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post #61 of 128
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Originally Posted by muja2 View Post
- OK, so I got just back from the weekend skiing trip and did my usual thing by transferring my skis and boots from the car to the yard under the shelter. The idea was to bring them in for drying before putting them into longer term storage.

So guess what happens, my boot bag was still unzipped and the cat for some reason just went ahead and peed all over them. I didn't realize it till I brought them inside and the whole place was stinking bad - a bit like cats pee!

What do I do? new boots (liners?) how can I get rid of this awful scent! :
TECH TALK, BIOTCH!!!!
post #62 of 128
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
So...in other words, you could say.."The cat got your tongue?"
Phil always seems to get to the HART of the matter...
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post #64 of 128
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
TECH TALK, BIOTCH!!!!
TECH TALK - Nope, Sorry didn't quite CATch that!
post #65 of 128
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This cat is way too cute to d*str*y..., piss away young fellow.
post #66 of 128
Perhaps all your ski outfit needs now are these lovely charms:



(What is happening there, I don't know. Not like any ski jumping I've ever seen. But it makes me . And I won't make any other *cat* jokes. This is a family-friendly site.)




Wow. Awesome. Your cat would be proud. Buy some, now! Maybe she was protesting your lack of cat -friendly attire.
post #67 of 128
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They sell this to kids. No wonder my wife thinks when I go on skiing weekends it's about SD&R/L.
post #68 of 128

Cats are warm and friendly!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2mbeSAmUP4

reminds me a little of an old GF - she was a redhead too!
post #69 of 128
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Originally Posted by muja2 View Post
Thanks Bob, I'm going to try your suggestion. From the rest of the threads, it seems that I'm doomed. I just googled the problem also and it seems someone else was suggesting washing with vinegar. I don't dare put vinegar in the washing machine - the wife will kill me!
FWIW, vinegar won't hurt a washing machine at all, or leave a smell behind. It's actually a very good natural fabric softener because if added during the rinse cycle, the acid reacts with the alkaline soap residue to neutralize it. Also, many washing machine mfgrs recommend running a load with no clothes and a cup or two of vinegar every 6 months or so to clean out the washing machine.

As for the cat pee, ugh. I think the enzyme cleaners that were mentioned are your only option.
post #70 of 128
Go the ozone generator route. It's the only thing that will kill the smell. I had a friend who moved into an apartment the reeked of cat urine, and all the febreeze and urine neutralizers in the world didn't help. We rented an ozone generator and put it in the apt over the weekend. When we came back, everything smelled like rain. Even the mildewed towels in the bathroom smelled clean.
It will work.

Mike
post #71 of 128
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Originally Posted by ctskierguy View Post
Go the ozone generator route. It's the only thing that will kill the smell.
You get the added benefit of filling part of the hole in the ozone layer, possibly creating more snow for you in the future.
post #72 of 128
Nature's Miracle or any similar product WILL work. Here's the thing: you have to soak the boot/liner with the stuff and then let it air dry. It isn't like a soap where you scrub and rinse. it's an enzyme and it has to have time and air to work on the smell and it has to soak in at least as far the pee did. It really does work. but do it quickly. the longer the pee sets the harder it is to eliminate the smell. you can buy it at petsmart or any specialty pet store. Dont' get the stuff they sell at the grocery store. by the way, if it's a male cat (likely) it isn't pee. He marked the boots as his territory. Means he'll go for it over and over again unless you make sure he cannot get access. It's a sign of either anxiety, territorial behavior or a urinary tract infection. if he does it anywhere else, take him to the vet.
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You get the added benefit of filling part of the hole in the ozone layer, possibly creating more snow for you in the future.
And God kills one kitten. It's a win/win/win!
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And God kills one kitten. It's a win/win/win!

post #75 of 128
I try to be an optimist. At least your boots don't have your stinky foot smell to bother you anymore!
post #76 of 128
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
Wow! If this is true, given what I was like as a teenager, cats should have become extinct in the 1970's!
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Wow! If this is true, given what I was like as a teenager, cats should have become extinct in the 1970's!
LMAO!!!!
post #78 of 128
Thread Starter 

A quick update

The liners have been soaking in a enzyme based washing solution now for the past 8 hrs. I'm going to give it a full 24 and then throw them in the washing machine for a standard wash.

I guess this is what my cat was thinking... thanks Tricia - you know who you are


post #79 of 128
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Originally Posted by muja2 View Post
The liners have been soaking in a enzyme based washing solution now for the past 8 hrs. I'm going to give it a full 24 and then throw them in the washing machine for a standard wash.
Make sure you report back to us on the result!
post #80 of 128
So, nothin bad happened to the cat ?



