So, upon returning from The Gathering, I removed my CB and washed it. Thankfully we had the other key, since between Mistress Emma and I, we forgot to collect the other key from her! We almost had two boys at the Mansion with a KH across the pond! lol
Even after washing it thoroughly, I noticed it still smelled a little gamey. I know that smells are caused by bacteria, so I figured I needed something antibacterial to clean the cage with. I looked around the kitchen and bathroom for some vinegar, alcohol or peroxide, and wasn't having much luck. My eyes came across a big jug of Scope mouthwash. "Hey, that's antibacterial!" I said. So, I took a paper cup, dropped the cage in there, along with a little hot water. I added a healthy dose of Scope, and squirted in a little anti-bacterial soap, too, for good measure. I let it sit while I showered.
Well, after my shower, I scrubbed the cage a little with the blue soapy water, then rinsed it well. I noticed that some of the glue on the cage (from an Epoxy modification I made) had a little blue tint, but it looked MUCH cleaner, so I put on the CB.
I was out the front door, and half way to the car when I felt the warm glow......
That minty flavor in the mouthwash must come from some mint oils ... not unlike the mint oils, in say, Ben Gay or Icy Hot.
I was chuckling all the way to work, with a warm glow in my pants.