Yup. Ella decided that simply sniffing the dead skunk as Petal was doing was not enough. Oh no. Rolling in it would be much, much better. Then the humans can get a good sniff of it, too!
Ella had to sit in the trunk on the way home and we rolled all the windows down. Lassie and Petal went straight into the house while Ella went straight into the dog run outside.
I hoped on the computer and found this recipe for de-skunking your dog:
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1 tsp liquid dish soap
- 1 qt. 3% hydrogen peroxide solution
I was skeptical, but desperate, so I tried it.
I mixed everything up, grabbed some gloves and an old towel and set to work.
Ella hates to be cold and I felt like such a monster for bathing her with the cold water of the hose, but thankfully it was a hot day and she warmed back up and dried quickly.
I would also like to sing praises to Dublin Dog for their All Style No Stink collars (the collar Ella wears and the only collar I will ever buy for Miss Destructive). Ella’s collar was the only thing that didn’t smell horribly on this dead skunk loving dog. Any other collar would’ve been tossed in the trash after this little adventure.
P.S. Ella’s Dublin Dog collar is over two years old and has been through all sorts of crazy dog antics and it’s still going strong! This is a dog that would go through collars every two months or less.
And no, I was not asked nor paid to say these things about Dublin Dog. I just love their collars and enjoy sharing products that I’ve found useful. 😉