I chose a beige/ caramel coloured carpet in the end, which is actually a really bad colour choice for someone as clumsy as myself!!! I'm a bit paranoid about it getting dirty too quickly, so am still at the "can you take your shoes off?" stage, or "can I get you some socks to put on your barefeet? No, I INSIST!".... And curry and red wine is officially banned from my house!!!
Stalker Cat has only got away with coming into the house because a) he's got white hair, and b) my dad let him in while it was being fitted anyway! Even the tortoises haven't been allowed to walk on it yet!
Think I also feel a bit sorry for SC , as he's been a bit poorly recently, and his eyes have been particularly gunky. On Friday, I was running a bit late for work, and I opened the front door, and he was sitting on my door mat, with his eyes so gunky and crusty, that he couldn't open them. I quickly bathed them, so he could see again, and tried to put him back outside, so he wasn't locked up for 12 hours! Well, the little sod dug his heels in like a sheep at the edge of a cliff!!! So, fearing I was going to miss my train, I left him inside and went to work.
I phoned my dad up, and asked him to pop over that morning, to let him out - there was a litter tray down, and food and water, so I thought he'd be okay for a couple of hours.
Unfortunately, my dad didn't get round there til late afternoon. By that time, SC had completely filled his litter tray with the squits, and also done 2 on my bedroom carpet!!!
You know you're going soft, when you feel so sorry for an animal that you can't even get angry about your soiled new carpet!