(I cant' believe this thread hasn't turn into a lolcat fest !)
post #81 of 128
In my previous boots I had a serious bad smell problem. Couldn´t keep them indoors at all as they where really, really, REALLY smelling bad. It was like "I serioulsy think that I am going to faint if I smell inside them"-bad.

My suggestion is this:
1. Rinse the boots with water and some soap. Let it dry overnight.

2. Empty one liter 96% alcohol in each boot and wash around the whole liner in it for a good while. Let it stay in there for ten minutes and make sure all textile is wet of the liquid. Alcohol is the best method to kill bacterias. It´s as you probably know used to disinfect hands and objects in hospitals...

3. Wash them out with normal soap and water again to get rid of the alcohol. Allow to dry completely.
post #82 of 128
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Originally Posted by marot858 View Post
In my previous boots I had a serious bad smell problem. Couldn´t keep them indoors at all as they where really, really, REALLY smelling bad. It was like "I serioulsy think that I am going to faint if I smell inside them"-bad.

My suggestion is this:
1. Rinse the boots with water and some soap. Let it dry overnight.

2. Empty one liter 96% alcohol in each boot and wash around the whole liner in it for a good while. Let it stay in there for ten minutes and make sure all textile is wet of the liquid. Alcohol is the best method to kill bacterias. It´s as you probably know used to disinfect hands and objects in hospitals...

3. Wash them out with normal soap and water again to get rid of the alcohol. Allow to dry completely.
Thanks Marot858. I've done enzyme thing now, they are in the wash queue (wife was informed well in advance.. no I'm not sexist, just can't use the darn thing). After that I will dry it out and test. If the smell is still there - even a faint whiff, I'm going two buy two bottles of alcohol, the whisky will be for me :-)
post #83 of 128
I suggest you not make your cat mad in the future. Never leave for more than a day at a time. They hold a grudge. Ours used to poop on our pillow while we were gone.
post #84 of 128

last resort?

When I was in the Navy, there was a cheap dive on Guam, "Frenchie's" ...

It was our official squadron turf, kinda' like a Hells Angels mentality where anything goes.

Some of the "cowboys" after getting real drunk would put a wad of $$ down on the bar, take off a cowboy boot, and pass the boot around .... free beer .. the barkeep would fill the boot and it would go around the bar till it got back to the hombre who owned it who would then put it back on.

A cheer would go up "Vappers are Hackers" as each one chugged down the boot-fulla-brew. VA stood for attack squadron ...

:

Wait till all the instructors are feeling pretty good, put a wad of cash down, your boots on the bar, and propose a toast to the SSD, Mountain Management and PSIA .....

The boots may still be funky, but think of the fun you'll have with that one. Getting it on Youtube may ... hmmmmmmm ???

:
post #85 of 128
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
When I was in the Navy, there was a cheap dive on Guam, "Frenchie's" ...

It was our official squadron turf, kinda' like a Hells Angels mentality where anything goes.

Some of the "cowboys" after getting real drunk would put a wad of $$ down on the bar, take off a cowboy boot, and pass the boot around .... free beer .. the barkeep would fill the boot and it would go around the bar till it got back to the hombre who owned it who would then put it back on.

A cheer would go up "Vappers are Hackers" as each one chugged down the boot-fulla-brew. VA stood for attack squadron ...

:

Wait till all the instructors are feeling pretty good, put a wad of cash down, your boots on the bar, and propose a toast to the SSD, Mountain Management and PSIA .....

The boots may still be funky, but think of the fun you'll have with that one. Getting it on Youtube may ... hmmmmmmm ???

:
So, you go by Yuck - ey huh? Coincidence???

In college we used to make a fair amount of "Trash Can Punch" essentially Evercleer and Kool Aid in a glad lined plastic garbage can. I have no idea how I managed to graduate??? Seen some other insanity at post instructor training night "Bored Meetings" in the resort bar.. Spice it up and get the funkiest boot they have at the rental shop..
post #86 of 128

Could have been much worst...

By now your boot problems have been taken care of, but watch this and see how bad it could get : from now on...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnoEbld_ht4
post #87 of 128
I know a guy that used to come to the bar carrying a real stuffed cat (but hollowed out) with removable tail. For a few bucks (but usually for free) he would fill the cat with beer and drink from it's butt. No lie.
post #88 of 128
We should all just chip in and buy this guy a new pair of boots, for all the entertainment he's provided us over the last couple of days.
post #89 of 128
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We should all just chip in and buy this guy a new pair of boots, for all the entertainment he's provided us over the last couple of days.
We can call it the ..."Puss in Boots" fundraiser!
post #90 of 128
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We should all just chip in and buy this guy a new pair of boots, for all the entertainment he's provided us over the last couple of days.
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We can call it the ..."Puss in Boots" fundraiser!
Nah, we don't need a fundraiser. I'll just send him some of my husband's boots. Got a colour preference?
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