Monday, March 21, 2016

Jett And The Cat -- Oh That's Not A Cat!!!!

I had just stepped out the door tonight to take Jett on his evening walk, resuming my normal schedule of activities at home on my return.

We started down the driveway and he immediately started heading to my neighbors front lawn.

I saw a small white animal there and figured it was a kitten, a few of which wander around the neighborhood.

Jett seemed rather interested and as he got closer, the kitten with its face towards Jett raised a rather large feathery white tail.

Wait a minute, that's not normal kitten behavior.

I quickly reached in my pocket and pulled out my trusty flashlight and shine it at the cat.

Nope, it's not a cat.

Yep, as I quickly surmised and as you just guessed, it was a skunk. The black rest of him/her was hidden by the night and the white stripe went all the way from tail to his/her head making it appear thinner than it actually was, and the face being white had thrown me off, but under the light the remainder in black gave no doubt as to what Jett had just met.

I believe I yelled something like "Oh Hell no, HEEL!" and Jett came racing back to me, which was good.

Interestingly enough the skunk did not run away, nor did it turn around. Instead it started happily advancing on us with tail still raised but with the odious orifice pointed eastbound as it proceeded westbound towards us.

To say we beat a very hasty retreat would be an understatement.

The skunk then disappeared off into the night to do whatever skunks do during their nocturnal sojourns without spraying man nor beast.



juvat said...

Hydrogen peroxide, dawn detergent and baking soda makes the dog a blond, but kills the smell. We've got three shots under the sink

Aaron said...

juvat: Thanks. I'm hoping that information will not be necessary, but good to know.

ProudHillbilly said...

Heh. Skunks ain't afraid of NOBODY.

ProudHillbilly said...

Heh. Skunks ain't afraid of NOBODY.

Scott said...

They are all over the place here in the 'burbs. There aren't many nights that go by without smelling one somewhere in the neighborhood.