I rushed Uschi into the bathroom and sniffed him (Phheeeeuuuwww!) and checked his eyes, he was blinking a lot, so I rinsed them quickly with water. He didn't have any scrapes or cuts we could see, so that was good. Les booted up the computer to get tips on "de-skunking cats." We did not have baking soda/hydrogen peroxide, but had some tomato juice (see info at bottom) and still had an unopened cat shampoo we bought before T&U came home, thinking that they might get bathed occasionally (which has never happened, until now).
We checked Tanj and Vladi, they were O.K., and the whole family crowded into the bathroom. First, I poured on the tomato juice. Unfortunately it had been in the fridge, so that was cold on poor Uschi. I kept rubbing him vigorously as he tried to escape the bathtub. The emergency phase was over, so Les got out the camera...
the soap, and we rinse him using a cup to avoid his eyes.
Who replaced Uschi with a chihuahua?
Usch is back out of the tub and there is water everywhere.
Vladi's ears let us know that he does NOT want to be next.
Tanj, our stinky-odor-detector, is sniffing places
where Uschi has been. "This smells!"
Uschi is totally soaked, so naturally,...
he heads to the litter-box and is
soon covered in clumping litter.
(Thank goodness it wasn't squirmy Tanj who got sprayed!)
Tanj and Vlad have to check out Uschi's stick-tail.
Tanj takes a sniff of his Skunky-Swirl...
And starts to lick like crazy. Good boy!
Now Uschi looks like a damp marmot or maybe a beaver.
Poor Uschi, this is not the best way to start the day.
We didn't want to let the boys back into the kennel,
in case there was a skunk with attitude waiting
outside of the fence, so we locked the cat flap and
set up an auxiliary litter box...
Tanji and Vladi are pretty excited...
Sorry Vladi, Uschi can't play right now...
The whole house reeks!! With only one room, Uschi
was able to go pretty much everywhere before we woke up.
When we got to work this morning, we
(and everyone else) could smell skunk
on our clothes, Les' bag, oh yes, we are skunky.
At lunch we headed to the local specialty pet store and got goodies.
When we got home, to the stinky house,
the boys checked out their stash:
"Instinct" cat food (most expensive canned food at the store,
so of course its the only one all the boys currently like),
dental chews for T&U, a feather/mylar toy to replace the
one they mangled, a catnip toy for Uschi, sample cat food
bags for our picky eaters, and of course, a de-skunk potion.
Thanks for getting sprayed, Uschi!
Wait a minute,...
You still stink.
Whaat?, I don't smell that bad.
Mmmm, I taste pretty good too,...
I don't need another "skunky" bath!
Uschi finally has had enough and..
Settles in for a well-deserved nap.
Hang in there Uschi, today is only going to get better!
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