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Who’s a good dog? Yours is! It can be a bit of a mess, though.

Jami Attenberg, author and mom to celebrity dog Sir Sidney Morris Attenberg, PhD Esq., joined me for a spirited episode all about dogs, and the messes they make. This was also a first, in that I’d never before recorded in my apartment, which meant that Jami got to see—and share with all of you—how I actually live. (Spoiler: I live very, very cleanly.)

Here’s what I covered in my 89th episode:

  • How to clean rope-style dog chew toys;
  • Treating odors in dog toys, whether you want to nuke them completely or retain a slight smell to appease your animal;
  • Instructions for washing hard plastic and rubber pet toys;
  • How to get a persistent doggie smell out of hard surfaces like natural stone or wood;
  • The crazy-easy trick for quickly picking pet hair up off of furniture;
  • A whole host of options for keeping carpet and upholstery clean in a home with active doggies (and kids!).

Thanks to one listener question, I had the chance to remind you that I love it when you share photos of your dogs, and even of your cats. I’ll never share them without your permission, but I do really enjoy getting a peek into your lives. (This is your cue to post photos of your dogs in the comments.)

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Over in the bonus episode, Jami had some things to say about my bathroom. We waxed poetic about great American cities, oysters, and the Oysterpedia. We also had a very real conversation about author paranoia, then Jami closed it out by talking about pet psychics and being a dog godmother.

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