I think I must give thanks where thanks are due and that would be to the various and sundry hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs I had as pets over the years.
I had no idea that the smell that I would come to associate with a cage overdue a cleaning would reassert itself so strongly nor so often in my adult life.
Seems I have a nose trained perfectly for finding old wet nappies that have been stashed in bizarre places near an overflowing garbage can.
Ah, thank you, Ernie. Thank you, Cuddles. Thank you, Winnie-the-Pig. It's because of you I'm able not to vomit on trash days.