Friday, May 18, 2012

Domino 0; Skunk 1

So this recipe (found online) really worked:  1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid, 1/2 C baking soda, 1 Qt 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (find it in the first aid section).  Holding Domino on my lap I massaged the liquid in all over.  I should have used more right around her face (where she was directly hit) since that is the only part that still has a slight whiff o'skunk.  Then for extra measure we put a little scented conditioner on her, I don't know that it was necessary, but she mostly smelled better after this adventure than she did before.  Then we dunked her in clear water in the tub (I got in with her to get her all rinsed off).  She was surprisingly docile for all this, once we got started she seemed to just resign herself to it.  And a ton of shedding hair came off, so maybe she needed a bath all along.  Toweled her off and she slept in the laundry room to dry.  I put everything - my clothes, towel, etc in the washing machine and it all came out OK by morning.
Did she learn her lesson?  One can only hope.  Our neighbor tells us skunks won't necessarily come where there are cats to bother them.  And we got a new composter that has a critter-proof latch too.  Skunks-b-gone!


  1. Domino is such a cute kitty!

  2. Since she has skunk coloring we were joking about Pepe le Peu being attracted to her...


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