Melinda - no, I think since the landlord has already rented the carpet cleaner and cleaned it he won't be willing to do it again. it's a good idea tho, and at some point i might rent one myself and do it.
Shaykeija - thans for the suggestion, I'll try that and see if I can come up with something. I wish I could have the carpets ripped up but I'm pretty sure there's not a suitable floor underneath and doubt the landlord would be willing to have the floor properly finished for me.
Thanks for the suggestions, folks, you've all been very kind! xx
My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown
I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying. ~George Bird Evans, Troubles with Bird Dogs