E stands for ... Ew!
What IS that smell?
Ew! Burning nose. Eyes beginning to water. I hear the dog re-positioning himself on his pillow at the foot of my bed. Wait a minute... Nope. He isn't doing anything but sleeping. Well, it is almost 11 o'clock at night, too. This isn't even a dog smell.
EW! Oh... I know...
You may think this is an S post, but it's not... it's an E post, inspired by the S-word.
Living in the country, we get many critters. But skunks usually are scarce, unless something runs them up this way. And the only thing I can think of is our wayward, scruff of a mutt, stray dog, Sparky. He "hunts" everything. If it moves, whether it's a rabbit, deer, turkey, or the corn moving in the wind, he hunts it. I'm hoping he didn't hunt up a skunk. Ew! I'm also hoping he is NOT what I'm smelling. Because he'll be smelling bad for a while. Ew! Sparky isn't even our dog. We don't know where he came from, but one day he showed up and decided to stay!
We once lived in a basement house with a glass-sliding front door. The house faced east, so every morning the sun would reflect off the glass panes, making a lovely light on our patio. One morning we heard a "pop" at the door, and within a few minutes the whole house was filled with the horrendous odor of "Eau de Skunk." Ew!
Skunks are so cute though, aren't they! But get close enough to one to make them feel threatened and look out! Ew! And once you've been initiated by one, how do you get the Ew! off of you?
According to the "Turtle Man," Ernie Brown, Jr., you take a bath in tomato juice, apple cider vinegar, and raw potatoes. Turtle Man says, "The taters is what soaks up the stink!" Ew! I don't know if that's true or not, but if I'd been skunked, I'd probably try any remedy to get rid of it. And Turtle Man ought to know, because he's been skunked before!
I sure hope this stink leaves the house soon...