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Gryphon just got sprayed by a skunk!

Dee-O-Gee
April 5th, 2009, 11:21 PM
Oh Man--it happened again! :mad:

Gryphon found a black and white kitty that he thougth would be fun to play with during his last outing! :wall::wall:

I just spent the last hour giving him a peroxide, baking soda and shampoo bath. Fortunately the little guy loves having baths :evil:

So now he smells all nice and fresh but my whole house smells like skunk :yuck: :sad: :mad:

growler~GateKeeper
April 5th, 2009, 11:35 PM
:grouphug:

Too bad he didn't learn from the last time :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
April 5th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Well, at least Gryphon was enjoying himself :grouphug:

The upside is, skunk scent is good for the sinuses--clears them right out--and has a positive effect on the symptoms of asthma! :o No! REALLY!!! I can attest to the latter--I always breathe better around skunks. :D

growler~GateKeeper
April 5th, 2009, 11:59 PM
:offtopic: Many years ago when I worked as a nanny.....the couple were selling their house & the night before the realtor was coming to show the house to some people, a skunk sprayed in the backyard right by the basement door :yuck: I was told by the realtor I had to leave the basement door open so they could come & go from the yard through the basement :laughing: too bad I didn't get to see the couples faces when they went down there :laughing: :o

Tundra_Queen
April 6th, 2009, 02:12 AM
Oh Noo! LOL We had a dog that happened too and it was awful.

Mat&Murph
April 6th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Ahhh, the joys of skunk...:grouphug: The skunk smell lingers forever. I feel for you!!!

Chris21711
April 6th, 2009, 09:10 AM
Well, at least Gryphon was enjoying himself :grouphug:

The upside is, skunk scent is good for the sinuses--clears them right out--and has a positive effect on the symptoms of asthma! :o No! REALLY!!! I can attest to the latter--I always breathe better around skunks. :D

Madame Hazel made you say that didn't she :cool:

Keep them black and white kitties away from your yard klm :laughing:

Sylvie
April 6th, 2009, 10:09 AM
A few years ago, my Shadow found herself a skunk to play with. :wall::wall:

She got all of the spray in her face, down her throat etc. I will never forget the look on her face.:eek: It tooooook a long time for the smell to leave her breath. I am sure I still smelled skunk in the house for 6 months. :yuck: But everytime I asked someone if they could smell it, they said no.

I can laugh about it now.

Margo Kram
April 6th, 2009, 02:48 PM
I've never been near a freshly skunk sprayed dog but I hear it smells like a bad mix of chemicals and not really like a skunk at first?

Dee-O-Gee
April 6th, 2009, 08:30 PM
:grouphug:

Too bad he didn't learn from the last time :rolleyes:

Are you kidding - he is so dozy and LOVES to play and chase anything :evil: He'll NEVER learn :wall:

Well, at least Gryphon was enjoying himself :grouphug:

The upside is, skunk scent is good for the sinuses--clears them right out--and has a positive effect on the symptoms of asthma! :o No! REALLY!!! I can attest to the latter--I always breathe better around skunks. :D

Hey Hazel...you may be right :lightbulb: My nose is all cleared up from this stupid cold I've had...humph ?

Dee-O-Gee
April 6th, 2009, 08:35 PM
K--So I go into my office this morning and the first thing my fellow collegues smelt was---skunk :eek:

I just got home from playing Walleyball, worked up a sweat and the only thing I could smell while playing was--skunk :wall::wall:

A friend of mine told me to take old fashion charcoal briquets and place the bag where it smells the most. I put the bag of charcoal out in our back porch where Gryphon sat while bathing him and I can't get rid of the smell.

He smells fine--the rest of my family stinks 50442

angeldogs
April 6th, 2009, 09:31 PM
Oh man that just sucks.as cute as the shunks can be he does need to learn to stay away from them if he can.hey maybe he enjoys the smell they make.:yuck:

Dee-O-Gee
April 6th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Oh man that just sucks.as cute as the shunks can be he does need to learn to stay away from them if he can.hey maybe he enjoys the smell they make.:yuck:

Well if you only knew Gryphon Angeldogs---He enjoys anything--breathing or not :D

He's been sprayed three times in less than a year. My mother & father in-laws live 2 doors up and they had a bad bout with skunks so they bought this contraption to rid of their skunk problem and well...yeah...guess where they ended up? :whistle: :frustrated:

rainbow
April 6th, 2009, 10:35 PM
Skunks or porcupines ...some dogs never learn. :rolleyes:

Wash all your clothes, etc with bleach and try this for the house smell ....

If a skunk sprays near enough to the house to get the smell into the house, spread cinnamon on a baking sheet; put it in the oven on 250. The smell will be gone in an hour or so. I have used it about 6 or 7 times (skunks are numerous out here!) The relief lasts until the next skunk sprays. And, yes, it's powdered cinnamon that I use, but I suppose the sticks would work as well. I usually bake it about 1 hour, then prop the over door open to make sure it permeates the house. I don't know why it works, but I am certainly glad it does!

Dee-O-Gee
April 6th, 2009, 10:39 PM
Skunks or porcupines ...some dogs never learn. :rolleyes:

Wash all your clothes, etc with bleach and try this for the house smell ....

