Finney Hates me

I broke down and bought a new comforter the day before yesterday. I’ve been hating the one I have, but I didn’t feel like I could afford a new one. The hated one was a down alternative that was awful. Whatever the alternative was bunched up and hardened into clumps in the squares and wasn’t warm.

But when Finney threw up on it I said, “That’s it. I’m not paying one more time to have this cleaned.” I went over to Bed, Bath and Beyond, bought a new one, a different down alternative, and took it home.

It was $163 and I freaked and freaked about spending that much, but by the next morning I was happy. It was so comfortable.

The next day (yesterday) Finney threw up on it.

It happened while I was out so the throw-up had hours and hours to set and stain. I cried. But after a million round of Oxy Clean (which really doesn’t work, I’ve decided) and the laundry, I think it looks like almost new again. (It’s only three days old!)

Finney of course jumps right back into it. I’ve got my eye on you.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Finney Hates me

  1. A couple of ideas: cover it with a sheet when you go out so if Finny wants to puke on the bed, it won’t mess up the comforter. I have a similar one and while my cats don’t puke on it, they manage to leave an impressive amount on hair on it, and Ming Ming Pu opened up a Sharpie last year when I was out and got blue ink all over one square. That is now forever, that blue addition. I don’t know how she did that with her little white paws ,but she did and she herself was decorated Sharpie Blue for awhile. So I just roll up the comforter and put it on the bottom of the bed in the morning, and this works way better, no kitty ‘artwork’ no decorative kitty hair.

  2. Ha. Man, that Sharpie square would bug me though. I’d always know it was there. I’d probably have to cut it out and find material to patch it with.

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