Kevin and I have been married for 27 years, and he has only surprised me three times. The first was about 6 years ago when he said he wanted to go to a dude ranch for vacation. The next was a year or two later when he wanted to buy an old Dodge Charger to restore, and the last time happened this year on vacation-he wanted to buy a handmade Turkish rug.
I was hesitant, because although I wanted one, we have a dog who has food allergies. The problem is that when Emmie eats something she shouldn’t, she gets sick, usually on a rug. It would kill me to see a work of art ruined, especially a hand-made rug due to the artistry, time and effort involved.
We solved the problem by buying a smaller rug and hanging it on the wall above the dining room fireplace. Though not as traditional as placing a rug on the floor, hanging it allows you to enjoy it on a daily basis without the worries of pet stains.
By the way, we had a fabulous vacation at the Rainbow Trout Dude Ranch and yes, Kevin is restoring his Dodge Charger.