"She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot."
I DONT KNOW IF THEY CAN CLIMB. THAT WAS MY QUESTION TO. LAST NIGHT I WENT IN MY FENCED IN YARD TO LET MY DOGS OUT. GOOD THING I WENT FIRST AND AS I TOOK ONE STEP OUT I WAS STARING INTO THE SKUNKS FACE. HE WAS RIGHT NEXT TO ME EATING THE DOG FOOD WHICH I FORGOT TO PUT IN THE HOUSE. GOOD THING HE DIDNT GET THRU THE DOGGIE DOOR WHICH I HAD LEFT OUT TO. BUT HE DID NOT LOOK AFRAID OF ME. ALTHOUGH I WAS ABOUT TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK. ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO AT 5:30 AM WHEN I GOT UP FOR WORK I LET MY DOG OUT AND THE POOR THING HE GOT SPRAYED ALL OVER HIS FACE. MAN WHEN I TELL YOU WHEN HE RAN BACK IN THE HOUSE AND I REALIZED WHAT HAD HAPPENED I WAS THROWING UP FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. NEEDLESS TO SAY THERE WAS NO PLACE OPEN AT THAT HOUR OF THE MORNING TO TAKE HIM TO GET DESKUNKED SO I CALLED THE EMERGENCY VET WHO TOLD ME TO MIX 1 QUART PEROXIDE, 1 TEASPOON OF BAKING SODA AND A TABLESPOON OF DAWN DISH LIQUID AND PUT THAT ON HIM. WELL WHEN I TELL YOU THAT WORKED SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE TOMATOE JUICE I HAD USED ON MY OTHER DOG AND SON WHEN THEY GOT SKUNKED. BUT THEY ARE A BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL.
There used to be free fields with low bushes near to my subdivision. I saw there family of skunk couple of years ago. But recently that land was sold and big supermarket was build there with huge parking lot and a gas station. They push skunks into our neighborhood. I think I read about law that says a builder has to relocate ( not kill ) wild life. But local Wild life office knows nothing about existence of such a law and recommended me to hire a professional company to trap and kill the skunks if they bother me. I am a Buddhist and I do not want to kill them. They did not do anything wrong, They just try to make living in our neighborhood full of dogs in back yards, swimming pools and rat poison because they lost their wild home to supermarket. They check every night my porch for cat food leftovers and water to drink. They are like Bride -of-Cow wrote in 2006 polite, do not bother cats and cats are not afraid of them . The baby skunks on the other hand are not afraid of bright light on my porch and as a matter of fact they are not afraid of me either. The old skunk was shy. She is probably dead. Has big wound on her back and then she disappeared. I might be proud of being local cat lady who feed , spay / neuter and vaccinate feral cats but I am not sure if I want to be local skunks mama. Any suggestion anybody ? Anybody has similar problem ?
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