It was bound to happen… that aromatic whiff that gags you when your dog walks by…
The pitiful looks of not understanding when she is banished to the far reaches of the yard… (I wish!)
And finally, when the chance arises, the saving grace of DeSkunking Shampoo!
Step One: Gather your ingredients. One quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup of baking soda, two teaspoons of mild liquid soap. Water.
Step Two: Don’t forget the pitiful dog.
Step Three: You might want to check that she is actually wearing a collar. I found an old one since a) Eden lost hers last month while gathering cows b) She has never had a bath before, and physical restraint may be in her immediate future. Mix ingredients and apply.
Step Four: Lo and behold, I have a SWEETHEART of a dog. She stood like she gets baths all the time, perhaps the decrease in smell was an incentive for her too! Well, at least, until the cold water from the hose was applied, but it didn’t take much to get her to stand and let me rinse her off.
Step Six: Enjoy your Dog Scented Dog once again. Enjoy the extra whiteness of her Irish collar, it’ll last about one day… Even the old blue collar looked much better, though I think it will disappear… it seems to weigh her down! She’s still not in my house, there’s still a slight aura about her, but I least I can stand to be next to her! Maybe a refresher bath tomorrow? This time I might leave it on a bit longer or wash that long muzzle!
Please don’t find that skunk again, Eden, you’re much too sweet to smell so bad!