Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fun Times in the Middle of the Night

Yes, it's 4:45 in the morning and I am awake. Or still awake, I should say. Darned insomnia. Too bad I didn't go to bed when I had the chance. Since I was up anyway I decided to Jenny, our dog, out to run. She loves to do that at night. Well, she ended up getting sprayed by a skunk. Lovely. I didn't realize that's what had happened until I had already let her in the house. So now the house smells awful. Luckily I found a good skunk smell remover for Jenny. I had to send Brent to Tops for peroxide. Thank goodness they're open 24 hours a day. It seems to have helped some though I will probably have to do it again. Incidentally, it is 32 ounces of peroxide, a cup of baking soda and some dish washing liquid. Mix well, rub it in, scrub well for about ten minutes, rinse well and ta-da. The benefit of that is apparently fleas don't like water or peroxide or baking soda. I didn't know she had any fleas. Now I realize the flea treatment hasn't worked so I'll have to try the more expensive one. Good to know. The other plus is that I just finished scrubbing the bathroom. Didn't really want to shower in there after giving the skunk smelling dog a bath.

I'm telling you, there are good times to be had around here in the middle of the night. Too bad they don't seem to include sleep.

Any tips on getting the skunky smell out of the house??


4 comments:

Joy :) said...

Wow....sounds like an eventful night! Hopefully you can take a nap today.

Tricia said...

Evidently Jode - you take peroxide, baking soda, and a little dishwashing soap and rub it into the house ! Someone told me that...... (Hee. hee)

Sheryl said...

Certainly not what you needed to deal with today! I think this may be one of those stories you can only laugh about later. Thanks for the laugh though - I love your way of dealing with all that's come at you!

Wondering when you will find us said...

OMG, you named your dog Jenny, after me? Kidding! Love the name...lol!!! Be careful if your are jogging at night.....:)I am a worry wart!