I was drinking wine and watching TV late last night.
Unbeknownst to me, my tuxedo cat (Tuna) stalked his way across the back of the couch, attacked the wine glass as I raised it for a sip, then bid a rather loud and hasty retreat, waking up Mrs. Dooku.
Tuna emerged several minutes later with red wine stains on his little white bridge-of-the-nose fur, as well as a rather large red wine stain on his rather large white belly fur. Tuna was not pleased with this development. Mrs. Dooku was, of course, also not pleased with this development, having no regard whatsoever for my lack of culpability in this matter.
I valiantly tried to remove the stains, despite the rather aggressive protestations of Tuna. I tried soap and hot water, then shampoo and water, to no effect. Then I tried dishwashing detergent, and finally Goop. No change, except for one seriously pissed off yet spotlessly clean cat…with wine stains. Googling didn’t give me any help beyond what I’d already tried.
I was hesitant to spray Wine Away in Tuna’s face, or use any other sort of strong cleanser out of fear of its toxicity.
I’m now tasked with removing the wine stains before Holiday Guests arrive. Tomorrow. As of this morning the stains hadn’t faded away in the slightest. I got some stuff from the pet store that removes pet stains from carpet and furniture, but it didn’t do jack shit. Pet store did confirm that Wine Away and OxiClean were not good things to put on a cat’s skin.
Is there anything at all I can do? Any sort of home remedy that someone may know about? It’s no picnic having every living creature in my household pissed at me.