Thursday, August 14, 2008

Why I am Going to Buy a Douche!

The dog got sprayed by a skunk.

Apparently tomato juice just covers up the smell, and doesn't get rid of the actual skunk oil (I tried it anyway, though, out of desperation at 2:00am). A dish detergent, baking soda, and vinegar mixture seemed to get more of the oil off, and helped quite a bit. But that smell, oh that smell. I can't get it entirely gone, off my hands, off the dog, out of the house.

So I heard Managisil (spelling?) douches work to de-skunk fur and skin. And now I am going to suck up my pride and go buy a dozen at the pharmacy.

I'll probably cut down a whole big bush in my yard too. It was part of the scene of the crime and absolutely reeks. I can't see saving it with douches, though I might try filling a weed sprayer nozzle with a douche mix.

This is nothing like the smell you get when you drive by somewhere a skunk has sprayed. Up close and personal, it has a totally different smell. It smells like some odd mixture of chemicals and burning tires. I don't even know how to describe it. I knew she got sprayed right away. I didn't let her in the house, and went straight to bathing her with tomato juice and then dish soap and then finally the vinegar, baking soda combo. Poor dog has not been allowed to go anywhere but the kitchen and then the basement since late last night. I just don't know how to even deal with the smell. It makes me want to climb the walls.

Something told me I shouldn't have let the dog out when she wanted around midnight last night (even though she was just acting like she had to go potty), and I should have listened to that inner voice of wisdom.


Sara said...

Ewww! I wonder what the clerks reaction would be to buying a whole stack of douche boxes!

sf said...

Poor pup - poor YOU!

Masasa said...

The clerk was a young man, and I really had to suck it up in order to put us both through my check out.

I blurted out, "Nothing dog got sprayed by a skunk," and he just shrugged and smiled and said, "You are like the 6th person in the last few days. I saw two wandering around just outside here the other night." Phew!

Here's the sad thing. I haven't used it yet. It does stink around here, but it is much more mild. I haven't had the time, and believe it or not I think I am actually starting to get used to the smell now.