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Old 12-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #16
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Enough with the "I stink", stuff!
(We all know that - couldn't figure out a nice way to say it!)
He, he, he!

When I was a Freshman in college -
Some guy in our dorm didn't know what a skunk was.
Ran into one and thought it was a cat.
Threw his jacket over it - first mistake!
The skunk nailed his jacket!
(That should have been a warning!)
2nd mistake - he pulled the jacket off the skunk!
Skunk nailed him -GOOD!

He came back to the dorm - and, he brought the jacket!!!
Jacket - burned - (along with the rest of his clothes!)
Him - a long bath with tomato juice and Calamine lotion.
It eventually worked.
Phew!
He lived on the first floor - I lived on the third floor -
We could smell it!

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(Hey man! - you sure do know how to have fun!!!)


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Old 12-02-2012, 09:34 AM   #17
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Went through this with the dog this past summer. Peroxide and baking soda did it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:44 AM   #18
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I think we need to change your screen name from Oh' Mike to Oh' No....or maybe Oh' Crap.....better yet..Oh' Sh!t
I say we lift a pint to Oh'Stinky!

Now then two short stories, I promise.

Tippy was rather the best family/community dog and that of the entire neighborhood once. Big, furry, Irish setter. Tippy aged and spent more and more days in the garage rather than playing with kids. One day, a skunk---rare to come so close to humanity---ended up in his garage. The battle was brutal. Someone heard it from inside. Tippy raced with dead skunk in mouth and rolled all over WTW carpeting. I vowed then, never to have it near. WTW carpeting Skippy branded.

I was the only person within miles that knew about animals living near? Minnesota to Califorania transplant. Save for my vet and all. Calm down. Tippy will be fine. Make a hat out of the skunk pelt. It is what I have done with all animals that produce pelts so far. I admit I did raise housecats just for the fur.

The neighborhood rallied and bathed Tippy in tomatoe juice to make him smell less like a skunk. This happened when he insisted on rolling on their WTW carpeting.

Don't any of you try to pipe in here if you have never smelled a real one. Tippy smelled like a skunk for as long as it took for that smell you will never forget to go away. And it will. And Oh'Stinky you will never forget a spraying ass coming at you again will ya!?

There is good news. No other skunk ever entered Tippy's garage and he did, eventually, die. Smelling like a dead Irish Setter.

My second skunk story is rather touching on a couple levels. A Japanese American naturalist, whose family had lived in this country longer than either side of mine, was prison camped in Northern California and her work toward a PhD in Animal Behavior halted. She and her husband ran rescue habitats though and I will never forget a parade of skunks.

The female had stripped all the fur off the male tail, knowingly like it happens to us all? What was truly bizarre was this big, lanky, infant raccoon marched too. It was already twice the size of the infant skunks. It had been adopted. Skunks are one of few species that will take in others in need.

Natural philanthropy I guess. How you all doing in this regard so far this Christmas season? You did find a way, even after beating the living crap out of each other for WalMart deals to pay for at least one stuffed toy for a kid? Really, if you have ten or even $20 leftover, a simple toy left for the Toys-for-Tots might provide the only toy a child might get this year.

It is no secret I lived on airplanes. American Airlines most I suppose. Because they did always get me somewhere---next. I gave my bonus miles on American to their magical miles for charity program. I figured I would feel and smell like a skunk if claiming trips my employer paid for and I could, back in the day, pay for myself. Some little girl with cancer got to visit something special? Hope so. I suppose even bonus mile programs could be corrupted and smell funny.

Oh'Stinky. Sorry you got nailed.

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Old 12-03-2012, 04:34 AM   #19
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Watch out with those Raccoons!
Fast and nasty!

A few years ago, a friend of mine went to take out some garbage -
very late at night.
There was a Raccoon going through his garbage cans.
He went and got a broom to "shoo" it away.
It came up that broom-handle, very quickly!
Bit him on the hand!

If you (or someone else) is trapping them, live trap -
you have to take them at least, 50+ miles away -
or else, they'll return!

As far as your "odor" problem -
maybe a lot of "Chanel No. 5"!?!

