Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Stink - it Spreads


We are still fighting the battle of Stink at our house. This morning, however, we were assaulted by a new wave, Stench on the Move. Our cute little puppy came bounding into the house covered head to tail with a disgusting, mud-colored smell. Not only was he wet, but he had rolled in something distinctively dead. Maybe "rolled in" isn't quite accurate. Immersed himself in gut goo. Painted his little furry body with a decaying critter. Put on the Stench of Death like a cologne, dabbing it liberally behind each ear and under all four armpits.

Now the Stink was no longer confined to our office closet, it had feet. It promptly launched itself on Miss Munchkin's bed and rolled around on her comforter. Then it galloped into the living room, where it rubbed up against the couches. Lastly, before we could catch it, the Stench jumped up on me, transferring its horrible smell to my skin, where no amount of scrubbing could entirely remove it.

So, if I run into you today, I apologize. I'd feel a little better if you could manage not to wrinkle your nose and gasp, "What's that awful smell?"

Yeah, good luck with that.

9 comments:

Mama Pea said...

I know I shouldn't have laughed at your blog entry but I couldn't help it. You painted your (stinky) picture so well!

Why in the world is it that dogs are so proud of themselves and think they smell sooo good when they roll in the worst possible, most odoriferous matter they can find?

The last thing like that our dog did was to scootch her whole body (from tip of nose to rump)repeatedly through what must have been a very large pile of very new wild animal scat. Talk about disgusting!

Stephanie said...

Oh My!!!!

When it rains it pours....

Haven't suffered from an inside death...
but have two indoor dogs who LOVE to wallow in YUCK!! So I know how nasty that is...

Good luck on fumagating your house..

Camie said...

Well. Um. There's not a whole lot you can do with the rodent in the wall space, but what in the world do you do with a stinky dog? Is mere bathing enough or do you have to use some sort of foo-foo doggie bath? Cause if I had a pooch that rolled in death, there's no amount of money too large to pay to get rid of the smell. This is why I have chickens...

MrsMama said...

Mama Pea, I have *no* idea what they're thinking. They do seem quite proud of themselves, don't they. :P

Stephanie, thanks for your empathy. I hope your dogs stay squeaky clean for you!

Camie, a good scrubbing and lots of doggie shampoo took away most of the smell. And Trooper smells better too. ;)

Swede at Heart said...

Eek! I'm wrinkling my nose right now!

April said...

I do love to watch them sniff at the dead thing and then the lunge of love they do to rub it alllllll over their furry bodies. And then they promptly need to go inside to share the love.

Alisa said...

Don't even think these stories will make me change my mind about moving in with you. I know you're just trying to scare me away. A little Febreeze and it's all good!

MrsMama said...

Alisa, you can come over anytime. Just don't forget the Febreeze. And maybe a clothespin for your nose.

Country Girl said...

Damn. I hate when that happens. Our 2 year-old border collie used to do this all the time before we moved to suburbia.
Now we live in a old manor house on 20 beautiful acres, partially surrounded by developments.
For some reason, he rarely comes home covered in stench these days . . .