he kinda had a dog smell to him.

It was sad to watch.

The only meals he got were the ones he got at school.

He was six years old.

Tuesday Afternoon

(56,912 posts)
11. He was taken out of the home and was being fostered by the
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 04:12 PM
Sep 2013

assistant principal. That is the last I heard and that was about 7 years ago. He must be about thirteen by now. All the available services were involved in he and his sister's case. She, too was locked in the room with the dogs but, was let out more ... not sure if it was to allow for sexual abuse by meth customers or not ... but, would not doubt it. She, the sister, was sent to live with a grandparent. The elderly single grandmother could not handle both, especially since the boy was prone to anger issues and violent outbursts.

lastlib

(22,736 posts)
13. Several years ago, I took a trip from St. Louis to Albuquerque......
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 04:23 PM
Sep 2013

There were two Amish families on the train--they smelled HORRIBLE!! they absolutely REEKED--body odor/sweat, I could barely stay in the car with them! (and I have the sense of smell of a brick!) They only bathed on Saturday, and my trip was on Thursday, so they had several days' accumulated sweat and dirt (in July!) Yucck! Hope I never run into them again!

femmocrat

(28,394 posts)
14. No, but I can always tell the kids who live in a house with cats.
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 04:38 PM
Sep 2013

Their clothing has a lingering odor. Same with kids of smokers.

mrmpa

(4,033 posts)
20. No I haven't but..........
Tue Sep 10, 2013, 07:32 PM
Sep 2013

I had a co-worker who smelled like piss. I don't think she ever bathed & continually wore the same pants & shirt (football jersey actually) and she must have kept the same underwear on.

I finally talked to my boss, who had a talk with the co-worker. The co-worker was in tears the rest of the day & quit about 2 weeks later (still smelling like piss).

BTW we shared the same office, and this was like in January here in PA and I would open the windows as wide as possible for as long as possible.

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
24. I confess, I smell like horses 24/7 because its my job so I'm guessing dog lady's the same
Wed Sep 11, 2013, 02:31 PM
Sep 2013

Its just my life.

Honestly, more than a few people actually LIKE the smell of a reasonably well kept barn and horses - the combination of the hay, wood construction, shavings or straw, horses and yes, even a small reasonable amount of manure - for a lot of folks that is the most excellent combo.

I actually like the smell of my dogs so I wouldn't be too fussed if I were accused of that.

Be that as it may, its been decades since I worried about going out in the middle of a workday smelling like horses. Its what I do. I take reasonable precautions and change out of my barn shoes and coat to head out into public but other than that?

Nope. I'm gonna smell I presume.

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