The Summer of the Skunked Dog

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    vmills SimAlvin

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    S'up with the skunks in the Northeast this year?

    I've had 2 dogs for the last 3 summers and this summer is THE Summer Of The Skunked Dog.

    First, Alvin walked into a skunk cloud about in Late July (Skunked!).

    Two nites ago Simon tangled with a baby skunk (Sir Simon the Cockapoo Dog Gets Skunked!).

    I don't live in the woods. I live in a residential neighborhood and can't figure out where the stinky ones are coming from! The dogs are being doglike and protecting their territory.

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
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    Kat09Tails *Now with Snark*

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    I'll take your supply of skunks this year for my supply of porcupines.
     
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    Skunk vs Porcupine

    Lesser of 2 evils - pain versus stink! What a choice.
     
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    Snark Mutts to you

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    My dogs have killed 4 skunks that climbed into the yard in the past 4 months. We're rural but hadn't had any problems with skunks until last year. Part of the problem is my neighbor, who likes to feed EVERYTHING and thinks the skunks are cute. :rolleyes: Then they wander down the road to our place and don't quite get the welcome they're expecting...

    I'll take stink over barbed, pointy things.
     
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    Oooh lucky me! We've got both porcupines and skunks. Skunks are rather common in the cities here, likely due to the fact that our cities are never far from a forest - Zero was skunked a couple months ago in a friend's front yard. Wretched odor, it's still not gone. Why did it have to spray the fluffiest, most difficult to groom dog?
     

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