The TallGrass Blog

Best Friends
08/05/2011 Gail Ridings
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Dogs, cats, horses, turtles – you name ‘em – I loved them all. And I still do. That’s one of the reasons why I enjoyed our Wines, Washes and Wagging Tails event so much. Each and every dog was sweeter than the one before and I gave my share of hugs and kisses to every one. Please check out our Facebook page to view the photos that Haley King, our resident photographer, snapped that day and see how much fun we had.  

Unfortunately though, two nights later, a couple of my dogs (Pepper and Nutmeg), after having been bathed and looking and smelling fantastic, decided it would be a great idea to get to know a skunk that lives on our property. Yes! They were sprayed. What a stinky mess! But, my clever husband knew what to do and bathed them quickly in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and a bit of hand soap. They are mostly back to normal, but certainly not as sweet smelling as they were last weekend. Maybe a final touch-up with Aveda’s Rosemary Mint shampoo might do the trick. Heck, it always works for me!