Saturday, January 26, 2013

World War P-U

All the good smelling results of her trip to The Honest Dog lasted less than 168 hours. Seems a little early in the season, but tonight Molly got hit yet again by a skunk. It is really bad, like the skunk had been percolating this batch all winter long in his little pocket of smelliness, just waiting for the perfect bratty dog to use it on. He found his brat and she is on our back porch, whining to come in. Since we still don't have any blinds on the back porch window, we are hiding out in the living room so she doesn't give us her look of utter disappointment. The cries are hard enough to endure.

Here is our recipe for getting rid of the skunk smell. It's supposed to go on right away, but it's too cold and we'll Ernst will have to apply it tomorrow.

Anti-Skunk Remedy

Hydrogen peroxide - one quart
Baking soda - 1/4 cup
Dish soap - one tablespoon
Vanilla extract - as much as you can afford, or about one tablespoon

Apply and let soak in for five minutes, then rinse off. Keep out of the dog's eyes. It really works, but the sooner the better. Remember to soak the collar too, because usually that's right where the dog got sprayed.

It's going to be a long spring.

If you'd bring me to the hall with you this wouldn't happen.