I knew it would happen! This morning I had the windows open and caught a brief odor of skunk. I went out in the back yard and called Maggie, but didn't see her. I could still smell skunk, however, and was silently praying that it wasn't Maggie that tangled with the skunk. I went back inside and happened to see Maggie on the front porch. When I opened the front door, it hit me in the face - SKUNK! Poor Maggie's left eye was shut and the left side of her face and left paw were wet. She wanted inside, but of course I said No! and quickly shut the door in her face.
I called the Vet's office to see if they had anything I could use on her. They gave me a recipe using hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and Dawn dish detergent. You are suppose to bath them in this solution. Yeah, right! I had no idea we would be able to give Maggie a bath, but I called Hubby, who was in Richmond, and told him to pick up some hydrogen peroxide on his way home.
Maggie sat at the door begging to come in for awhile, then stretched out on the porch and sulked. Just before Hubby got home, she disappeared. I think she went under the deck. She finally came out a little while ago. The odor didn't seem as bad, but we mixed up a batch of anti-skunk solution. Hubby held her and I tried to wipe her face and paw with the solution. She wasn't too happy about the process and put up a big fight, so I only got in a few wipes before Hubby had to let her go. The odor that is left will just have to wear off.
Aren't you glad odors don't travel through the computer? She's still outside, but I will have to bring her inside before dark. I can't smell skunk right now, but I'm sure she will deposit the odor around the house when she comes in. Just one of the joys of having pets in the country.