Good news! It wasn't a dead animal!

@foxyfire33 (10009)
United States
July 19, 2008 11:08am CST
My other discussion is right below this on on this interest list so you can read that if you don't know what I'm talking about. The dead animal smell on this side of the house wasn't an animal at all1 Well, technically it was an animal at one time but it wasn't what I thought and was much easier to get rid of. Stpson's girlfriend apparently used a dish towel to clean up the 'drippings' when she let ground beef thaw out on the kitchen counter for 17 hours and then left the towel wadded up in the corner behing the sink. After a day or two in the hot kitchen the blood began to reek. So the towel went straight in the burn pile and the smell was gone! (oh and her cat came back too so he's not missing anymore either!)
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16 responses
• United States
19 Jul 08
it's nice that it was found and that you could get rid of it that easily. some things end up requiring more digging and greater measures to get rid of the smell.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
so much better for you. just a lousy towel causing a big fuss.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Ok, I know I have read before that she is not the brightest crayon in the box, but how dumb was that? Uh, yeah, the blood from a package of ground beef would be stinking after a few days. I am glad to hear that you found the offending odor.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
20 Jul 08
We're all pretty glad too! Sometimes it's so hard to tell with her...does shereally not know or is she just completely scatter brained. Oh well...at least it's gone now!
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Oh that can be nasty, but chicken would have been worse. We had a neighbor who raised chickens, one day she gave my son a few chicks that she knew were not going to make it. Well, he had them in his room and they did not make it. He hid the little carcasses under his bed. His bedroom door was closed, it was summer and I walked in their and it reeked. I headed for the bathroom so that I would not add to the aroma. I opened the windows, put on the house fan, put some perfume on a face mask and went in to find the source of that smell. there were 3 little carcasses in a box. He never did that again - at least not with chickens. But a few years later, he tried hiding a kitten in his room - we named it Stradivarius. It took some convincing but he got rid of it. Two young dogs and a kitten made the house way to hectic for our life styles.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
19 Jul 08
LOL...oh I know! One of my early discussions here last spring involved s/o unloading groceries for me and not noticing an entire roaster chicken that rolled under the front seat. I was still distracted with a probably 4-5 month old baby at the time so I didn't notice it was missing. The first few days it was still really cold out but then we got several days of unusually warm temperatures....lets just say by the time we discovered the chicken we needed a whole lot of febreze to get that truck smelling good enough to use! Your story kind of made me feel sad...why would someone give a child dying chicks in the first place? Poor kid.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
Well it's good to know it wasn't an animal after all. That was a rotten smell I bet yuck I can just imagine. Why didn't she just rinse the cloth out and let it lay open on the sink or toss it in the washer? you must have been thinking why whould she wad it up and stick it behind the sink for it to stink up my place. I'm glad you found the solution to this problem and may it not happen again for your sake for that sounded bad.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
19 Jul 08
The only answer I can come up with is that she honestly isn't that bright. This little smiley is the one that comes to mind when I think about some of the thngs she says and does: It won't happen for a while anyway because she ran through most of MIL's meat just trying to make one box of Hamburger Helper...the 2-3 pound package I mentioned here, and 3 out of 4 one pound packages. She'd just leave them out and forget about them...and I wasn't putting them back because the one time I did she got snotty about how she left it out on purpose so it would thaw out. (I finally taught her how to use the defrost button on the microwave)
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Hi foxy, I will look for that previous post, I have not responded in that for sure, I wonder why, maybe a glitch in my notification.. so, great thing that it wasn't an animal at all!
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I get that a lot too. I go to the list here of discussions my friends started and see all kinds of discussions I missed in my emails. I don't know if it's a glitch here or with my mail, but it happens.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
19 Jul 08
That is disgusting! Has this girl not been taught anything?
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I don't believe so...trust me though, she seems to be the smartest in the family.
@Hatley (164389)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jul 08
hi foxyfire wow that would really get to making a stink.Towels do that when they get something yucky on them and sit in the heat for a few days and they smell even worse than rotten potatoes' which is one vile odor that is unforgetable.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
22 Jul 08
I am glad that you found out it was not the cat. I am sure that smell really was bad. Glad it was that easy to get rid of.
• United States
20 Jul 08
it a good thing it was not a animal the smell is not so easier to get rid of .
@kareng (7980)
• United States
20 Jul 08
That's good news x 2! Awesome :) I bet you are also relieved a bit too! Have a wonderful day!
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
good day.. it does happens when we left "fresh" animal residue under the sun after a day or two. It's good that flies didn't come to party or else it would be annoying for flies have the tendency to explore, lick and spread through out the house. After that you can see maggots on the party place.
• India
20 Jul 08
Well, no wonder they said always do things the way they are supposed to be done. Good thing that it got cleaned up and now. bourne
• Singapore
20 Jul 08
I also cannot imagine the smell of a towel that was used to clean the beef thaw and was left there for 17hrs... It must smell very awful... Maybe she should have washed the towel instead of just putting the towel there.. What a scare you must have experienced...
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Wow she is messy. Who does something like that. Glad you got rid of your smell problem.
@GardenGerty (106828)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Oh, Foxy, I did not even want to respond to the other discussion. I am so glad it was just that stupid ground beef. You tried to put it away once. She is too dumb for words. What did she do with the beef. I hope no one got served it.
• United States
19 Jul 08
She thawed ground beef on the counter? Isn't that dangerous? I mean, I am a neat freak and a germ freak, so I would have definitely worried about the germs infecting someone. But I do have cats, so I am aware of what it's like to have to track down a mystery smell in the house. I am happy things worked out.