Sunday, November 14, 2010

Be careful what you wish for...

Hi, all!

Remember this little guy?


This morning, after I let in my labrador retriever, Bailey, I noticed a funny smell.  My head was kind of clogged up, so I thought it smelled like something electrically hot.  I spent a while trying to figure out what might be causing the smell, but finally gave up and went upstairs to do some quilting.  Strangely, I smelled the same smell upstairs - visions of ancient electrical wiring going bad went through my head!  Finally, my husband woke up and hollered up the stairs, asking me if I smelled something chemical up there.  Well, apparently the smell wasn't just in my head!  So we started trying to figure out what it was together.  I came downstairs, and the smell seemed to get worse down there - what was it?  Unable to pin it down, I went back upstairs while my husband stayed downstairs.  Hmmm. The smell was not as bad now, though still there.  Finally, my husband called up, "I know what it is!"  I came downstairs, and he told me to sniff Bailey.  Big mistake!!!  She absolutely reeked of the smell, and the reason I smelled it everywhere I went is because she was following me around the house!  Thankfully, the groomer opens up at 8 a.m. on Sunday, so I called them up frantic for a doggy bath.  They told me they wouldn't be able to get to her until after noon, but I bullied them into letting me drop her off right away (I'll probably pay for that someday!)  Off to the car - - - which I put her inside of, simply because I might have been arrested had I made her run alongside!  But my husband really owes me one........  As soon as the groomer walked into the room, she said, "Oh - - - skunk!"  But when she got closer, she modified that to "dead, with overtones of skunk"!  Oh, joy!!  My dumb dog apparently rolled (or should I say "wallowed") in a dead skunk last night!  Six hours and $50 later, I got my dumb dog back......

So be careful what you wish for - I wished for something interesting to write on my blog about and see what happened?

Wishing you a much less eventful week!!

Sarah

14 comments:

  1. Dogs and skunks and dead animals have a natural link. Even my yorkies love to roll over and over a dead carcass

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  2. events like that only happen once in a blue moon....you're safe now for a long time!!

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  3. That is worse than my mini schnauzer bringing in lizzards and letting them go. Wait, no it's not. I have one living with me "somewhere" right now. Gotta love those doggies.

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  4. Oh, yeah, I can relate! We had a pup that tangled with the hind end of a skunk, up close & personal, even. YEARS later, we sold the house & the spot in our bedroom where he slept STILL smelled like skunk! We never did get it all out. Hope you have better luck!

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  5. Now, THAT I did not find in the suggestions in the previous post!

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  6. Le pew! We had a dog that would roll in cow pies every chance he got. At least that wasn't a lingering odor:)

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  7. Oh How glad I am to live in a country without skunk :-) (btw, the full story made me laugh, but wait until I have a dog on my own (in about 12 years...), then you can have your revenge :-))

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  8. LOL! Sorry, but your description of trying to figure out what the smell was sounds like something I would have gone through. Glad that you were able to get the dog washed and all cleaned up.

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  9. i guess she was trying to do you a little favor and keep things interesting for the blog!!!

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  10. Oh my! Hopefully the smell didn't rub off on anything else in your house! A skunk sprayed some dogs in my front yard one summer, when we had all the window fans running. It took WEEKS for the smell to wear out. We had to re-wash all our closet clothes and everything!

    ~ Meagan

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  11. Oh dear! That made me laugh out loud at the end there. Anyone can get sprayed but to roll in it, now thats special! LOL!

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  12. Oh my!! We had a female lab that loved to roll in dead things and manure. I always was teasing her about her nasty 'perfume'.

    I think you should've chosen my topic of belly button lint. It would have been much cleaner than dead skunk!!

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  13. Ouch! I feel your pain. Mine tried to eat a skunk this summer and of course it sprayed him. I woke up in the middle of the night convinced that there was an electrical fire. In the confusion we let him into the house. It took several bottles of Natures Miracle skunk remover to get rid of the smell. (He must be reading my mind because he's giving me the but mom...look). Crazy doggies.

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