So, last night, Matt and I went out for a delayed Valentine's Day date (I was sick the weekend of Valentine's Day). It was a lovely and much-needed evening. Anyway, that has nothing to do with the title of this post!
We let Becky stay downstairs last night to get some water and eat, since she'd been crated all evening. Normally, we shut the baby gate and make her stay upstairs, which is really the only reason that we still have the baby gate up to begin with.
Now, fast-forward to this afternoon when Matt sat down to watch a little TV. After turning the TV on, the remote stopped working. Thinking that it needed new batteries, he opened up the casing and went to put some new ones in. Nothing changed. Matt then began to notice this putrid odor wafting (yes, wafting!) from the remote...cue the title! I quickly went over to the couch and gave it a good sniff. Sure enough, it smelled like pee! This is not the first time that this has happened, but the other times were when it was storming and Becky is incredibly scared of storms.
From what we can gather, Becky was lounging (illegally, I might add) on the couch last night and peed...something must have freaked her out. We're assuming that she was laying on top of the remote at the time, and the pee shorted it out.
Matt got online and "chatted" with a technician from Dish Network, who deemed our remote dead after having Matt try several things. The good news is that we will not have to pay for the new remote! (of course, we also didn't mention that our dog peed on it...) Until it comes in 3-5 business days, our main TV is basically useless. We can turn it on using the button on the TV, but we can't change any channels. So, unless we want to watch CBS all of the time, we're going to have to either watch TV in our room or in the basement.
Never a dull moment....but I do love my Becky girl!