Sunday, March 9, 2014

Magnum vs. SKUNK!

      As if our lives are not exciting enough...  Last Friday Magnum decided to get up close and personal with a new friend.  UGH!!!  Magnum was hanging out in the yard as I was putting groceries away and YOWIE!!!  I could smell Magnum coming before I could see Magnum coming.  Poor thing... It didn't spray his eyes, thankfully, but the whole side of his neck.  Held him quiet while I hopped on the internet:
     All I had was Palmolive, and Magnum got about 5 Palmolive baths!  It said the quicker you get the skunk oil spray off, the better.  By the time Dad got home a few hours later he DID NOT smell skunk!  WOW!!  Still, the next day the Vet said to give Magnum another bath in Tomato juice, so I did...  I was really worried because Magnum had to go Andria's Countryside Restaurant on Saturday night for the Magnums for Magnum event in honor of the Facility Dog and Pet Therapy Programs at Hospice of Southern Illinois.  He couldn't go there smelling like a SKUNK (or tomato juice)!!!  (The event was a huge success!  THANK YOU Andria's for all your work to support Magnum and friends).  Fortunately, no one said they smelled anything but the wonderful food at  Andria's!
     Finally, Magnum went to the groomer on Monday.  Hiroko said she could smell the skunk scent when she first got Magnum wet.  Then again when she blew him dry with a blow dryer.  Oh well.... as long as no one throws water on him or tries to blow dry him at the hospice home we should be OK....  :)

Smelling Sweet once again,
(and Miss Carol)