Those of you who follow us on other social media platforms know at least some of this story. Last Thursday, it has to be a Thursday because no good ever came from one, the Man got home from work. It was pouring rain. He took the dogs out like usual. He was putting Lee on tie out when he smelt skunk, saw Phod spitting out a bad taste and after a quick scan he saw a little skunk standing next to the house.
The Man brought Lee back to the house before she saw it, changed out of his work clothes and then put Phod in the garage.
He took what little peroxide we had and started to clean him. He then called me and asked me to stop and get all the peroxide.
I stopped at the local drug store. 20 minutes later, after several failed attempts to communicate what I wanted as the clerk didn't speak English and while my receptive French can be ok, by expressive is terrible, having to get an manager to override the system because there was a limit of peroxide due to a sale, I came out with enough to bath him 4 or 5 times.
|All the peroxide - 4 little bottles are needed for one bath|
|Lady I smell|
He was fairly tolerant, but clearly not happy. We took it in small steps, I would do some washing, he would do some rubbing. In the garage I put down a blanket Lee had destroyed. Outside he rolled in the grass.
He then had to spend more time alone in the garage. I did a 3rd wash of his head, which is where he got sprayed and then decided while there is the faint fume of skunk, he could come in the house. We tried to keep him out of our bedroom, but there were fireworks and Lee needed out . . . . . . so he was allowed in, but not on the bed (which he usually doesn't want to sleep on but because he was stressed he did).
He has been very distressed since. I don't think he likes the smell. We gave him another head washing and then a bath on Friday, and he will get something similar on Saturday (we have the stuff lol!). We also have a new rule, Phod is always on leash, at least until the yard has been swept for wildlife.
Moth balls have been put under the deck to ensure little skunk doesn't make it her home.
We have owned dogs for about 19 years and this was our first skunk spray, so I would say we are doing ok. Let's hope it is the last!