Well, "that" season is upon us again...
you know the one...
it happens every year...
Some years it happens multiple times to multiple beings.
If you guessed this...
you were right!
It's skunk season again!
Miss Annie went out on Saturday morning for her early morning potty break.
I heard rustling outside our bedroom window...
and looked out to see Annie shaking her head violently.
And then the smell wafted in through the window...
Before long, Annie was at the door in obvious distress...
that acrid spray coating her face and neck...
several bleeding wounds accompanying it.
Apparently the skunk fought back very hard.
We grabbed our handy skunk kit, and Hubbs got busy de-stinking Annie.
And because I know that one of you will also encounter this problem in the coming months,
I am re-printing our trusty skunk kit.
I keep this bucket loaded and ready to go at all times.
Here is what we do:
Wipe down dog with liberal amount of Tecnu (available in the drug store)
(Tecnu is used in industry to scrub radioactive exposure off of skin.
It is also great for using with poison ivy exposure.)
Wash dog with the following:
1 quart hydrogen peroxide
¼ cup baking soda
2 tablespoons dishwashing detergent
Use no water at this point.
We use a sponge and really try to get the mixture soaked into the dog's coat (sudsy).
Wash dog with baby shampoo.
This is the best fix we have found for a canine skunking.
Forget about tomato juice....it doesn't work and turns your dog a lovely shade of pink
if you don't get it adequately rinsed out.
Elsewhere on the farm this weekend....
It was a hot, hot day on Sunday.
When I went out to do the afternoon feeding,
both the pigs and the sheep were missing from their yards.
When I reached the horses' dry lot,
I noticed that Ollie was quite interested in something in the pig house.
Closer inspection yielded two pigs...
and three sheep.
Apparently, the pig house was the coolest place in both yards.
And so everyone was hanging out there together...
just one big happy family!