Tuesday, January 8, 2013

We Was Skunked!! *

*more fun than proper grammar...

We had a severe ice and snowstorm that began Christmas day, leaving us without power for 22 hours, beginning at 2 a.m. the 26th...it took four days to plow out the drive and use the 4 WD to get to my parents, who stayed here until their power was turned back on. By Monday,  New Year's Eve, they were back in their house, and we were tired, but getting ready to leave for Emory in ATL the next day for my drs appts...

Around 5 p.m., Excy was outside doing chores and noticed as he reached the front porch we had a visitor. He texted me to carefully crack the front door and see the skunk on the porch nosing around for food we keep out for the stray cats...the poor thing was super cold and his tail was encrusted with ice. Raccoons had cleaned out the bowl of cat food, so I threw out some more, but the skunk didn't appear interested...I shut the door. When it was safe, Excy made his way inside.

Around 10 p.m. we heard a knock on the front door but no one was around. I peeked out the window and saw the skunk on the front stoop...dude wanted inside!

I was inside my closet 30 minutes later getting my clothes ready for the trip when my boy kitty, Lenny, started sniffing the heating vent...and then I heard it -- two (at least) skunks going at it: either fighten' or fucken' under the house -- and then POOF! A bomb of eu Pepe la Pew enveloped the entire house -- and Excy yelled to come to the front -- the skunks had bombed the entire perimeter of the house! Two Lampe bergers and several candles didn't take care of the smell.

Guess they were pissed off we didn't let them inside.

The next day we took off in our rolling Pole Cat-mobile, trying to ignore the fact everything, including the suitcase and our clothes, smelled really really strong...

We got home last night. Fortunately, things have finally aired out.

8 comments:

Ms. A said...

OH.NO... you poor things. Pardon the giggle, I know it's not funny when it happens to you, but you made it funny... AND I'M SO GLAD IT DIDN'T HAPPEN TO ME!

I Wonder Wye said...

I"m glad it didn't happen to you, either! It was pretty funny....just hoping it doesn't happen again!

ReformingGeek said...

Somet is stinkin' to HIGH HEAVEN!


Oh my, my.

Glad to hear things have aired out.

**Stop laughing, Evil Twin**

injaynesworld said...

LOL! The joys of country living. I've totally been there! Fightin' or f*^kin' in the middle of the night under my bedroom. Still, I wouldn't live anywhere else.

Peruby said...

I laughed at the fightin' or fukin' phrase, too.

I have three dogs and I dread skunks. Fear them even. I would be sick from the smell.

Lois said...

They were knocking so politely, too. Meanies. :)

Retired English Teacher said...

That does not sound like any fun at all!

Mitchell is Moving said...

The worst smell I have ever smelled. How awful!