Monday, May 11, 2009

Stinky Skunk!

A couple evenings ago, Lucas, me and our dog Izzy were outside painting a utility trailer that we are fixing up for transporting our motorcycle. We were gearing up to do the final coat of Tremclad when Lucas heard a rustle in the neighbours' yard. We glanced quickly and were super surprised to see a skunk wandering around the neighbours' front lawn... at 5:30pm!!!

I quickly scooped up our little dog and ran inside (I'd prefer 100 loads of laundry over a skunky smelling dog!) but Lucas watched the skunk for a while and decided to take a couple pics...

Eventually the skunk made its way under our fence and into our backyard. It was at this point that Lucas started to get brave and he decided to try to get a bit closer to the skunk. If any of your significant others ever thinks to try this, remind them - not a good idea! The skunk must have been startled by Lucas and in less than a second he spun around, dug his nasty nails in the ground, popped up his tail and got ready to spray. Luckily, Lucas wasn't far from the door, so he dashed inside before any damage could be done but it certainly was a close call!

Needless to say, we stayed in the house until the skunk was long gone!!


Littlec said...

He looks cute. Smelly, but cute.

Freckles Chick said...

OMG! That;s a gutsy skunk.

Our dog got sprayed (in our yard!) last summer and we found THE best solution (rec'd by our vet):

equal parts baking soda & hydrogen peroxide (depending on the size of your pet)
a few drops of dish soap

TOTALLY neutralizes the odor. Just make sure to rinse it off after 5 minutes, no longer (otherwise you could wind up w/ some poochy highlights, LOL).

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