So, my neighbor used to cat-sit, and we discovered that Lenny liked his expensive shag rug. He liked scooting his ass across it.
Now Lenny went the vet at the time and was deemed to be perfectly healthy (no gland issues, no colon issues, nothing wrong at all), and he did not ever drag his ass on my rugs, or any other rug at my neighbor’s. But every single time he visited the apartment next door, the first thing he would do is scoot his ass across the fancy carpet with an expression of glee. The fancy rug felt good. He would be scolded and then when he thought we weren’t looking he’d trot across for a drive-by scooting or a stealth wipe. Luckily he never stayed at my neighbor’s for longer than a weekend or else I would have had an expensive cleaning bill.
So I just got a new rug. It’s a beige-taupe color. And I got a thick underpad. It is now very squooshy… and apparently it’s as awesome as my neighbor’s rug!
My rug now looks like a tarmac with skid marks everywhere. I’ve only had it a week.
So what is the best cleaner I can get for it? It’s all natural fibers (wool). There’s no urine, cat puke, or any of that, just skid marks. The bastard.