September 03, 2009

The Adventures of Studley...

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Chris

Once upon a time there was a dog named Studley. He was a good dog and only got into trouble once in awhile. Studley's family decided to take a short family vacation. Without him.

Poor Studley.

Studley's wonderful human Grandma and Papa agreed to watch Studley while his family enjoyed a few days away. He was very excited about this because they like to feed him human food and give him lots of love and attention. Grandma and Papa live in a subdivision with many houses around and a fully fenced yard. Different than the 5 acres Studley was used to but he likes change every once in awhile.

All was going perfectly fine until the night before Studley's family came home. Grandma let Studley out to do his business before heading to bed. He ran outside to relieve himself and just to check that all was well in their backyard.



Grandma went to let Studley in not thinking much of the commotion when all of a sudden Studley tried to attack her cats. This was not something Studley had ever done before. In fact he was always the one to stay clear away from the snooty felines.

*sniff sniff*

Grandma smelled something.

She thought something was burning.

So she bent down and smelled Studley and was overcome by the horrible smell that came from his head area.


She smelled again.

Grandma and Papa discovered that Studley had met up with one of these in their backyard. Their postage-stamp-sized backyard in a neighbourhood surrounded by houses.

Studley got sprayed!

All over his face.

In their backyard. In town.

At 10pm at night.

While his family was away enjoying their vacation.

Fast forward one week. Studley still smells like skunk.

And so does Grandma and Papa's house.

The End.

*If you know of any magic solution to get skunk smell off of a dog and out of carpet, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks muchly.

You can read more about Studley here

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Emily said...

Well, I heard that a tomato juice bath gets rid of the smell. Fortunately, I've never had to test that theory! No idea about the carpet. Good luck though and what a funny story!

Gigi said...

I've heard tomato juice also -- but I think this was from a Judy Blume book. . . so I don't know how accurate that was. Good luck with ridding yourself of the stench!

Jen said...

Oh man that is terrible. My parents had a dog that got sprayed by a skunk, I will ask them what they used. And I will ask my brother, he is a vet.

Good luck, I can only imagine how awful he must smell.

Foursons said...

Lots of ventilation too! I love Studley's grey beard. Poor guy is gettin' old.

Chris said...

Oh, that is JUST the kind of thing that would happen in my family.

Good luck getting the smell out -- you may just want to burn the house down and start over.

Shana said...

Tomato juice or vinegar i think.

Corey~living and loving said...

oh no! that is NOT good. poor doggy.

HOpe you get the smell out.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Tomato juice for the dog. Not the carpet.

Glad he had fun, despite all that drama!

kaye said...

quite the story--good luck with that :) Here’s my photo story. happy Friday!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Oh no!!! The same thing happened to my brother's dogs. They did the tomato juice thing OUTSIDE. Do not attempt in your tub. You can use a plastic kids pool or just pour it all over may want to wear a poncho. It's a pretty messy process. My brother had to do it a couple of times before the smell went away...of course, then the dogs smelled like tomato juice for a week or so, but that was better than the skunk smell. :P Good luck!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! my dog has come close, but we haven't met that fate yet...hopefully we won't. I, like everyone else, have heard about the tomato juice baths, but I am sure that wouldn't be wanted on the carpets. If I find something I will let you know! Hope you find a solution! :)