August 5th 2012 7:48 pm
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Thanks for the DDP honor. Thank you everyone for the yummy cakes. We got so many we had to give some of them to the kitties at other Sanctuaries and Shelters.
We know they were lonesome and homesick and a nice slice of cake would brighten their day. If any of you have anything you don't use ask, your Humans to donate it to your favorite kitty sanctuary or adoption center. It just takes a small part of a day and gives a lot of pleasure to those poor guys.
Now to the subject at hand.
Skunk, Cute Skunk.
Some of you said, give it a name. I decided it has to be
Your not STAYING
and you need to GO.
I'm sorry but Girl Human does have a soft spot for cute unscented kind. She acquired a young descent-ed fellow when she was in her 20's. He was unable to return to the wild so she became a foster Mom.
She also had an orange male cat named, Nickolas. He did not like the new cat and sprayed everything he could spray. The skunk would have smelled better. That relationship lasted for 2 years.Thank goodness for a product called Odor-mute. She still uses the product today, around the Sanctuary.
She later gave the skunk to a zoo. Nickolas never improved. He went and lived with a farmer. Not really a good time had by all. The skunk was real cute and funny. Gave lots of smiles to all ages.
She had to bath him every day as that muskie odor was there every day she didn't. He loved baths. Every day it was the ritual. Jump, hiss, shake the tail. Then Girl Human grabbed him up and take him to the bath tub.
He would swim and play and flip and swim. He did not like the shampoo part and then in the winter we tried the hair dryer but found the skunk smell would start as soon as the hair dryer hit the fur. His fur repelled water quickly and we would towel dry him.
Having a 3 room apartment the two would not last a day together. Nickolas would knock everything over in site. The skunk went to work with Girl Human every day. He sported a x-small dog sweater on cold days and sometimes a little hat for laughs. He was the hit of the workplace and everyone wanted to hold him, play with him and walk him.. He loved anything he could climb into and he walked on a figure 8 dog harness and lead.
A walk always lasted for ever as everyone had to stop and ask questions. Plus anywhere there was grass was a digging ground. Snow was a play park. Skunk Angels must have been a real puzzle to anyone who followed us later.
We went to visit him at the zoo and he was the hit of the place. Everyone who worked there had to either be playing with him (he loved cat toys with bells and squeakers) hold or walk him. He was spoiled for sure. We knew he was happy and left if very capable hands.
I'm sure he was the talk of the town and the zoo for many years to come. We moved far away and never got to visit them again. I'm glad to have had the chance to be in charge of such and odd couple.
Back to the subject at hand:
Our state, it is against the law to have wildlife in your possession. Not even suppose to feed them. know people do. There is a Wildlife Center to do the job. They have state certified people who specialize in different wildlife. Even if we wanted to keep the cute little guy, we can't.
So "Yougo" is his name. Sure hope it's a he. We now have the food dish on a high metal table with out any chairs or things around it for him to try to get to it.
My skunk never seemed to climb. So hope we are safe now. Sure don't want to make him mad.
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Wow! That sure is interesting about your mom's skunk. I hope the Yougo goes far far away! :)
I agree, that was interesting about your momma's skunk! Skunk angels - MOL!