I got skunked/Papa Update

June 17 /10

Hi everybody. It's me - Chef. I think Mama has hogged my blog a little too much lately so here I am to fill you in on some of the things that have been going on around here.

You will absolutely NEVER guess what happend to me the other night - I GOT SKUNKED !! It's true. Right in the face too. I still don't smell like my usual delicious self but I smell a whole lot better than I did, and let me tell you - I stunk.

I was out for a walk with Daniel and I was sniffing around the neighbour's bushes when I thought I saw the black and white cat that always flirts with me. Actually, Daniel thought it was the cat too so he let me poke my head under the trees and whammo! I got it right in the kisser. It tasted so bad and my eyes were burning. Daniel thought I was having some kind of seizure because I was foaming at the mouth and my face went all funny and my head was turning in all directions. It was like I was possessed !

Anyway, we ran home and Daniel and Mama hosed me down in the back yard, which I didn't like very much. Then they tossed me into a special fizzy bath to get the stink out of my fur. I didn't like that either. See?

I don't look very happy, do I?

But still, the taste in my mouth was so awful and my head was still bobbing around for a long time. Man, it was scary.

I'm ok now but I sure hope I don't ever meet another skunk - ever, ever, ever.

And in case you ever get skunked, don't bother using the old tomatoe juice remedy because it doesn't work. This is the recipe:


1 quart (or liter) of 3% hydrogen peroxide from a fresh, unopened bottle
1/4 cup (50 ml.) of baking soda
1 teaspoon (5 ml.) of liquid dish soap

Keep the mixture on for 10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.

And take it from me - if you think you see a black and white cat, run away !!


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PAPA UPDATE: My Papa is nearing the half-way mark of his daily Interferon treatments. The first week was pretty rough but Mama got his doctor to prescribe some meds for him to take before he gets his infusions to head off the side effects.

The pills are working and Papa is feeling much, much better. 'Course, he's also feeling much, much better because I'm giving his lots of cuddles and lovies. Mama has taken some extended time off work to take care of Papa so I get to go on lots of walks with her and we play ball and hang out in the garden - no more "Hi Chef, bye Chef" when she's rushing off to work in the morning. Ooooo, I love having my parents home !!

Anyway, we want to thank all of you again for the good wishes that you've been sending. We appreciate it so much and it looks like all the good vibes are working because, so far, things are turning out to be so much better than we thought.



Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Rut Roh!

That wasn't furry nice of Pepe!

We are happy to see your papa is progressing with his treatment -

AND we know FUR SURE woo are definitely helping!

Thanks fur the updates!


Moco said...

Poor Chef. What a mess. We hope you learned a lesson. We are including Papa in the Circle of Healing vibes.

Noah the Airedale said...

Hi Chef
firstly we just want to say that we're glad your Dad is doing well with the treatment. Thank goodness the pills are helping to keep the side effects at bay. It must be so difficult for you all and you are constantly in our thoughts.

Secondly, we're very glad we don't have skunks in Australia. Though D did bring Willow a skunk stuffy back from the States for her birthday hehe. It didn't come with the stinkies thankfully.

Noah x

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so glad to hear that your papa is getting through his treatments will less stress. Keep up the good work!
We have never been sprayed by a skunk and we sure hope it never happens! You do look possessed! Mom says they're the stinkiest animals alive!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Maggie Mae said...

Hi Chef,

Happy news about your dad (still sending puppy prayers his way) but unhappy news about your skunkers encounter. My cuzin Archie ran into one of those skunkers a while ago and he had to haves the same bath...

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad your dad is doing as well as he can be through this.

Yikes! What an experience. It must have been awful for you to get sprayed in the face.

Jan remember smelling skunk "perfume" when she was a kid and seeing them lying dead by the street. But none of her pets ever got sprayed.

Anonymous said...

OH NO! That sounds like a Most Horrible encounter and a not very nice skunk. I mean, you just wanted to say hi. Gosh! The nerve! I'm glad you're feeling better after all that very traumatic ordeal.

Thank you for the update on your papa. I'm glad that the doctor was able to help him not feel so bad and I haves my paws crossed for a 100% recovery real soon!

Wiggles & Wags,

Lacy said...

w00fs, me sure dont wanna meet a skunk...me is glad ur papa is feeling some better...mama says where she goes, they ask u each visit if anything is wrong..if so, they try to give something to make her feel better..remember to have him tell them everything..

b safe,

happy said...

Oh poor you, Chef. Hope you stay away from those black and white creature in future.

Glad to hear your papa is doing fine.

Mango said...

Thanks for the papa update. Good that he is over the hump. Hang in there, Papa.

As for that skunk. Oh ick! I bet you will stink whenever it rains for a while.


Mack said...

We are so pleased Papa is getting better. That is the best news we've heard in a long time.
And that catskunk was MEAN! You were only trying to say hi!

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Chef.....

Sorry ta hear about that skunk....when we had our mishap with the porcupine a while back, the vet said that he would be a happy man if he never saw another porcupine or skunk in his life....useless creatures....

Good news about yer Dad.....thank Dog.....hope he continues to improve and gets that bad stuff outta him ferever.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Trailboss said...

I hate that you got skunked but I am soooooo happy that your Papa is feeling better. I bet it's the cuddles and wiggles....and kidney bean dances!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
I am happy to know your Papa is doing well. I know you are taking good care of him!
Thanks for the advice. I am going to be away from black and white creatures... skunk, cat... you name it!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

MadameMoiselle said...

Poor Chef.. I hope your mom and dad got all the smell off your fur.. But I have to say skunks are cute until they start to spray.. luckily we don't any on this part of the world..

Anyway, we are very happy to hear daddy is getting better and mom is taking extended leave so you can spend more time with your pawrents ...


Honey the Great Dane said...

Glad to hear your Papa is doing well with his treatments, Chef! I'm continuing to send healing slobbers to him! :-)

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Oh my!!! How mean of that skunk to do that to you!!! We've never been skunked, but reading your ordeal, we hope to NEVER EVER see one!

We are so glad that you Papa is doing well with his treatments. We still have all of our paws crossed, and he is still in our prayers!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Miss Kodee said...

Gee Chef Sorry to hear you got all stinky and stuff!! Thanks for the destink recipe though!!
<3 Miss Kodee @Bark'n About

Anonymous said...

Snuggle close to Pappa and give him lots of love so he gets better soon.