Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dog + Skunk =...

On night after a family, food filled day...
hubby, son and I settled in to watch

season 6 of .

Around 12:30 a.m. parents decided it was bed time for them...

so we let our outside to do her business before turning in to insure a little sleeping in then next morning.

Hubby heard barking... went to let dog child in....

...and smelled .


Outside smell was the usual smell.

HOWEVER the odor on was
more like a toxic chemical urine spill.


The following ensued...

*cough... gag... hold breath...gasp...*

*Turn on computer... search "dog got sprayed by skunk"...

*Find this solution....

1 quart + 1/2 box +

1/2 cup + some .

*Put on .

*Scrub it into reeking dog's hair down to skin because odor gets into pores...


...avoiding , ,


, and ...

or find self with blind, deaf dog who cannot smell or taste.


*Leave on dog for 5 minutes...standing guard with hands on dog so dog does not shake above solution and saturate tired, frustrated owner...

...WHILE well meaning spouse stands near...
...donning ... making sure job is done sufficiently...offering his 'direction'.

*NEXT, beckon said spouse to "man up" and remove protective gear... and to come closer for inspection.

*THEN let dog loose to shake.


*Go to bed at a.m. after using

on dog so canine does not get sick from cold, wet fur in our penny saving, hypothermic house.


I will say this solution worked for me. Removed odor and skunk oil... made her coat soft and fluffy and brighter white.

Now almost a week later... only an occasional whiff of skunk aroma when she scratches while sitting next to you...

then is banned to floor.


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG LOL!!! I have three dogs and so far have not had that problem but I have heard horror stories. This one by far the most entertaining!!

-Kelly

Anonymous said...

very creative :-)

Peg

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha!! I like pictures, it makes the story more fun! :0)

Treasure Seeker said...

you know.....
that could be a children's book!!!!

you are so smart!

glad you could find the humor in it!

i loved it!
db

LAURIE said...

That was sooooo funny. I absolutley loved your picture story!! -Laurie

Anonymous said...

Girl, you certainly have a gift! Keep 'em coming! Your stories make my day.

T arnouts

Anonymous said...

Good Job...get her smelling good before she comes to visit grandma.
Funny, funny story. I agree with the writer who said this could be a children's book, but then, I am your mother..

Jesse said...

That was absolutely brilliant! Reminds me of those old books where they have the pictures in place of the names, and you have to push the little picture on the side and the book makes a noise. Glad you had an exciting Thanksgiving ;)

Anonymous said...

OMG - I'm laughing out loud (for real!) at your last 2 blogs!!!! You are crazy funny!!! Stories like those about the dog are just one more reason we will NEVER have one!!! :) And girl, I'm with you on the whole xmas tree thing...we have a beautiful tree, but it's huge, and we have to put EVERY individual branch on, then shape them, put the ... Read Morelights on...blah, blah, blah...but my hunka hunka man won't ever part with it b/c it was his grand parents. We fight putting up the tree every year. :) Good way to get in the Christmas spirit, eh?

Jessica

Beth in NC said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and this is hilarious! Great way to use pics ... lol.

I'm glad your dog smells like a dog again. :o)

Love,
Beth

Anonymous said...

Thank you MaryBeth for that laugh!
-Sherri

Angel said...

You seriously saved my chirstmas spirit this year! by divine appointment (lol) I read your blog about the monster christmas tree BEFORE I tackled ours. I NEVER put it up because of the whole light issue but I really wanted to surprise mom and put it up while she was out of town... SOOOO much easier to layer branches then lights... WHY didn't someone tell us this sooner! I laughed so hard through your blog because it was as if you peaked into our home every year for the past 10 or so! Your are AWESOME.. thanks for writing... you always put a smile on my face!

Anonymous said...

K... this happened to our dog around the same time! Must be skunks in the neighborhood. EWWWW...

We used the same solution and it worked... but our house reeked.

AND the LIGHT THING was SO GREAT. My daughter said... "Why were we so stupid that we didn't think of this. It is awesome."

SO Thanks, steve.

Lisa b.

Beth in NC said...

You have been given an award on my page. Come and get it. :o)

Love,
Beth

Sit A Spell said...

Hey Mary Beth...remember me from MOPS, last yr, when you came to see your friend speak??? I am blogging now.

Ok...this happend to my neighbors big dog, big stink...guess she did not know this info. I'm gonna write it down cause we smell those stinky fellas on a daily basis in my neck of the woods!

Bless...Shell

Irritable Mother said...

Oh, dear. Is it mean to admit I laughed at your, uh, predicament?
And I thought you said you were only good for one round of "domestic advice." Now, not only have you taught me how to get my whites really white, but I also know what to do if my pooch messes with a skunk. Thanks. *grin*
How did the speaking go this weekend???