Saturday, August 29, 2009

Save Us From the Skunk, Lord!

Last night after a scrumptuous home cooked meal with some friends (at their home), our family pulled back into our gated communinity (AKA the church lot which happens to have a fence around it). When we drove up, much to our dismay, we saw a certain black and white creature trying to get through the chainlink fence right by the RV we are living in. Geez Louise!!!

As we sat there in the car we struggled with the solution.

1. Get out and walk carefully to the door of the RV and pray the skunk didn't spray us

2. Wait and see where the skunk ends up going once he's inside the fenced area

3. Call someone who has a gun (sorry animal rights activists) knowing that if we shot the skunk he would spray as a defense mechanism

4. Go to the store an stock up on Tomato Juice to bathe in.

Well because we live in Texas and anytime a gun can be involved in hunting-like circumstances you take advantage of the opportunity- We called our friend Jeremy...and within minutes he and oldest son appeared with not one...but two guns.

Thing is, during the time between the phone call and their arrival, the skunk got through the fence and headed towards the RV. That was the last we saw of him. They searched under the RV, under the church buses, vans, on the soccer no avail. Stinkin' Skunk.

All the while, the hunt is going on. Savannah is just about to have a panic attack in the car. She is worried about dad getting sprayed by the skunk. She decided that we needed to have prayer so I said's how it went...I kid you not.

Lord, please be with my daddy while he is out there looking for that skunk. Please don't let him get sprayed because the stores are closing and we won't be able to get any tomato juice for him to take a bath in. Please don't let the skunk spray us or our RV. AMEN.

I was laughing so hard! ...and a little thankful that she calmed her anxiety with prayer.

So, the skunk got away....the guys were disappointed that the use of guns was unnecessary. Maybe next time!

For more skunk stories with my family read The Skunk Always Wins


rags02050 said...

If you ever get sprayed there is a much better solution to bathe in than tomato juice. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup Dish liquid (preferably Dawn) and 8 oz peroxide. This solution will really kill the smell. If you use it on the dog rinse real well and don't get it in his or your eyes, it will burn.

In my recently published book "Unleashed- Memories from a Career in Animal Control" I have a lot of wonderful stories about skunks I have rescued over the years from their own curiosity.Perhaps you can learn a little about skunks from these stories. You can get it now at
Good luck with your skunk problems.

Norma Haskins

Kathy said...

I think they don't like bright headlights feel free to shine them on the stinkin' fella! I'm with Savannah! Pray!!!

Tinsley Troop said...

Ok, did you send the skunk to our house??? We got sprayed last night! I can't get the smell out of my house!!!!! YUCK YUCK YUCK!!!! I'll be blogging about this!!!! LOL

Gina Stinson said...

Thanks for all the well wishes about the skunk...unfortunately he is still making his presence unless he runs really fast Sonya, you've got your own stink' skunk!