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Sleeping With Pets – Or reasons not to sleep with your pet skunk

October 12, 2012

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Sleeping with pets is a challenge of its own. Sleeping with pet skunks is a different granimal. Reasons why not to do so....... 8. The pet skunk could decide the bed is theirs and their wild instinct takes over, so needing to leave their skunk scent for protection for all of you, could sheete in the bed during the day, even on your pillow, thus loosing their privilege to a stairway up to the mattress. Then the pet skunk could decide to begin sheete-ing beneath the bed out of spite. Think, people. We are talking about pet skunks and oh, yes, they would. ..... 18. Your skunk might crawl underneath your nightgown to snuggle parts of you that you would rather it did not snuggle. 19. Your skunk could decide to groom those parts -- saying try because that activity wouldn't last long. And many more reasons sleeping with pets like skunks is not a good idea either.

Derecho Tornado Story or Damn Dog

September 5, 2012

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"No," dog said to me with a tornado going by window. "No. The SKUNK is in that closet." I am pulling his scruff but he is a Newfie, the scruff stretches two feet and he is 143 pounds, so I lose. "Comeon, let's go in just for a minute. It's fun. She's nice, she's cuuuuteee." "No. I'll stay out here with the derecho-tornado. The skunk will eat me." Now... he is confused because Lacey wouldn't eat him but her late sister Blossom would have killed him.

Thanksgiving feasts on antique china…

July 23, 2012

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Some people just can’t stand to eat off the same plates as a skunk. Frankly, I don’t see the problem. It’s not like the plate remains unwashed. Unless the skunkie fools you into thinking it is washed. They will lick a plate for ten minutes and it will shine when it has not been into […]

What do pet skunks eat?

January 13, 2011


"I'm not eating it, are you eating it?" "Nope, I'm not even touching it."

Inner ear infection, bad hair days, vomit and skunk litter pans….

June 14, 2010

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But where to put it. I knew it was coming. Dump my narrow, clear water glass on the carpet? Gross and too small. The wastebasket is actually wicker with large separations, so no. My purse? Open the window screen and vomit outside? But I had already managed to slide the window down so the neighbors could not hear me... they were playing basketball and I am a very private person.... read more a short short dilemna from the women's fiction author of A BREATH FLOATS BY.

Skunk nail clippers! Hide!

April 19, 2010


If not for Blossom's screams.... but trimming pet skunk nail trimming has never been easy.

Pet skunk food and greed. Don’t let them fool you….

April 14, 2010


Pet skunks and food are tricky things. My story.... I smelled the eggs in the skillet. I remember mumbling something like, 'idiot' because I just knew he was going to fall for it and give them an egg. But I fell back to sleep before I could yell that they did eat. Sometime later I woke and called for Hubby. "Did you give them an egg?" Hubby said, "Yes, I fed them. They acted like they were starving." I knew that meant a five-course breakfast. "Noooo, I fed them, they just would eat the egg if you made it." This was life after pet skunks. The empty-nesting peaceful life after kids left the house, only not so different at all.