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 !
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.