The Morning Bray Farm skunk chaser could have warned him, but we know Buck’s curiosity at seeing a skunk for the first time would’ve prevailed anyway.


At some point Sunday night or very early Monday morning, Buck crossed paths with a skunk. When Don and I ventured out in the dark for chores on Monday morning, I smelled “skunk” and thought that it had just sprayed somewhere nearby. It wasn’t until I went home at lunchtime that I realized Buck had been skunked. He showed no signs of distress.

On Monday afternoon, we were de-skunking our little Buckaroo.

Eau de skunk covered his muzzle and neck. Pee-yew!


Thrilled that for once he wasn’t the one in trouble, Bernard couldn’t resist some heckling:


Buck took his de-skunking in stride, though. He’s such a beautiful, good boy:


And at least we now see him before we can smell him.


If you ever need a skunk treatment recipe, here’s ours:

Combine one quart peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda and one tablespoon dish liquid. Wash dog donkey with solution, let sit for a few minutes, then rinse.

skunk solution ingredients

There were no warning barks this time, which leads us to believe she was stalking the skunk at 6 am yesterday morning.

Don and I were in the kitchen getting ready for our day when Kassie came in shaking her head and gagging. The stink hit us like a brick wall.

The Baby was quickly escorted into the garage for her de-skunking bath.

Lord have mercy, there’s never a dull moment around here.

She’s an old pro at this now. This is the second time for her this year, which you could argue is a blessing…

…she was sprayed four times last year, after all.

We’ve given up thinking that she’ll listen to us when we tell her those black kitties are bad, bad, bad.

She knows they are, but she just can’t help herself.

‘Cause she’s my Baby, my Kassie, my little Baby Kassie.

Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh.  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

By the way, if you need the recipe for a skunk solution that really works, you’ll find it on this post.