Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Because I couldn't possibly have been busy enough

Max, escaping through the side door when I opened it for a UPS delivery, found himself on the wrong end of a skunk. I had Charlie for 14 years, I never had this problem with her, she was too smart to get herself skunked. But Max? Noooooo......

Fortunately, when we adopted Mad Max, he came with $50 worth of PetSmart coupons, one of which was for this product:
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Skeptical, I got it because, hey you never know, right? Damn am I glad I got it. Took 4 wash and rinse cycles, but he smells bearable. 


I don't know if he's embarrassed or pouting, but he won't make eye contact and he's hiding under Teen Queen's computer desk.


18 comments:

vwrobb@gmail.com said...

Peroxide, baking soda, a touch of dish soap & water. You'll have to look it up for the paroxide/baking soda ratio.

Next time...

Anonymous said...

I hope you weren't speaking harshly to him. Poor puppy.
Terry
Fla

hiswiserangel said...

I couldn't speak harshly or otherwise,
I was gagging too hard.

Mel said...

32 ounce bottle of peroxide; 1 cup baking soda; 1tbsp dish soap

Scrub it for 15 minutes and rinse. Repeat a second time if needed.
Peroxide will have a bleaching effect on dark hair dogs.
Our white dog has had the orange spot between her eyes for the first
four years we've owned her.

J Bogan said...

Was out hiking on the AT when I was younger and more inclined to such foolishness. My buddies Husky tangled with a skunk... That was likely the longest ride home ever...

Chams90 said...

Try the Old stand by Lg. can of tomato juice worked on me as a kid Poor Max an a pissed off Redhead now thats funnie

drjim said...

Poor little guy.

I'll bet he never gets near a skunk again.....

Anonymous said...

If it happens again I know that Massingill douche works better than most expensive products ever could. Learned from a vet years ago when a dog we had got hit by a skunk point blank.

rickn8or said...

Max is probably smarter than StupidNeighborDog, which has to re-learn this lesson at least once a year. Usually in my yard...

Anonymous said...

But Mom ... I taught it wuz a puddy tat !!

Anonymous said...

Natures Miracle.
http://www.natures-miracle.com/products/pet-odor-stain-removers.aspx
Pets and teenage boys sneakers.
Organicky.

Roger Ritter said...

We had an Irish Wolfhound that learned about skunks the hard way. Since the Skunk-Off product was too expensive in the quantities needed for that size dog, we bought a couple of large cans of tomato juice to bathe him in. We put the dog in the tub, started pouring the tomato juice over him and working it in (double-layer coat, so you have to get it past the guard hairs). The dog was being upset about getting a bath, until he realized we were bathing him in people food! We had to keep a tight grip on his head to keep him from drinking the tomato juice faster than we could pour it over him!

After we rinsed him off and tossed him back outside to dry off, we got the Skunk-Off and started spraying all of the places in the house he'd rubbed against when he came inside. Luckily, he learned and never tangled with a skunk again.

Anonymous said...

we were out of Skunk-Off when at 2 am our scottie came face to face with a skunk on our patio...desperate, i tried the 'old standby' although all i had were the big cans of stewed tomatoes, and was amazed, delighted, and relieved it worked! And worked very well! Was just careful not to get acidic juice in his eyes...

Anonymous said...

Been there every couple of years with our Labs and Rotties and always within 3 hours of midnight. Just google "Home Remedies Skunk Odor"
Mix together the followiing in a pitcher:
1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide (fresh not old)
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon liquid soap (Dawn)
Pour on the poor pup before wetting (as this will literally cut through the skunk oil and stink).
Scrub lightly, set, and rinse within 10 minutes because this can be irritating to their sensitive skin.
Apply towels and lots of love. Remember getting skunked is like a bomb going off in their faces due to their accute sense of smell.
We can always let our kids back in the house immediately following this process.
It'll take 'em a couple days to get over getting skunked. But they'll chase that skunk even more agressively next time.
Just keep the ingredients on hand. Good luck.

RTinWeimar

Roy said...

I have a skunk story but it has nothing to do with a dog.

One night, my wife and I and another couple were camping at a local state park. It was a very nice night and we were having a good time except for the denizens of the adjacent campsite where a group of teenage revelers were making an awful racket.

Our group was sitting around a campfire enjoying a few adult beverages and conversation when about midnight a certain white striped visitor wandered into our midst. As soon as I spotted him, I shushed everyone. I said "Don't anybody panic. Just be still, don't make any sudden moves, and we will be all right." And that's exactly what happened. Our little friend sniffed around a bit - he even checked out a beer I had sitting next to my chair - and then he wandered off into the night. ...in the direction of our party-hearty neighbors.

Well, you see where this is going, don't you. Our striped friend wandered into their camp and tried to join the festivities. Our neighbors, however, were not up on skunk etiquette. They panicked, and it sounded like some bozo threw a chair at the poor thing. Immediately after that it was "fire in the hole!", followed by pandemonium.

And that was the end of that party.

Those obnoxious people pulled up stakes and decamped as quickly as I have ever seen it done. And we had a quiet, uneventful night thereafter. Well, except for the laughing and the *very* slight eau-de-skunk that occasionally wafted in from that direction. We all agreed that if our friend came back, we were going to offer him a beer.



HeroHog said...

We had our greyhound, Wanda, blast in the back door one night and by the time we realized what was up she had wiped her face down the length of the couch, the chair and living room carpet. Wonderful. Catch the dog and down in the basement shower we go. No tomato juice handy but several large cans of V8 Juice and Dawn dishwashing liquid and we have a very clean yet STINKY greyhound. We look up the Peroxide remedy, go to Walmart, stink up the whole store because, well, Wanda and I got up close and personal during the initial fracas, and we get the ingredients and head home. Follow directions and apply vigorously and repeatedly. Less than satisfactory results. Try to get some sleep in stinky house. Get up and head to pet store as soon as they open and get some skunk spray remedy they had. It helped a bit but we still didn't smell what ya would call "good." My coworkers at the office where I worked in a cube farm as a Sr Programmer/Analyst were NOT impressed with my new cologne. The Couch and chair found a new home on the curb. The carpet was subjected to many passes of the Rug Dr and that and time made it bearable. My wife tossed the purse that Wanda "baptised" in the melee that night as well.
Yeah... Been there, Done that.

Anonymous said...

Here. Never used it. God help me if I need it. I have cats...

http://users.humboldt.edu/wfwood/skunkspray.shtml

Jean

Anonymous said...

bad as that was, be damn glad is was not a porcupine he bumped against.....

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