Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Lazing and Grazing

Cool, sunny Autumn afternoons...
perfect for lazin'...


and grazing'...


Will you just look at that sky!
Heavenly.


The horses are so happy at this time of year... no heat, no bugs.


Isn't he just the cutest little horse ever?
And those eyes...


Of course they still have to wear their grazing muzzles...


but they are actually quite used to them.
No complaints are offered when getting dressed to go out to pasture.


As for those doing the lazing'...
Sammie has relaxation down to an art form...


He stays like this until he hears someone having fun...
then he jumps in the game.
This is called conserving one's energy until something better comes along.


As for Chester...
he is not much of a napper.
He spends his time with his radar detectors at full attention...


just in case anyone signals him.


With ears like those, he can hear what's happening two counties away!

Chester has become the perfect farm dog.
He never strays, but spends his outdoor time adventuring close to wherever we are.
He's super loving and very enthusiastic.
He's a great watch dog... with only one vice...


He just cannot hold his licker!

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It's that time of year...
time to post our skunk kit.


Autumn and Spring seem to be big skunk seasons.
This formula works extremely well.... best we've ever found...
and believe me, we have survived many, many a-skunking.



Upon finding your dog has been sprayed... grab your kit and head directly into the shower.
Before wetting your dog down,
Wash him thoroughly with the following.... get it soaked the whole way into the skin and lathered...

1 Quart peroxide
¼ cup baking soda
1 tsp dish detergent
(Double this recipe for a large dog)

Use the entire recipe and really soak every area that was sprayed... 
usually they get sprayed right in their face, so do not miss this area.
Rinse and then wash with Baby shampoo.


We have added yet another (preliminary) step to this process that augments the above formula.
While the dog is still outside, we rub a liberal amount of Tecnu into their coats ... 
then into the shower for the rest of the formula.


Tecnu can be purchased in a drug store, or online.  It is a solvent that is used for cleaning
radiation exposure, poison ivy, etc.  It is very effective for helping to get rid of the skunk smell as well.


6 comments:

The JR said...

Thanks for the details in your skunk removing kit. I have sent them my sister. Her dog was skunked recently.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip, and recipe. I've had two Rottweilers "skunked" and it was NO FUN! I couldn't find a wet spot on one of them, and it turns out the skunk sprayed directly into my dog's mouth! Yuck. The rottie killed the skunk after being sprayed. Tough dog.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Are you running a pool to guess which dog will be skunked first?

Missy George said...

Lazy days, lazy dogs. Beautiful post. Maybe I should get some Technu... I have the other stuff.
Hopefully I won't have to use it but I have seen skunks around the last week or so. Have a happy dayxxoo

Beverly Frankeny said...

Annie already has that dubious honor!

Karen said...

We just don't have the room to bathe our bigger dogs - so after EATING (not much) and rolling in dead salmon on our creek (not sure what's worse - skunk or dead salmon) - I removed what I could with a soapy cloth (and rinsed as far as the sink sprayer would reach:) and liberally sprayed Febreeze (fabric) on them. I read it online somewhere thinking that it wouldn't work - but it does! As it dries the 'fragrance' lessens . . . .I would reapply as needed (a lot:) I would have never thought it. Thanks for your skunk kit - we'll use it on the smaller dogs.

I so look forward to your posts - part of my routine:) LOVE all of the critters - I feel like I know them!

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