OK, Blogger really is being a pain tonight – had the whole post written, and it just disappeared. Bloglines is also not picking up the feed for this blog for some reason……grrr!
Anyway, I went out to dinner last night with a friend. Had a great time, and got home around 8:00. I immediately went upstairs, changed, and checked email. I started to notice a smell. Hmmm….couldn’t really identify it, but it was there. Then Maggie (shephard mix) came in the room, and it got a little worse. Made mental note to mention to Larry that maybe a trip to the groomer’s was in order. Then Duncan (lab mix) came in. OH MY GOD. I can’t even begin to describe how bad this dog smelled.
I went downstairs, smelly dog in tow, and the whole downstairs just reeked. And there is Larry watching TV, not a care in the world. I asked him if he could smell…he said “yes, there is a skunk outside”. I responded that it smelled like the skunk got Duncan – he came over…took a whif. Yuck. Honestly – skunks outside do smell. Pretty bad. Dogs that got sprayed? I can’t even begin to describe it – but it made me gag.
Poor dog – we wrested him into the bathtub and used up all our dog shampoo. He still reeked, so we tried Cieara’s shower gel (public servie notice – don’t try this at home. The bubbles that just come right off humans don’t really come off that way with dogs. It seemed to take hours to rinse him off). I did feel bad for Duncan, but …..he still just reeked. I couldn’t even touch him (I have to admit I’m a bit sorry about the comments about leaving him outside for the night, and the gagging – I think he started to have a bit of a complex).
We decided not to bathe Maggie – she actually hid from us as she’s not a big fan of baths (but she loves the groomer’s – go figure!). We thought that as she hadn’t been sprayed that it would “air out”. At 3:00 in the morning, I kicked her out of our room…..she was airing out to the point that I was dreaming about skunks.
So Larry took them to the groomer’s today. Much better. She couldn’t totally fix it – apparently the neutralizer needs to be applied immediately. But she did use strong shampoo and Duncan is much better now. I did give him lots of love to make up for being shunned last night….poor baby.
I have off work tomorrow – yea! I’m hoping to finish a pair of socks, spin, take a nap, make some pies…and of course, spend time with the kids and Larry.