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Old 12-03-2012, 04:39 AM   #20
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I lost a pair of boots---and maybe a shirt---other than that--no loss--and all is well---
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:14 AM   #21
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I can rescue those pieces of clothing but Chris will get crabs again and start painting at Catholic Girl High Schools wearing no pants.

The bugs in Anti-Icky Poo will form enzymes that will "eat ship and die" as the saying goes to get past your software to protect kids visiting this site from the language of the devil. The bugs do best with sunglasses on or out of direct sunlight.



Maryland people are easily amused.

Skunks are rather special and docile animals. I have held many and never gotten sprayed. Not saying I did not get sprayed once. What a magical defense mechanism nature provided them though. I can still smell combination Tippy fur and skunk spray after decades.

Raccoons I do not mess with. I used to help the trapper I hired with situations. We could deal with coyotes in garages chewing golf clubs. I found justice in this by the way. He taught me early on never to trust a racoon. And visit any vet clinic to see how expensive cat vs. coon turns out to be.

A friend in N California really is missing half his face thanks to a ferile cat he found in a trap and guessed was domesticated in Livermore Hills. "Here Kitty, Kitty!" He thought of doing a psychotic LOL cats site but why. She, who he obeys is drop dead gorgeous. They own six cats and two dogs. All rescue animals. Kids are spoiled but tolerable.

I moved to civilization from the Hinderlands and one of America's best urban forests. I needed a large body of water near and I live blocks from one of our best parks. Odds of me encountering raccoons, coyotes, and all at home are slim unless I choose to help my friend in a busy season. I get to walk to see things like snappers again though.

Oh'Stinky you knew your place came with critters. As human development encroaches on natural habitats critters show up where least expected. They are scared, stressed and often hungry. You do know that skunk intended you no harm personally? You outweighed it by how many pre-Thanksgiving pounds? You sneak up on me, at night, with a flashlight, I promise to spray you too.

I need a day in the country and why not in Kane County. I will wack that skunk upside the head with a dimensional 2by with nails on the end. Quick trip to a taxidermist and you will have a lawn ornament all will envy. I will post how we make the LED eyes blink and turn colors for only $30! I once had ID from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources that allowed my on all ground private and public in this state. Oh'Smelly, I still have the attitude.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:26 AM   #22
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Skunks are certainly a laid back creature----
Yesterday, I propped open the cage, and then proceeded to load my truck for the days work---

The skunk stayed in the cage and watched---when I was done doing anything interesting she left the cage and wandered off---

I don't mind skunks , I don't have a dog any more---
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I don't mind skunks , I don't have a dog any more---
A dog will eat SPAM with you. And lick your face after.

A good cat will sit on the floor with you contemplating a can of SPAM. In its genetic mind? It only sees all of it and possibilities of hauling it off to a den. A cat cannot understand the concept of sharing. At all!

A good dog will entertain you and fetch and retrieve things. Things I have tossed for cats to retrieve are in NYC, Philadephia, DC, San Francisco

All of mine were total mutts without papers but they would chase bad guys.

There is a tea cup puppy mill near. I guess they qualify as puppies and they are so cute stuck in a teacup with ribbons. They twitch alot, and I see shallow Paris Hilton in their eyes. I fear my foot might step on one.

OH'SMELLY. You want a puppy or kitten for Christmas. Generally speaking as a pound person? The worst time to adopt a pet is into the high tension of the human holidays.

That said. If I could find a cat that would sail with me atop the mast, and you admit, sort of you miss your dog, go the pound. Pick the most loveable mix breed availed.

Nobody robs trucks with, say a choclate lab cross bred no papers, getting a tan on top of the truck tool box?

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My cat is good company now---Perhaps a dog will come to live here again---only time will tell----
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Have yet to have a pet cat.
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right- tomatoe juice soak. Go to the store, Mike. While youre there, get some vegetables for the family. get about 10 18 oz cans of Del Monte tomato juice, and soak in it.

I did taxidermy years ago- and yes, did a skunk once. It worked on the skin. I will work on you.
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ya got hit with butyl mercaptan. Sheesh. For the record, same family of chemical is used for detection of propane- has one of the lowest detection level of any known chemical for the human nose. into the parts per billion (ppb).

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