Skunk Smell: How to fix it in 30 minutes for
Hope everyone had a great week.
This past Saturday my roommate's dog, Fox, had a showdown with a
skunk! Fox lost. Ha ha. We were watching a movie when all of the
sudden we heard a horrible shriek and almost instantly smelled the
WORST smell ever! Skunkasaurus Rex and Peppy Le Pew had sprayed the
What does one do at 1am when your dog smells like death and you
have no experience? Glad you asked. This post will answer that
question for you and prepare you for Operation Stinky.
After a quick Google search, "Dog and Skunk Smell," we found the
following protocol that worked and only cost $5 and about 30
minutes to complete!
Step 1: Go to grocery store and buy:
Step 2: Mix in a bucket with old sponge.
Step 3: Vigorously rub mixture into dog's coat (OUTSIDE! Never
let the dog inside!).
Step 4: Let sit for 4 minutes.
Step 5: Use a hose to wash off concoction.
Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5 until dog doesn't smell anymore.
Step 7: Use old towel and dry off dog.
You're DONE! 30 minutes! It took us 3 times to get the smell out
and the dog was really obedient, which helped us try to keep it out
of his eyes so it didn't burn!
Note 1: Fox didn't smell for a day but for some reason the
following day, after brushing his coat he started smelling a bit
again. So another application and he was as good as new!
Note 2: Do this as soon as possible--the longer the skunk's
chemical exposure to the dog, the harder it is to get out of the
Hope this will help in the event this unfortunate thing happens
to your doggy! (or child!)
This past Memorial Day weekend my best friends and college
roommates came to visit me in Chicago! They got in on Friday and we
rounded up an epic weekend bucket list of items we wanted to cross
off before they left on Monday. They've never been to Chicago and
may never have a chance to come back so we wanted to do a fun mix
of touristy and shenanigan-filled adventures.
Our List Looked Something Like this:
WHEW! We were EXHAUSTED come Monday morning… So much traveling
(we don't believe in cabs)... So much walking... So much FUN! My
stomach hurt from laughing so much. It was a great weekend and
definitely filled my "JMU friends" tank as I hadn't seen these
characters in 13 months and they are like my brothers after living
together all 4 years of college. Fun Fact: Luke was my random
assigned roommate freshman year and Faraaz was our suitemate. Total
Chance. I'm very thankful for meeting great people and having them
as friends years later.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER TAKE TYLENOL AFTER DRINKING. NEVER. The
liver needs to use the same enzymes to break down both the alcohol
and the drug and it can cause the liver cells to lyse (think: blow
up/die) and that is BAD! Tens of THOUSANDS of people are
hospitalized because of Tylenol toxicity yearly and this can be
PREVENTED with a little education. So, I'm doing my part. If you
really need to relieve that hangover headache take IBUPROFEN, it's
easier on the liver. NEVER TYLENOL. Unless, in Dr. McRae's words,
"You want your liver to look like chocolate pudding at autopsy."
Yeah, how's that for a visual! HA HA.
Peace out Lions,
Christian the Lion
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