Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Screecher Le Pew!


Mr. Screech is my "problem" child!
He is:
Adventurous.
Comical.
Attitudorial.
Bossy.
Thinks he is a dog.
(remember this last one.)

Our Temps have been in the triple digits and really there is no end to it yet.
Needless to say, I run my A/C 24/7.
(hate that)

Last night, around 11:15 I am in the early stages of falling asleep.
The A/C is running, and my nose smells burning rubber.

Either the neighbors are burning again!
Or
My A/C is giving up on me!
NOT MY A/C!

In the back ground, I hear Screecher's raspy meow, announcing he is in for
the night after his adventurous romp around the property.
Sassy and Sydney high tail it out of our bedroom from their usual sleeping spots.
(I don't think to much about this)

I walk to the kitchen, and it is getting stronger. Now it smells like SKUNK!
We have a dog door, for the girls and boys.
We have been fortunate that nothing has decided to come in, "yet".

Screech is following me and talking. Telling me he is hungry.
I make the roundabout trip through the kitchen, check the dog door,
open the patio door, Take a big deep breath and smell....
NOTHING.
Close the door, walk to the bathroom. Screech jumps up on the counter to eat....
WHAM! IT HIT ME!
I am standing in total DISBELIEF!

My cat has been SPRAYED BY A SKUNK!
What are the odds?
I always thought it would of been one of the girls, NOT MY CAT!

He is black and white.
He probably came across a skunk, thought he was looking in a mirror
and decided to "PLAY" or "ATTACK".

(There was one other time, a skunk came up to my gate, and Screech charged it hissing, all fluffed out.)

I shut him in the bathroom, (he had access to outside), as I really did not want to deal with this. I wanted to SLEEP!

But as I lay in bed, the smell kept getting stronger and I really did not want it to seep into my house.

I drag my body out of bed,
Find the "Magic" recipe to clear skunk smell.
Yeah right! There really is no magic recipe!

I mix the ingredients, really doubting all my efforts.
Search for Screech. (he is laying on the patio, probably can't stand his smell either).
Put him in the kitchen sink.
He wants NO PART OF THIS!
Soak him down best I can.
Poor some of the solution over him.
Rub it in best I can with ONE hand as the other hand is holding onto his front paws.
(My defense)
Lather him up, Rinse him off.
and...
S.M.E.L.L.!

NOTHING!

I smell again!

NOTHING!

I exclaim "YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!"

IT WORKED!

I almost jumped for joy I was so excited!

So I got some towels and got a most unhappy Screech out of the sink.
Dried him off best I could and let him go finish drying himself.
At this point I don't care if he gets on anything and gets it wet.
At least he does not STINK!

This morning, he smells WONDERFUL!
I did put some hairball meds on his front paws, because I KNOW
he probably has one major hairball after all the drying time he spent last night.

HE is GOING TO HATE ME!

Oh yeah, The recipe:

1 QT 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
1/4 Baking Soda

2 TB Dish Detergent.

(I used Dawn)


This is the magical potion, and I would write it down and keep it in a place you can find it if you ever need it!

I should of mixed the solution in my toilet
Put Screecher in it,
Close the lid,
and got my toilet cleaned at the same time!
:))


2 comments:

Mikey said...

Lol, gotta love the skunks! I hadn't seen that recipe before, will write it down, just in case. We don't get any around here, but 5 miles up the road there's tons of them.

Jocelyn said...

We had out dog sprayed about four years ago, it ruined everything in our bedroom as the even was right under my OPEN window.

i feel sorry for you, that smell is so awful and lingers for months...