Friday, June 20, 2008

What a Smell!

Wouldn't you just know it, Dunny our normally well behaved and goofy dog, decided he was going to catch himself a skunk by the tail this morning. PeterC was taking the dogs for their early morning walk before work when Dunny dived into a brush pile beside the road and pulled a skunk out by the tail. By all accounts he then tossed the poor beast into the air but not before getting a mouth full of the good old stinky stuff.

Dunny is in his kennel outside and I'm sitting inside at the computer, and I can still smell him. He is salivating pretty good and he has plenty of water to drink so we aren't to worried about him. In fact, it serves him right for going after a skunk. What I don't know though is how to get the smell out when it is in his mouth. I'm pretty sure we'll never get him to drink tomato juice, which is the classic cure for skunk spray. I guess I'll give the vet a call and see what he suggests. It may be that time and lots of water is the only thing that will work.

Luckily, the skunk seems to have suffered nothing more than a blow to his dignity as he was seen strutting away from the scene of the assault.

3 comments:

pogge said...

Somebody told me once that Classic Coke is really good at getting rid of skunk odor. The acids in it supposedly do a good job of breaking up whatever skunky stuff is responsible for the smell. That remains an unsupported rumour though and should probably be investigated more before you go out and buy a case of the stuff to feed to the dog.

In any event, good luck. Been there. In fact, there used to be a Rottweiler here who didn't get the message the first time. He got himself skunked twice. Big dog = big smell.

Dee said...

Lol, glad we aren't the only ones to have suffered this. We gave Dunny a bath and today the smell is considerably less than yesterday. The vet's suggestion was time...and keeping him away from skunks in the future.

Anonymous said...

I have actually heard that tomato juice is useless against skunk spray. Luckily I have never had reason to try.

-e.