Dear Tom, I am no longer the master of my backyard.

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I’m never getting out of the car.

Jake met a skunk. Last night. Midnight, to be precise. The skunk won.

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16 thoughts on “Dear Tom, I am no longer the master of my backyard.

  1. Jaye

    Oh no! Poor Jake.

    We had a farm dog when I was a kid who either had a wonky sense of smell or was incredibly stupid because he never did learn to leave skunks alone. Fortunately, he lived in the barn. Unfortunately, I was in charge of tending animals in the barn. Skunk! Pew.

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      This is a smell like no other, Jaye. I swear – It’s like rubber tires burning in a garlic factory. And he rubbed his nose all over the carpet in my husband’s office, his easy chair and the couch. (Before my husband realized what was going on.)

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  2. Marylin Warner

    So far–knock on wood–Scout has avoided the family of skunks in the park nearby, and she seems to understand these black and white animals need to be left alone. However, our neighbor’s older and wiser dog didn’t get the memo. We can STILL smell the results when the wind is right.

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      1. juliabarrett Post author

        Home, Alicia and no Jake. Although there was a German shepherd on my flight from Seattle to Bozeman. He had his own seat.

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  3. T. W. Dittmer

    Oh goody.

    They come around here once in a while. They serve a purpose in nature’s scheme, but I don’t want them setting up housekeeping on the property. The trick is to let them know they can’t hang around without pissing them off.

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  4. Roberta

    Oh My!!! Oh Dear! I don’t believe there is a smell-odor worse than skunk in the entire universe. And it takes so long to get rid of it. I have heard tomato juice helps get out the stink. You need a vacation. Just go. Just get in the car and drive some where. Any where. No plan. Good luck.

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