Pet messes are no match for Clorox! #icktionary #ad

Last Updated on March 13, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

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Having pets in the house is a great way to teach children valuable life lessons.  Taking care of pets teaches children responsibility and compassion and those are lessons they will need for the rest of their lives. Of course, if I actually relied on the children to feed  the animals they would probably all starve but ONE DAY, they will figure it out, right?   Having pets is also stressful and messy.  Mainly it is stressful for ME because, as the mom, I have to clean up all their messes.  Muddy paw prints, dog vomit and that accidental present that the bird left on the floor as he flew across the room after being startled by a strong gust of wind.  The worst of all the pet messes that I get to clean up is from the lizards.  No, we do not ACTUALLY live in a zoo, it just seems like it some days.  I love those lizards but every single time I get those little buggers out to run around they end up leaving me a present on the kitchen floor.  Every.  Single.  Time!  I never stopped to think about giving these pet messes a name until I got asked to help out with the Clorox Ick-tionary project!


Chlorox wants to teach you to learn a new ‘language’.  Basically, they have asked people to come up with creative new words for everyday messes.  Since I live in a zoo with lizards that can’t seem to respect my clean floor, I decided that the perfect word for these pet messes is:

Dragonation:  Contamination due to excrement from one’s pet bearded dragon.  

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Pet messes are no match for Clorox

Oh, sure, he looks all cute and innocent in his cage but when given free roam of my kitchen he feels the need to christen the floor every single time!  When this  happens, I head straight for the Clorox!  I don’t need my floors to be sterile enough to eat off of but I prefer to know that any pet messes left behind are completely cleaned up and germ free!  There have been a ton of really cute terms that people have come up with for the messes in their own lives.  Some of my favorites?

Secret Garden: Where your child has hidden those vegetables from dinner they didn’t want to eat

Poop-edo: Baby poop in the bath tub

French Terry Dip: When your bathrobe belt decides to take a dip in the toilet


There are a ton of other great new terms on the Clorox Ick-tionary website that I encourage you to check out.  You can also share your own terms on as well as play games and win coupons while supplies last.    The Clorox Ick-tionary really does capture the gross situations that happen in life every single day.  I loved reading through the terms that people came up with because I can related to so many of them!   This online, interactive forum brings together the new language of mess, including how to conquer and laugh about them.  As a mom, if I couldn’t occasionally laugh at the gross things in my life, I would go nuts!  Sure, when the mess is actually staring right at you it isn’t so funny!  But, after you have scrubbed your hands clean and realized that you actually caught your child’s vomit in your hands, it turns sortof funny, right?  So, if you want a good laugh, and maybe even a great coupon, check out the Clorox Ick-tionary website!

Disclaimer: This pet messes blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Clorox blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

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