Love our over 100 year old rug, so did the dog.
Sadly Cotton left us in March, it is still hard to talk about.
We still though have the rug and it is in really great shape. The history I know of it is...
Originally at Northwestern State campus in the President's house. Gifted to Lynn's Uncle who was Dean of Men. In his house for long time, no children or pets to wear it out.
Given to Lynn's Mom and she kept it under a bed, no more wear. Given to us about five years ago.
Things I have used to get rid of the well... smell.
We took it outside and used a rug shampoo machine, not heavy duty. Let it dry in the 100 degree heat, dried really fast. Used a spray of diluted water and vinegar. Used baking soda, rubbed in and vacuumed out. It is better but still if you get really close. Yuch. Not very appetizing under the dining room table.
Suggestions please! Or is it a lost cause.