Tuesday, October 20, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons.. err I Mean Skunks...

Now I must admit early on that a good friend of mine has a great story about a skunk shifter. It's a cute little love story that she outlined, but I'm not sure she's written yet.

That being said, I've decided that skunks, no matter how cute they are in stories or books, ARE NOT MY FRIENDS.


Ummm... Let me just say that the dog went out in our back yard and decided that it would be a pleasure to chase a critter of the night. When she returned to the house, not only did she get a stern talking to, but she graced us with a FOUL stench. Yup, whatever she chased stunk like skunk and wild critter.

Let me tell you, writing romance while the house reeked of skunk DOESN'T work. Nope. Not romantic in the least.

So, I think I'll work on edits tomorrow and hope my massive Febreeze and Oust offensive got rid of the lingering memories.



Cari Quinn said...

LOL, Wendi, that's awful! Here's hoping the Febreze is as awesome as the commercials say!

makenwords said...

Been there! My older dog, loved chasing them - 3x that girl got a faceful. Yes, she's stupid, but we love her.

Tomato juice baths, and vinegar.
Good luck!

Helen Hardt said...

Oh, Wendi -- best of luck getting rid of the stench!

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

Well we aren't sure if it was a skunk or another woodland critter as the stench reminded me of the fox urine Dh used to ring the garden to keep the raccoons out of the corn.

Oh and Febreeze DOES help, but that scent lingers and it sticks to Kleenex. Yep, if you want to blow your nose, do it on a tissue from another house.

But we're living and getting beyond the stink.

One more thing, Baking soda, peroxide, and Dawn mixed together really does get the stink out of the dog. No jokes.

Marianne Arkins said...

My dogs have been skunked several times -- blech. Tomato sauce and lots of it.

I had another dog roll in dead porcupine, so not only did she STINK to high heaven, but she was covered in quills and had to go to the doggy dog to have them all removed. Stupid dog.

Good think they're cute.

J.A. Saare / Aline Hunter said...

We have tons of them here, but thankfully, no spray on our pooch yet! I hope you can get rid of the smell!