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OK, it's been over a week, and three baths later, but my dog Max still smells like a skunk. Damn.
My car is faring a little better, after I kept three open coffee cans in it over the weekend. I guess the coffee absorbs the smell? Interesting. I no longer need a cup or two in the morning, I get high off the combination of skunk/coffee as I drive from HB to El Segundo. Wow.
The wife is less than thrilled with me these days. After losing Ollie the day after the Kentucky Derby, I swore off any new pets for the next 80 years or so. Six weeks later, scrawny Red Heeler Max is staring at me through a Facebook friend, and the next thing you know, we have adopted this guy.
He pees in the garage with absolute disdain, and he tries to nip the kids once in awhile. What can I say, the wife is not a fan. But at least Max has become a lightning rod for controversy in our family, so that takes the heat off me for the time being. I should write a book, "How to disappoint your wife consistently"....it would probably be a best seller.
I now have Max trained to run alongside of me while I ride my bike through the streets of HB. But PB, the 2 1/2 year old Red Heeler, barks and bites me while I ride....it's no picnic. If you can imagine the spectacle of an obese 300 lb (+) man riding a bike while trying to maintain a straight course with two dogs barking/biting/pulling in opposite directions)....well, it's a sight to see.
Anyone else have any lingering disagreements about pets in their home? Just curious.
Ogy, i recall a Seinfeld episode when Jerry's car had that bad BO, the only way to get rid of the smell is to sell the car.
Nice work on all the rescue pups. I'm sure they appreciate you and things will only get better.(you better hope) LOL
We had a dog who had some . . . er . . . gastro-intestinal issues one day and really messed up the back seat of the car.
We had to do the soap-and-water thing more than a few times, followed by a few bottles of Febreeze spray and keeping the windows open all day for a couple of weeks.
Either the smell disappeared, or we just went nose deaf. But I think it went away.
Next time (and I hope there isn't one), I will remember the coffee can thing.
But our dogs have never caused dissention in the family. Every time one of them passed, we always swore we would never own another, and two days later, we always had a new four-legged, tail wagging addition to the family. And we have always felt fortunate to be able to love and enjoy every single one of our canine family members.
Can't say the same about some of the human family members.
I bet on a horse at ten-to-one. It didn't come in until half-past five.
My horse was so late getting home, he tiptoed into the stable.
~ Henny Youngman
Is it really a skunk that got Max?
If so, there are a couple of well known remedies out there.....
One, go to and buy some big cans of Tomato juice and give him a bath in it, that's all, just tomato juice.
The second, and the one we've had better luck with is a concoction consisting of....
1 gallon of water
1 quart of hydrogen peroxide
a few tablespoons of BLUE DAWN DISHWASHING SOAP, (no substitutions)
let him stay soaked for a little while, then rinse him clean.
repeat if necessary.
And remember...Things work out best when you make the best of the way things work out.
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