OK, better get to today's frugal tip and leave all this cuteness.
Having dogs means loving them, feeding them, exercising them, and putting up with a few little unpleasantries. One of these unpleasantries is the sometimes noticable "doggie smell" that can get into the carpets. I refuse to shampoo my carpets every month-- I do it about every quarter-- and in between shampoos just a little something may be needed, and something a little more than just covering up the scent with room sprays. A much-cheaper-than-store-bought carpet deodorizer to the rescue. Sprinkle liberally, let it sit for an hour or so (I like to let it sit overnight. Not that it works any better, it's just that it makes me feel like it's doing a better job), then vacuum it up. Easy peasy, Lemon squeezy. :)