I have to admit that it never occurred to me that skunks might need a veterinary chiropractor.
That is until Reno came running in the house to tattle on Spirit.
Reno: Come quick! You’ll never believe what Spirit has caught.
I didn’t have to take more than a step outside to figure it out.
Yes, my blind dog caught a skunk and was waving it back and forth in his mouth. Spirit wasn’t doing much damage, other than some whiplash, because he is nearly toothless due to distemper. (That’s another story.)
Spirit: Who da man?
Fortunately for me, by the time I reached Spirit and forcibly removed the skunk from his mouth, there was no more spray.
Spirit: I’m da man!
The skunk, while a little disoriented, and now in need of a veterinary chiropractor, was fine, but couldn’t find his way out of the yard.
Reno: I have to say, I was impressed. Who knew he had it in him?
If you think the story can‘t get better, you’d be wrong.
Spirit needed to go to the emergency vet as he was scratched and possibly bit. I couldn’t take the time to get the skunk out of the yard. Sooooo, I had hubby do it.
Hubby was just home from a doctor’s appointment and except for the tie, was still in dress clothes. Now he didn’t want to get too close to the skunk and grabbed a sword off the wall and was using it to keep distance himself and the skunk.
To my utmost regret, I didn’t snap a picture.
As I was about to load Spirit into my car, hubby yelled over and said. “Just take my car.”
I love that man!
The next day, he had about a dozen of those little pine trees hanging all over his car. LOL
Mary is a business, wellness, and safety strategist who specializes in the pet industry. She has contributed to the professional pet industry as a consultant, speaker, writer, and progressive leader.
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