March 2, 2005

Skunked

Things have been a little ripe around here since our 130 lb. Old English Sheepdog got sprayed in the face by a skunk about 48 hours ago.

We did what we could. Immediately whisked him down to the grungy old shower in the basement where we administered the tomato juice bath, the special skunk odor-removing shampoo (this has happened before to our previous canines) and the "Skunk-Off" spray. We made him stay in his kennel/cage in the basement for two days, coming upstairs only to go outside. We burned scented candles and incense, sprayed air fresheners and opened windows. The house is just now starting to get back to normal. The dog still stinks like hell.

I'm thinking that nothing short of a complete shearing is going to do the trick, unless someone can recommend a home remedy we haven't heard of. I'll go Google it, and see what I can come up with.

Posted by dan at March 2, 2005 12:48 AM