Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thank God For That White Stripe!

On our morning walk with our dog, Abby, wildlife was abundant!  You would think we lived in the woods instead of in a city suburb.  We usually see deer in people's front yards or walking down the street but today we saw three skunks!  They weren't all together either, but on three different streets.  It made for an exciting walk, I must say.

We generally walk from 5 to 6:00 a.m. and in the summer, the sun is coming up but now it is DARK.  Fortunately, the skunks have that white stripe which makes it pretty easy to see them from a distance if you are alert and it also helps that they kind of waddle along, unlike the squirrels.  They like the dark places so tend to hang out around the bushes, but the one was actually on the street corner.  We look forward to when Gerard retires so he can wait until it's light to walk Abby. 

Abby did good not barking at them and whenever we saw one, we crossed to the other side of the street, doing our best to keep away.  It's funny, how much power those little creatures have over us, isn't it?  So far we have done well avoiding them.

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Lin said...

We've had an overpopulation of skunks the last few years due to mild winters. I think last year probably did them in though! Be sure to look up a recipe to clean Abby just in case she and Gerard get sprayed. There is one with peroxide that is supposed to work well.

Sandee said...

Good plan as Abby would smell something awful for a very long time after an encounter with one of those. Bless their hearts.

Have a woof woof day Abby. My best to your mom and dad. ☺

Summer said...

We get LOTS of skunks around here - one tried to follow my human home!

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

Wow, that's a lot of skunks at once. I can't say that I've seen any lately, only smell ones who've been around. I'm glad Abby was a good girl and didn't bark at them. You don't want to set one of them off like a stink bomb!

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