This is the second time I have had to call poison control so I’m putting it on speed dial. Thank you Kathy, for this valuable information. 1-800-222-1222
Deni and I had just managed to get Marv to lay down for a nap and we were in the crafting/computer room doing a little sprucing up of second-hand purchases. We had the music going quietly and were chatting away like we do, when here is Marv up again. Both of us saw the telltale ring of yellow paint around his lips at the same time. He had picked up the bottle of acrylic craft paint and had a swig. I made him head for the bathroom where we swished his mouth with water and spit bright yellow about four times and still the back of his tongue was yellow. Poison Control said to get him to drink and eat to dilute whatever he may have swallowed and that they don’t consider acrylic craft paint to be poison but it would cause upset stomach perhaps. So far he hasn’t complained of stomach ache or upset but that could be because of all the candy and treats he put on top of that paint. He must have an iron lined stomach as he can dump sugar in there all day long and it doesn’t seem to bother him. What bothers him is not having a steady supply on hand. (Thanks again to Kathy for the bag of treats!)
The other dilemma of how to get him to stop peeing in the dryer is still eluding me. I tried a child-proofing door handle cover but it wouldn’t work on the oval door knob. I put down a piece of carpet that makes the door harder to get open but that only slowed him down a tad. Now I have white duck tape on the doors to make it harder to open. It’s hard to see the white tape on the white machine, so maybe that will slow him down long enough for me to hear and get him to the proper room. Keep your fingers crossed for me that this works. I don’t want to have to change the door knob to a locking version just yet.
See ya tomorrow