I guess it was a good lesson in materialism. No matter how expensive it is, someone can always shit on it.
after hours soaking, hairdrying (to prevent water marks) i gave up. I woke up to a living room smelling of pee.
Also, several minutes after my roommate and me had brandished our hair dryers to dry the cushion covers. The electricity went off. So for the first time I had to reset the breaker. Hours later, I discovered the AC stopped working.
This was followed by self-pity and trying to sleep.
The electrician came over just now. Looked at the breaker, and told me I had it the wrong way. Apparently some go up and some go down to signify on. Obviously nobody had every done a usability study on circuit breakers. Hrmpf.
I took several of the cushion covers to Ecomat. Discovered the cushions underneath it was stinky. Sprayed a good pet odor/stain remover from Lowes (Woolite brand), saw the stain shrink before my eyes.
My AC is working, and the living room no longer smelling of pee.
Life is good again.