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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pepé le Who?

I stink!

Mum said so.

Dad said so too. He called me a Stinkerpoozer.

And it's all because of that tricky little black and white critter they call Pepé le Pew, who hangs out down by the creek.

I had to get doused in this stuff.

We waited for it to dry, then Mum did it again.

The stink didn't go away. That was Thursday.

Since then, Mum has washed me at least 10 times* with all of this stuff.

I've had to sleep outside every night.**

I'm almost going bald from all the bathing.
(But I'm still quite glamorous, aren't I?)

And apparently, I still stink!

*This may be a slight exaggeration, but I swear it was at least 8 times!
**Mum did sleep outside with me so I wouldn't feel lonely


Ellie's mom said...

8 baths! And you still stink!? That's sad. Those skunks sure try to make themselves known.....
Hoping that you smell better soon:)

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Sadly, the stink will come back during humid weather for months. If this was my pooch, I'd stop the bathing for a while and let the coat dry really, really well. Any moisture whatsoever is gonna bring about that lovely odor again.

Poor baby...

Ruby's Mum said...

Ruby does tend to exaggerate a bit! We've actually only bathed her twice, but yes, we've got humid weather at the moment, and it's hard to keep her out of the creek. The most effective mixture so far has been lemon juice, peroxide, dish detergent and baking soda. And Ruby's back sleeping on the bed, so don't be feeling too sorry for her! The hardest part has been the fact that she was sprayed on the muzzle, and obviously swallowed some. She threw up the first night.

Andrea said...

Ruby...You may still stink, but you are very handsome!
Blessings, andrea

Dory and the Mama said...

Uh...Oh...Ruby...Stay away from them black and white kitties!!


central bark designs said...

Oh boy - I was jealous of your creek - but happy we don't have skunks in Central Park! Even without the skunks I still had to have a bath today - apparently puddle diving and rolling in mud is not acceptable for "some" big city apartment dwellers.

Thanks for adding the link to our etsy shop!


MAX said...

Oh Ruby...we are sorry for you!
Thank doGness we don't have skunks here because we are sure that we would have the same problem as you. I mean...if there are intruders around you have to eliminate them! Right?!
I don't know what to suggest, buddy. Perhaps hanging around looking sorry for yourself will help to change Mom's mind about you being in the house. Poor baby!
Lots of licks


SEDONA said...

Poor poor Ruby! You look so forlorn in your "before" pics. I hope I never meet any of Pepe's friends!
What a nice human you have to sleep with you :-)
Your pal,

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh poor sweet Ruby...
We are sooooooo sorry for you!!!!
Thank doGness we don't have skunks here!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We hate bath....could you imagine our poor mommy if she will have to do 8 bath to us??????
But sure your mommy is been very very sweet to sleep with you!!!!!
And you look (after all those baths) very very very beautiful!!
We love the last picture where you're doing that strange face!!!
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....are you thinking...."Mommyyyyyy...do you think I'll must have bath again???Pleaseeeeeeeee stop!!!!!"
HAve we guessed????
HAve a wonderful monday sweet Ruby!!!!
Without stinky smell if possible!!!!
We love youuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!

Hero said...

Eww. Skunks sound like they're really nasty. I'm glad that there aren't any on my island. I hope the stink goes away soon. Thanks for visiting my blog. Would it be okay if I link your blog on mine so I can keep up with your adventures?

sallys blog said...

I do not think, that you stink, this is only an illusion of your Mom and Dad.

Nice wuuuh

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Hey dear Ruby!!!!!!!
We've tagged you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pleaseeeeeeee...visit us and read what are you doing!!!!!
How are you???
And your stink???
Hope better!!!
We love youuuuuuuuuu!!!!

bbes tribe said...

Poor sweet Ruby!! It must be terrible. We must be lucky. We haven't met any skunks yet. We hope you feel better soon and that the smell will go away soon. That must have been one stinky skunk.
Ernie & Sasha

Sam said...

Your mum is sweet to sleep with you outside! I'm so sorry that nasty skunk got you! I wish I had an instant "cure" for you!


CJ/Rick said...

8 baths? Sleeping outside? Oh the horrror. You do look beautiful though. You must not have hard water.
Smell you later.

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Hi there! I posted a blog entry on my golden getting skunked:


and someone alerted me to this blog entry. Isn't skunk the worst smell ever?? Poor Ti had to get three baths! And today I got the carpets cleaned and deodorized, for good measure. Hopefully Ruby is smelling fine by now!