#?*! My Lovely Animal Friends
For those of you that have been around my blog for a while – you know that I have some unwelcome friends in my yard. SKUNKS!
Two weeks before Christmas I had already been sprayed (and my dogs) so many times my husband had no choice but to spend a TON of money to get rid of them. We apparently had a den under our shed. The good news is – our unwelcome woodchucks were gone. But the skunks took up residence. We went a few months without any then every now and then the dogs and I started getting sprayed again. It wasn’t a daily occurance but enough that I was not happy.
Before I let the dogs out at night (we have a fenced in yard) – I turn on the spotlights and I sound an air horn. I then give it a few minutes hoping when I step away if there were any skunks they will leave peacefully.
But tonight I got lazy. It was raining very hard and I didn’t think there was a chance in the world the skunks were around. But of course I was wrong. As soon as I put the dogs out they started freaking out. Without even giving it a thought I went outside and yelled at them to get away from the wall and settle down. OOPS! Too late.
Now I have spent two hours scrubbing myself down with my concoction to remove the odors. It works but I am never happy at having to go through the process. I definitely don’t do it for the dogs. Xenas hair is so thick – we have tried before and even after spending 8 hours scrubbing her down over and over she still smelled. So when they get sprayed they stay in the basement at night. No help for it. But I am definitely not sleeping in the basement and sometimes I get sprayed before going to work – I can’t go to work smelling like a skunk!
If you need to know how to remove skunk odors – I make this by the gallons! How To Remove Skunk Odors