Blowing off the Stink at Our Little House
When the weather last Saturday was a warm 70+ degrees, we decided to take the dogs for a walk.
My mom used to use the expression, “Go outside and get the stink blown off of you,” and that was partly what we were trying to do on Saturday – literally.
Emma, who also used to roam with Sade, got hit once.
While it usually only takes once before dogs realize what damage these black and white stinkers can inflict, once is more than enough, especially in a little house.
We tried the tomato juice thing with Emma and learned it didn’t work. Still, I didn’t remember the stink being this bad on her or lasting this long. Maybe she wasn’t hit dead on and at least it was only one dog that got it.
This time, I didn’t have anything in the house and on such a frigid night, I had to let the dogs in. My throat burned the entire night. The next day, try as I might washing their beds and spraying Fabreeze, nothing seemed to work to get the smell out of the house.
“Blowing the stink off” on Saturday didn’t work either.
On Monday, while on an errand to pick up supplies for the terrible storm that thankfully, wasn’t here, I bought an $11 bottle of all natural, concentrated stuff that was supposed to “dissipate” the smell both on the dogs and on anything they’ve come in contact with.
I sprayed it on them and massaged it into their coats, sprayed their beds and blankets and it helped some, but I can still smell it.
One lesson about living in a small house I was reminded of this week is that unpleasant odors are magnified.
What’s the worst smell you’ve had in your own home? Do you know of anything that will completely eliminate skunk?