Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Stink on the Happenings Around Here

We have been having another rough week health wise around here. We went all year without a single illness and then we get Mercy on a medicine she cannot take while sick... and we have been sick for 6 weeks!!! First rotavirus, then croup, and now RSV. Beth and Mercy are still coughing. Bummer.

Other than that, our only excitement happened yesterday. My wonderful, awesome husband had to leave for work at 6 in the morning. He got up before 5 to be able to take a run before work. Our dogs LOVE running with him. So they all headed off to the river. As they were going, Eric saw something waddle across the road. He couldn't figure out what it was... too big for a rabbit, too slow for a cat.

One of the dogs chased after it, and just as Eric came even with them he realized it was a SKUNK!!! And the dog got sprayed. Eric got caught in the crossfire... he said it was like when you spray a room with deoderizer and there is a fine mist settling. He ran through it at about knee level before he was even able to synthesize what was going on.

As if that is not bad enough, without knowing what had happened while his Papa was out, Josiah was wearing this shirt when Eric got home.


He said Eric stank (stunk?) so badly that both their eyes were watering. No one else was up yet. But when Angela came down in the morning, she said the upstairs bedroom smelled really strongly like skunk.

This is what I saw when I took a shower yesterday...


We are chalking this up to a, "If it will be funny later, it is funny now" event. It SURELY will be laughed at for years to come, so we have been laughing all day about it.


  1. Oh no! That is hilarious! I hope the smell is going away. Lisa~

  2. Actually, the tomato paste really did the trick. I was amazed. I am not sure what to do with the stinky shoes, socks, and ankle brace, though.

  3. Steve's family dog used to get sprayed by skunks all the time but she was a white long haired dog. This meant the tomato paste would turn her pink, so Steve's mom used Massengil instead. Worked like a charm and kept her coat shiny white. ;-)

  4. That is so funny! Poor guy. Can you add tomato juice to the washing machine and do a load?

  5. Hee hee... LOVE that shirt and the fact that he was wearing it.

    We have dogs that have been repeatedly sprayed by skunks. The only thing we found that works is to take this recipe and use on the dogs. We have Australian Shepherds, so we triple the recipe.

    Recipe for small dog
    1 Quart of Hydrogen Peroxide
    1/4 cup of baking soda
    1 squirt of dish soap.

    Mix it all together and put on dog and then rinse off. It works like a charm on dogs. I have never had to try a husband. :)

  6. Oh no!! The pure thing! I hope he smells better soon:-)