Wednesday, October 18, 2006

note to self:

Do not go for a run after dark on a cloudy moonless night when you can't see your hand in front of your face, let alone a skunk! Sigh!

Help! We smell of skunk. Lordy! Do we smell of skunk!

Except for her love of eau de bovine, Misty is smarter than Molly and me. She stayed well clear while Molly and I blundered down the laneway, right into the path of the skunk.

11 Comments:

Anonymous marja-leena said...

Eeew! You poor things! My dear friend regularly had to clean her dogs, but never did she get sprayed herself. Good luck! We have skunks that prowl our neighbourhood every evening. Just as we go to bed we are greeted by "the scent" coming in our open window.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

YIKES! I'm not laughing, really I'm not... okay, maybe giggling a little, but I feel guilty about doing so. :) Did you bathe in tomato juice?!

11:30 PM  
Blogger Kati said...

Marja-Leena, I should have known better. I had seen the skunk a few days earlier at dusk.
Kim, I kinda laughing myself. We did that baking soda, dish-detergent, hydrogen peroxide thing, but we need to do it again. I can't smell it now, but I think I have just become...accustomed to it??

12:38 AM  
Blogger Kati said...

a colleague at my paying job has suggested Febreze for laundry as a solution. hey! I slept smelling like this, getting whiffs of myself all night! a walk in the fresh air confirmed what I had suspected: that one can get used to anything! After a breath of fresh air, it's more obvious: the smell on me, my dog and the laundry room is like DEATH, even worse than I thought! The hydrogen peroxide-detergent-baking soda did help, a little, but NOT ENOUGH!!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

Hydrogen peroxide? Really? Is Molly now completely white? *grin*

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently it's the acid in tomato juice that helps kill the smell of skunk. Vinegar is also acidic and I have found it to kill "objectionable" odours in the past... i.e. cat pee in the carpet and such. Vinegar is also less costly than tomato juice. Soooo... I would suggest you bathe in vinegar and see if that helps. Let us know... from a distance please :o)

3:32 PM  
Blogger Marnie said...

Oh no!! Good luck with the de-scenting operations.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Well, Kati, I hope one of those liquids finally helped you. And we're just glad you don't have a scratch n sniff blog.
At least you saw some cool stuff before you ran into the skunk.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

10:40 PM  
Blogger Kati said...

It's a well known fact that skunk spray has the mysterious ability to disappear and reappear! At least it seems that way. I think I've finally gotten rid of the smell on my hands (the worst affected) when suddenly I smell it on my yoga mat, or I pick up my purse and suddenly smell it on my hands again, even though I cannot smell it on any part of my purse...I must have spread the oil around without knowing it, before getting a much of it washed off as I could. Of course I cannot swear as to how clearly I was thinking that evening after it happened and I was struggling with a slippery and unwilling dog covered in bubbles and foam!

1:09 AM  
Blogger Kati said...

ps, Molly still stinks quite distinctly around her muzzle and neck. But unlike Pink, who, I read this evening in some gossip magazine in the lunch room at my paying job, likes to make out with her bullie in the morning, I'm not in the habit of kissing Molly. She has the bad habit of tossing her head up when I don't expect it and has given me many a bad knock on the chin with her hard head! Besides, she has stinky breath at the best of times!! I haven't had much time to think about it all this weekend as I've been at my paying job a lot, just hoping that I smell reasonably human.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Kati said...

Annie, I did see some cool stuff, didn't I? I sometimes feel incredibly lucky to live where I do, where a short drive takes me into the quite rugged wilderness.

1:18 AM  

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