DO NOT PLAY WITH THE BLACK AND WHITE KITTIES!!
Yup, folks. About 9pm last night Otis got skunked. Actually I'm surprised that it has taken so long given that we live in the woods and he is a very playful pup. I didn't realize it had happened until he ran past me through the door- so he rolled on the living room carpet and then bolted up to Olivia's room- where he huddled up against her bed for comfort since I was screeching at him! It took an hour of bathing him to get to the point where I felt he could sleep in the house. Bill wanted to lock him in the barn- I knew he would be miserable! I found a recipe online for hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish soap- soaked the poor guy outside, then brought him back in. It did a good job- then I washed him in all the smelly fruity shampoos we had (and bills orange hand cleaner to boot!) Now I have to deal with the house- it certainly smells more than he does right now- and the stench is greatest outside by the barn- so he must have been down there. I'll run down to the pet shop and see what commercial products they have- I'm sure there are a ton of choices.
Seriously. When it rains it POURS!