Usually my recipes are something edible however this time is a little different. I came home tonight to find a very stinky situation in our house. As I was pulling up the driveway, I could detect the distinct smell of rotten sulfur. With a deeper whiff I realized it was skunk. “Oh no”, I thought. They must be in our neighborhood again as a few neighbors had mentioned seeing them at night. As I walked in the door, the smell was getting stronger. “Weird, did I leave the windows open?” I realize that hubby and son are out in the back. I go to the back yard to find my six year old and husband hosing off Maggie, our dog. The smell of skunk is just overwhelming.
I immediately go to the computer and try to find some miracle potion to take out the smell from our poor dog that had been sprayed. The tomato juice thing is a myth and will not get rid of the smell. I don’t have tomato juice anyway but I guess if it really worked I could rub the dog down with some tomatoes from the garden. Bad idea! A bunch of websites give this same solution:
1 quart of hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon dish washing liquid
I mix it all together and my husband washes the dog with it. We dry her off and she comes inside. I still can catch a whiff of that awful perfume so I go to the Internet again to find out that you can also use mouth wash. We try this and the stench is not too bad. The mouthwash antiseptic smell overpowers the skunk smell. Here is the poor doggie with our little bath helper.
Hopefully none of you will have to deal with a stink like this. But if you do, use this recipe. Tomorrow I was planning on packing for our trip to Williamsburg. But now I must bake something first thing in the morning. What do you think would cover up the lingering smell of skunk? Maybe some brownies? Or apple pie? I am thinking the spice in a pie might really work well 🙂