Last night, Wiley was very agitated. She wanted to go out. Since she is an old dog, we usually assume it has something to do with her kidneys that causes her to want to go out. We don't argue with her about this.
Not this time, this time she sensed that something was in the yard. As it is her soul job requirement to keep other animals out of our yard, I guess she felt compelled to deal with the situation.
I would like to remind everyone, that until this very moment in time, Wiley has not actually take her job very seriously. In Connecticut, she allowed deer to eat my roses. Here in Illinois, she has allowed rabbits to give birth in our yard.
But, for what ever reason, Wiley was feeling very motivated to tend to her job. She went out and barked at what ever animal it was until they left. We didn't think much about it, until she came back in at 11:00 pm.
Not only would this be a picture of the animal she chased out of the yard, it is also the one animal her contract expressly says she is not responsible for managing.
Yes, Ladies and Gentleman, it is the famous black and white striped cat, aka skunk. We noticed that there might be an issue when she walked by leaving a trail of stench behind her.
11:00 at night, just when I wanted to give the dog a bath. What is going to get the stench out? A quick internet search yielded the following: Peroxide, baking soda and dish soap. I have those things in my possession. With no regard to the proportions listed on the website I created a concoction of the above items and slathered the past on the dog. It took me 45 minutes to clean all the soap off of her, but she doesn't smell anymore.
We will now have to review the language in her employment contract, but I am thinking we may need to get Donald Trump to issue the famous words of "YOU'RE FIRED."