Thursday, January 1, 2009

Grady STINKS!

Went on a 6 mile hike today with Tanya and her dog Malbec. Within the first quarter of a mile, Grady found the most disgusting stuff to roll in. He covered the entire half top and sides of his back. I could smell him from 100 feet away. Anyone who has met Grady knows what a forcefully affection dog he is so after he rolled in whatever it was, he regularly attempted to get hugs and pets from both Tanya and me. It was a chore to keep him off. I had hoped by him running through the tall, wet grass it would take some of the stuff off. Well if it did, it didn't make much of a difference. Halfway through the walk we came to a water trough. So I picked him up and threw him in. It barely made a dent in the smell. Once we finished the walk, I pulled a gallon of water out of the truck, poured it on him, and then attempted to towel dry it off him. Again, helped a little but not enough. Finally got home and washed him with soap and water. Can you believe the scent is STILL lingering on him. Wow...I don't know how he can be in his own body. I guess it smells good to him. :-)

7 comments:

Walter said...

We carry a bottle of Nature's Miracle "Skunk Odor Remover" in our car for just such an event. We also carry our dogs in a crate so the odor is limited to that area only. They DO want to be next to you when you are driving, which is NOT what you want when they smell bad.

Pam Lambros said...

you got that right Walter....:-)

savvydad said...

Savvy rolled in something awful once when we were out on the boat on the delta. Boy was I thankful that we carry biodegradable Herbal Essence Body Wash on the boat for binding lube. It was still an awful chore cleaning him up. A Vizsla Car Kit is not a bad idea -- rags, soap, water, and first aid.

Pam Lambros said...

He has been scoured 4 times now...the smell is still lingering.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

LOL ... this reminds me of the old "Get Fuzzy" cartoon where Bucky wants to eat something disgusting, and Satchel tells him, "That's not for eating, that's for ROLLING IN."

Pam Lambros said...

Do you know he STILL smells....I almost wish he had eaten it. :-)

I'm Gabby said...

Ohh yummy stuff to roll in! Mom likes it best when we have to ride home in the car with yummy stuff stuck to us. She says the skunk bath works well, altho Grady is probably allergic to baths like I am.

Gabby