Some days I wonder if I'm living the story line of a drama filled soap opera, or if it's simply a badly scripted sitcom! :-) I would tell you about the rest of my event filled weekend, but at this point I think you all would really begin to believe that I make this stuff up...oh how I wish!
Don't get me wrong though, I know things could be so much worse! Look at poor A-M who is trying to pull her life back together after enduring major flooding in Australia, and she's just one of thousands trying to find their way after life has thrown them a curve ball. And Anne from Fiona and Twig nearly had her house burn down this past weekend, so you see it can always be worse and at times when life seems like it's picking on you, you really do have to stand back and remember how lucky you are!
We all have our challenges to face day in and day out, times when our strength and resolve seem tested beyond the limits, but we somehow muddle through and come out alright in the end!
Today we continued to monitor Mr. Quinn for signs of any problems related to the skunk attack and so far so good, knock on wood. The vet said to continue monitoring him for the rest of the week, but I'm hopeful he will come out of this none the worse for wear.
Some of you have commented and emailed me asking for the recipe to the magic potion we used on Quinn last night. It's 1 Quart Hydrogen Peroxide (be sure it's a new bottle and hasn't expired), 3/4 cup Baking Soda, and 1 to 2 Tbs. of original Dawn Dish Detergent (I also read where you can substitute Ivory Dish Soap for Dawn). You mix it all together (be sure NOT to put it in a sealed container because it creates a chemical reaction and can explode if housed in a sealed container), then put it on your pet, avoiding the eyes and mouth, let sit for approximately 5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with tepid water.
That's what we did, and aside from some of Mr. Quinn's fur around his ears getting slightly bleached to a lovely shade of copper, the solution worked like a champ! Phew!
Today was spent doing very little in between napping, and it will be a short night tonight as I'm hitting the hay just as soon as I hit the send button on this post. I did want to at least update you all and thank each of you for your concern and kind words of commiseration!
In addition to having a sick puppy last night, Mr. Tide woke up in the middle of the night sick as could be from what we think was the smell of the skunk! He was the one who stayed outside with Mr. Quinn for almost 2 hours while I traveled back and forth to the store last night. And he also helped hold Quinnie while I bathed him, so he really got more than his fair share of exposure to the skunk oil! He's still not feeling well tonight!
We were able to use an oil lamp to get rid of the scent in the house, I have to say that those Lampe Berger lamps really do cleanse the air, so I was lucky to have one for just such an occasion! Thanks Grace for making sure I had one, sometimes things do work out the way they are supposed to!!!
You may be wondering why it seems as though I've posted the exact same photos as last night. Some of them are very similar, and one is the same photo, just done in a different texture. The above photos are ones I just sent off to have made into note cards, they will be minus the watermark of course. It will be my first foray into selling my photos, and I'm hoping that when I receive them in the mail I will love how they look, otherwise I'll have a lot of extra note cards filling up my junk drawer!
With everything that's been going on, wow don't I sound like a broken record, I haven't been able to reply to every comment and email, but I hope to remedy that situation over the rest of this week, barring any further skunk incidents...let's hope I didn't just jinx myself!
I was lucky enough to win a few awards last week, so I'll be back soon to share them with you! Have a wonderful week my friends!