24 Sep

What’s that smell? That rancid, stomach-churning stench.   Oh, that would be the smell of Ruby.  Stinky, stinky skunk chasing dog.  Sigh.

I was all snuggled in and half asleep at midnight last night.  Greg came to bed and slumber sank in deeper.  I smelled skunk smell but it often wafts through the neighborhood so I ignored it.  Greg wasn’t as deeply asleep so he did not ignore it.  He got me up and sure enough . . . Ruby STANK.  She was in my daughter’s bedroom, curled up on her beanbag chair (a truly luxurious beanbag chair that was given to us by a designer who works with my husband).  I took Stinky McStinkerson and gave her a bath.  Greg took the beanbag chair out to the deck.

I am a firm believer in the de-skunk solution you can find on the Internet [click].  It really works.  But, I did not have the supplies on hand.  Ruby still stank after the bath but I couldn’t tell that as I crawled back into bed because the entire house stank so badly.  Greg realized it before he came back to bed and locked Ruby into the kids’ bathroom.

When I crawled out of bed at 6:00, he told me that’s where she was.  Only, she wasn’t.  Nope.  Bathroom empty.  Seems my daughter got up to use the bathroom in the wee hours (get it?) and felt badly for Ruby and took her back to her bedroom and closed her in there.  Ruby spent the rest of the night sleeping on my daughter’s bed.  You can’t imagine how much that room stank when I opened it up to get Ruby out this morning. I hope that I can clean her comforter . . . and the 43 million stuffed animals that she sleeps with every night.

Right now, Ruby’s closed into my laundry room which gives her access to the outside (dog door).  When I get home from school today, I will stop at the store and buy some hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.  If I were smart, I’d buy 47 bottles of peroxide and a dozen boxes of baking soda to keep on hand.  Maybe I’ll just get a couple extra so that next time, the house won’t stink so badly.

What a stinky way to start the day.  Aren’t you glad the Interwebs don’t have a smell-o-vision feature?


7 Responses to “PU”

  1. Wende 24 September, 2008 at 10:26 am #

    Oh. NO!

    And your cold… did you succumb?

  2. Pam 24 September, 2008 at 2:58 pm #

    In this case, I’m glad I can’t smell her!!

  3. Laura 24 September, 2008 at 6:00 pm #

    Oh. Skunks. Something else for Luka to get into!

    Need a clothespin?


  4. jayne 25 September, 2008 at 2:37 am #

    Oh my Liza. I can’t even imagine it. Whew! Hope the bath and airing out of everything works. :c)

  5. Susan Gets Native 25 September, 2008 at 7:48 pm #

    Silly Ruby. NOT a good smell for you, darlin’.

  6. Bobbie 26 September, 2008 at 7:52 am #

    Yes, I do believe that is how life works. Good luck.

  7. KGMom 27 September, 2008 at 5:41 pm #

    Awww–Ruby Ruby Ruby. Every (almost) dog has his/her encounter with a skunk. Poor Ruby.

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