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Monday, December 8, 2008

An unpleasant visitor but quite amusing!

Cindy has agreed to let me place her email story here in hopes of helping someone else who might have a simular experience. Lexi is a tri collie, daughter of Winston and Susie. Sasha is a blue merle, daughter of Pearl and Winston. I cannot help myself, I find it funny and I've read it again to see why.

Hi Gerry;

I’m sure your month of December is very busy and exciting for you. I just wanted to give you a quick update as to our latest adventure. This past Saturday night, we came home rather late after working at a Christmas tour at my parent’s house.

We came home, let Lexi and Sasha outside one last time before we called it a night. Well, we had a visitor on our patio that we were unaware of. Let’s just say I can tell you the recipe for removing skunk from collies. You probably already know this but we found out first hand!! In case you haven’t run across this, for each collie you need a quart (yes Quart!) of peroxide, ¼ cup of baking soda and a teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid. Mix well, and rub all over coat. Then you bathe them as normal. I called the Critical Care Animal Hospital in Collinsville around midnight and that is what they recommend. It worked but what an ordeal. Poor Don had to run to every convenience store in town to come up with quarts of peroxide. I think he cleared every shelf! By the end of the night, you couldn’t buy a bottle of peroxide in New Baden on a bet!

It’s funny now but when all this was going on, I thought I was going to croak! To boot, they chased it to the side of the house where the furnace intake is located so for the rest of the night, every time the furnace kicked on, guess what we smelled??? Finally, Sunday morning I told Don to go uptown and get some Fabreeze and we sprayed it on a new furnace filter and then things started to get better. What a mess!!

Thought I’d share this story just in case you have someone who runs across this and wants to know what to do.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday Season!! Good Luck to Jamie and all of your soon to be additions!!


Cindy and the Stinkers!!

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