And the winner is? Pepe, by more than one nose.
And the losers? That would be us, and our house and yard and neighbors.
Last September, in Molly's very first week with us, she got into it with a skunk in our yard. We had to buy the skunk enzyme spray and take her to Launder Dog for the do-it-yourself bath. Over the winter the Skunk War calmed down, but it is back in full force.
Molly has been having battles with the smelly critter (or maybe litter of critters?) on an average of 3 times a week lately, but last night was a doozy. I had just done another treatment on her, shampooed her, and she was beginning to smell human again, or at least like a dog you can be around. But last night, they were at it again, and this time it smells like she gave Pepe a key to the back door.
So why don't we let her sleep inside? That is usually the plan, but when she smells this bad, she can't come in. When she sleeps outside, she gets sprayed, and can't come in and has to sleep outside. Can you see the sad little pattern here? Or should I say the smelly pattern?