For my doggy bloggin' friends
Last Update: Oct 18, 2016
Dogs love autumn!
I love autumn!
Crisp air and the bounty of a good harvest.
My dogs and I love the pumpkins and apples. Playing fetch and going on long hikes. Chasing dry leaves tumbling in the wind.
Even the koi in our pond are more active, enjoying the cooler water.
It's so exciting for all of us to experience the change in the season. The dogs are especially anxious to get out first thing in the morning and enjoy the brisk air and new scents.
The other morning all 4 dogs ran out the door and within seconds our little terrier, Ginny, had a hold on a trespasser that was caught by surprise. Unfortunately the interloper had a surprise for Ginny as well!
Mr. LePew was able to wrench away and quickly get turned around. Yep, you know what happened next.
Of course it was a work day and my husband and I were both in a rush. My husband volunteered to take Ginny down to the laundry room and give her a bath and asked me to please gather supplies for our "skunk wash" recipe, which calls for dish soap, peroxide and baking soda. I only could come up with one of the three ingredients so my early morning brain kicked in telling me time was running away from us, employers were expecting us, and it was time to think fast.
My brain connected "bad smell" with "kitchen sink hand soap" which was my best seller when I made goat milk soap years back. The soap was made with citrus and fresh ground coffee to remove odors such as fish, onion and garlic from a cook's hands and worked really well, so I grabbed some coffee, a quart of tomato juice and told my husband to rub Ginny really well with the ground coffee, follow that with tomato juice, rinse and wash her with her lavender shampoo.
As it turned out this spur of the moment solution worked even better than the tried and true "skunk wash" recipe. It took ALL the smell away! Well, all except her breath. She was sprayed right in the face and we may need to brush her teeth multiple times before that goes away.
I have been sharing this discovery with all my dog owning friends and I want to share it with you as well, whether you own a dog or can use it on your site. My husband and I now keep a small can of an inexpensive brand of coffee on hand just in case we have another skunk encounter.
For an animal with odor, they are the cutest things! The white and black tail undulates in waves as they run.
Thanks for sharing your skunk out recipe! Keith