Life’s Daily Inspiration In A Day of Mayhem!
This mornings Life’s Daily Inspiration all started when I unlocked the door to take Fred my dog out for his morning romp at approximately 6:30 am.
Not my finest hour, although that being said it’s better than 3 am.
So I unlocked the door and opened it and poof! On goes my security lights and off goes the skunk on the porch. Leaving Fred and I enveloped in his obnoxious odor. This was definitely not a Life’s Daily Inspiration. So please bare with.
Yes, as I said we were dosed with horrific odor of biblical proportions.
Immediately Fred who is only six months old ran between my legs and started sneezing uncontrollably. He’s a lover not a fighter and is scared of his own shadow. He is shaking uncontrollably and wants me hold him and save him.
I look down the ramp toward our stinky visitors Only to catch a glimpse of him as he escapes around the corner to spread his offending love elsewhere. Eek! Now what to do? Fred has to do his morning ritual so I guess that much needed shower will have to wait.
Trust me when I tell you we stank and that was the longest 15 minutes of my life.
It took Fred forever to find the perfect blade of grass. Of course the poor thing kept sneezing trying to rid his poor snout of all the gosh awfulness. Just when I’d think he had found the perfect spot he would move again and sneeze again and again.
While I poor sap, and the dogs walker was trying to rid my mouth of the taste of skunk. And very distasteful unpleasantness it was. My poor eyes were watering so profusely I could barely see my poor dog Fred.
And through it all I was thankful we were not sprayed full face. The screen door was between us an my front porch will smell forever.
Now if only Fred would do his thing so we could try to make this smell less horrible and offensive.
Fred finally chose his spot in the back yard. Unfortunately our skunk from the front porch had also headed around the other side toward the back yard.
I would naturally have thought he hightailed it to wherever this foul creatures live. Canada would be fine with me. Anywhere but my house. Once was more than enough for Fred and I.
But evidently not enough for old Mr. Skunk. Because there he was shaking that tail at us and we were only about 5 feet away.
Having just come around the corner to see we weren’t the only one’s present.
There was that darned big old yellow cat that belonged to the neighbor. But, just didn’t know it! 4 feet from old Mr Skunk ready to pounce. I thought to myself in that split second! Boy, are you ever gonna be sorry. And right about then my big baby of an Australian Shepard jumped into my arms still sneezing from the last time. Wanting me to save him. Why? Because my dogs a coward .
And that happened twice in one day.
Then that big old yellow striped cat lost his mind and attacked that skunk.
Fred and I once again were in the wrong place at the wrong. Boy, were we in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Thankfully once again we were not directly sprayed. That D@m Yellow cat was! Justice I say. And Freds bark seconded it.
As the skunk high tailed it off to visit Canada, I hope. Maybe he will consider retirement there better yet.
I’ve lived here over 30 years. I once had A Mother raccoon on my porch with five of the cutest baby raccoons.
And when I open the screen door which I am forever doing without looking first. A habit to which I feel sure I have now broken forever. After El Stinko being there.
Sorry back to my story. All of the cute little raccoons stood on their hind legs. I of course, decided they were saying ,by their actions, Don’t shoot. We were just visiting the cats food. I stayed inside and they all ambled down the ramp and left me unscathed.
But this has been an assault to me and my faithful Fred, although a coward. Hope is he will grow into a little more ferocious dog and protect me instead of himself.
Now with the show over for the moment. I must try to rid both of us from that skunks perfume. Chanel No #5 it most definitely Was Not!
Thanks for reading our mornings adventure and please leave us a comment below.
P.S stay away from the skunk…