Ahhhh Kewl! :lightbulb:

I'm firing up the oven right now THANK YOU SO MUCH RAINBOW :):):) I'll let you know if this works :thumbs up

Dee-O-Gee
April 6th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Cinnamon is is the oven now--can hardly wait for that sweet smell. :cloud9:

rainbow
April 6th, 2009, 10:46 PM
I really hope it works for you. :grouphug:

hazelrunpack
April 6th, 2009, 11:32 PM
I'm thinking of putting some in the oven just for the scent of cinnamon! :cloud9: Why wait for skunks? We love the sweet spicey scent of cinnamon!! :D

Dee-O-Gee
April 7th, 2009, 08:36 PM
So I set the oven with the cinnamon in it last evening. My kitchen smelt very warming :lovestruck: When my oldest daughter came home this morning, she thought I made cinnamon rolls :shrug: :laughing::laughing:

When I came home from work this evening and stepped into my house--Mr. Skunk smell said "HELLO" 50479.

It's hard to tell right now cause we're all use to it but my back porch is still pungent with odor. Started spraying Lysol and Febreeze out there as I think with the smell being so strong out in the porch that it's leaching into my kitchen and the rest of my house.

Cinnamon is in the oven and Apple Custard candles are burning--I can only hope :cloud9:

MajorsMom
April 7th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Maybe I need to get me a skunk before they make me have surgery! LOL

14+kitties
April 7th, 2009, 09:48 PM
Supposedly vinegar placed in bowls around the house is supposed to absorb the skunky smell.

http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/2009/03/getting-rid-of-skunk-smell.html

Dee-O-Gee
April 7th, 2009, 10:06 PM
Supposedly vinegar placed in bowls around the house is supposed to absorb the skunky smell.

http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/2009/03/getting-rid-of-skunk-smell.html

Well 14+--I'm at my wits end. I'm going to place a couple of bowls of vinegar upstairs in our bedrooms (near the heat vents) to help up there. :thumbs up The main floor is starting to come back a bit. :wall::wall:

MAN....this is SOOOO crazy! Gryphon has been sprayed twice before but it wasn't this bad :shrug: I think he actually tried to paw down into their dwelling. He never got it on the nose or neck--it was all up his left paw (I taught him how to be a south :pawprint:) and on his belly.

My poor daughter can smell skunk when she opens her locker door at school. :yuck: The sad thing is that she keeps her back back and books up in her room behind a closed door--go figure :shrug:

Next step.....vinegar :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
April 7th, 2009, 10:42 PM
I hope the vinegar works--we've used bowls of it just to get odors out of the house, but we haven't had to deal with anything nearly as strong as skunk *sounds of hazel rapidly running through her anti-jinx routine* :eek:

I suppose Gryphon thinks everything smells just hunky-dorey... :rolleyes:

Dee-O-Gee
April 7th, 2009, 10:46 PM
I hope the vinegar works--we've used bowls of it just to get odors out of the house, but we haven't had to deal with anything nearly as strong as skunk *sounds of hazel rapidly running through her anti-jinx routine* :eek:

I suppose Gryphon thinks everything smells just hunky-dorey... :rolleyes:

You betch Hazel ...Gryphon doesn't think ANYTHING is wrong :wall:

I'm at the point where I'm gonna rub butter underneath his elbows cause he doesn't have boobs! :evil:

hazelrunpack
April 7th, 2009, 10:48 PM
:laughing: That might work! At least he'd be so busy licking off the butter that maybe he'll miss the next black-and-white 'kitty' entirely. :thumbs up :D

Dee-O-Gee
April 7th, 2009, 10:53 PM
No...well. Gryphon being Gryphon, I'll butter him up so he can reach his left paw further into Mrs. Skunks hole:evil::evil:

At that point, I may just let him take shelter with with her and all her kittens :D

He's such a :crazy: nut :D

hazelrunpack
April 7th, 2009, 11:27 PM
At least he isn't buddying up with porcupines! :eek:

Dee-O-Gee
April 8th, 2009, 06:01 PM
OUCH :eek: Hazelrun--not a happy thought.

Well the house is smelling MUCH better now. Even our porch it too :thumbs up

I went to Wal-Mart and bought some flameless candles with the scented oils and have them light all over the place :lightbulb:

Thanks to all the forum buddies, I think I might be better prepared for Gryphon's next skunk sighting :wall:

hazelrunpack
April 8th, 2009, 08:45 PM
I'm glad things are improving. :D It is an extremely persistent odor... :o

rainbow
April 9th, 2009, 03:51 AM
I hope the smell has gone completely now. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

muggsmom
April 9th, 2009, 06:03 AM
He's been sprayed three times in less than a year. My mother & father in-laws live 2 doors up and they had a bad bout with skunks so they bought this contraption to rid of their skunk problem and well...yeah...guess where they ended up?


Ask them if you can borrow their contraption!

hazelrunpack
April 9th, 2009, 09:17 AM
Ask them if you can borrow their contraption!
:laughing: There ya go! :thumbs up The best solution is revenge! :laugh: Good idea, muggsmom :D

Dee-O-Gee
April 9th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Ask them if you can borrow their contraption!

:laughing: There ya go! :thumbs up The best solution is revenge! :laugh: Good idea, muggsmom :D

Well they bought this device at Lee Valley Tools.. It's a sensor "duck" looking thing that when the skunks pass by, it projects a stream of water in their path.

I think the only way I will be able to get rid of our skunks is to buy our own contraption and steer them back into my mother/father in laws' path...MAN would they be confused :shrug: