Awaking To The Inevitable

At 5:19 a.m. a restless Ranger was whimpering and trotting around the house and so I got up to let her out into the backyard thinking she had to pee, which she may have hade to do, but instead she first charged up into the corner of the backyard and practically right into the ass of a fleeing skunk, who gave her a little somethin’ somethin’ right in the face. Actually a lot of somethin’ somethin’.

We’ve quarantined her outside and shrugged our shoulders because such a close encounter was bound to happen at some point. And it’s kinda funny watching Ranger attempt the “rub a little dirt on it” treatment, but now I’m off to the store for these ingredients to see if they’ll work in the aroma removal procedure that’ll be coming up next.

How’s your Saturday morning so far?

UPDATE (9:53 a.m.): Well, it wasn’t too bad. It appears Ranger was dealt a glancing spray across the chest and shoulder/flank, and took to being bathed surprisingly calmly — and the mixture had a positive, but not total effect on the odor.

UPDATE No. 2 (11:07 a.m.): Susan’s got pix up of me and Ranger rub-a-dub-dubbing in the the tub.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."