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The Skunk!

This actually happened last summer but we never wrote it down:

Garrett's dog, Sweet Pea, has the unending need to hunt.  She has killed numerous critters in our yard from lizards to an armadillo.  But, there is one animal that keeps eluding her.  Oh, she's tried to catch the black kitty with the white stripe numerous times.  I don't remember the exact number of times she's been sprayed but it's in the double digits.  Last Spring, Sweet Pea was sprayed every couple of weeks. 

Well, I was working at a restaurant as a waitress.  It was late, probably about 11:30 p.m. when I made my way home that evening.  I was actually having a pretty good night under the circumstances and came home playing my music loud and enjoying life.  I pulled into the driveway, got out of the car, and started be-bopping up the front steps....  Until, I almost stepped on a dead skunk left on the front porch.  I screamed and flew backwards off the porch.  Now what do I do?  I can't get around this animal to go inside.  Should I go around back and look for a shovel?  No, I should call my husband who's home inside the house resting while I was out doing hard work waiting tables.  So, I pull my cell phone out and inform my dear hubby that Sweet Pea left him a little present on the porch and he needed to come out immediately.  Chris comes out the front door, looks down at the skunk, and in one quick movement picks it up and tosses it at me!  I really feel sorry for my neighbors that night with all my screaming. 

I come to find out, that this dead skunk was bought by all 3 of my boys (Chris, Marshall, & Garrett) earlier that day.  It was a dog toy that had only a little stuffing in it.  They placed it on the porch with some red food coloring as blood.  Then, they waited behind the front door, looking out the window to watch the whole thing.  Why they didn't think to videotape this awful sneak attack, I have no idea.  I'm still seeking and planning my revenge....


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