Friday, September 5, 2008


Of all the things in the world I would have never guessed that my 2 large dogs would get sprayed by a SKUNK! Why you may ask? Well because we live in the city, in a development where all the fences meet and did I mention that YES we live in the city! A large city! We lived on top of a mountain in the woods in Pennsylvania on 12 acres where my dogs just ran free all the time but now that they are city dogs they get sprayed by a skunk and it is terrible (believe me it really is terrible!). It was about 2:15a.m. Wednesday morning and I could not sleep so I got up, got a drink (just some juice) and then went into my fenced backyard to smoke and it happened. My Dalmatian charged it and the Doberman followed her. I thought it was a cat because it was dark and all I could see was the cute white fluffy parts and I knew that a cat could get away before they could get her so I was not worried. Then Lex (Dalmatian) ran over to me coughing, snotting, throwing up and stinking! I jumped up and ran into the house to tell my hubby and the nasty, nasty smell followed me. Hubby began gagging immediately (he even tried to sleep in the van for a couple of hours and that didn't work). It was horrible! Needless to say they had to stay outside the rest of the night and all the next day (cause I work full time days now). The poor things thought that they had died and gone to HELL!! My dogs are a little spoiled so they don't know how to lay anywhere but on the couch and on top of smelling like a rotten dead decaying animal they actually had to lay on the ground. Anyway, Skunks do not smell the same fresh as they do when you smell them on the side of the road. The worst part is you CAN NOT get rid of the smell. I have always heard that you should use tomato juice (or paste) but after some research online we found out it doesn't work that you should use baking soda and peroxide mixed with water. However this can cause bleaching of the fur so now I am going to have a red, bleached blonde, redneck Doberman! GREAT! JUST GREAT!
I have given them like 5 baths (outside of course) to get rid of the smell and guess what!! It still did not work! The smell is tolerable but you can defiantly still smell it.

So this is what I have been doing all week! The dogs are in the house but the are restricted to the kitchen cause I don't want the furniture to stink.
I have had a rough week and I will try and write again this weekend but I am so tired cause I have been really busy this week with the dogs and work and everything in between.

By the way Jake is turning 10 tomorrow (the 6th) and I just can't believe that my little baby is in double digits now!

1 comment:

sarah said...

Oh my god. Honestly, that was one of my worst fears when we had Max. I know how hard that smell is to get out. There was a kid in my sixth grade class who got sprayed and that poor kid stunk for weeks. No one wanted to sit next to him!!! I feel for ya. But thank you because I have been struggling with whether or not we should get another dog right now and you have taught me that I don't!!!!!