Tuesday, April 03, 2007

skunk love


People in the rural northeast have a bonus in the spring, when a young skunk's mind turns to love. Skunks are busy meeting each other these days in the woods, making more skunks. I like skunks, but a walk down the road wakes up the nose.
(why YES, I do make a nice little skunk, since you asked)

11 comments:

Gordo The Geek said...

Have any of your dogs every been up close and personal with a skunk, Gary? Anyone who thinks a whiff of skunk perfume in the air is bad, should try bathing a be-skunked pooch. The straight goods is exponentially worse.

greg said...

that is one I hope I never have to deal with....

Gordo The Geek said...

What really surprised me was how LOUD the spray is. I was 100 feet away when Toby got nailed in the face and I heard the "Phssst" sound very clearly

greg said...

and after that.. it was deathly silent in the forest as all the woodland critters KNEW that sound and were waiting for the unmistakeable sound of an animal in distress...

who would it be this time...

who would be the one ostracized from the woodland

who would have the stigma for life...

who needs to get back to work and stop goofing about... =)

gr said...

blech...skunks out there enjoying romantic encounters are stinky enough...
we have a fence and always have, because of skunks and porcupines

Gordo The Geek said...

The comment so nice you made it twice?

gr said...

wonder who some duuude is? making mischief around here

Gordo The Geek said...

Seems like a pretty way out character ... Writes like a 12-year-old ...

gr said...

I had a visitor from RMC for a LONG time earlier today......

denis said...

since you do make nice little skunks i want to see one. please put one on your blog.

gr said...

alright, must get busy here....