View Full Version : A useful "recipe" for farm life.
Nov. 12, 2009, 11:01 AM
For those of you with inquisitive pets - a hysterical article and recipe for an odor free house.
Nov. 12, 2009, 01:47 PM
LOL...I wouldn't be too thrilled if my dog brought home a new friend like that!
Nov. 12, 2009, 02:10 PM
Funny tale, and one reason why I do NOT have a doggie door! I like wildlife as long as it stays outdoors.
And that "recipe" really does work. The key is to not wet the dog first. Liberally apply the baking soda/peroxide/dish detergent mixture to doggie's dry coat, and then confine or tie him short so he can't rub it all off him somewhere for about 30 minutes while it works it's magic.
then rinse and shampoo as usual.
I have 5 JRT's and have had to use this method more than once. ;)
Nov. 12, 2009, 03:31 PM
Uhhh... I can understand sleeping with your windows open, but it took me a minute to realize that they slept with their actual DOORS wide open. At least a doggie door is a little more normal... could never have one of those because of the cats though.
Nov. 14, 2009, 12:05 AM
Baking soda and peroxide can work miracles, but I'd have never thought of combining them to get rid of skunk odor. Props to whoever did.
And, I agree - no doors open at our house, either; all the cats would be in the wind immediately. Sometimes it pays to have house pets - no skunk worries. Although, in this new neighborhood, the deer are so plentiful and accustomed to humans that I was afraid that I'd have a doe in my living room this afternoon when my front door was open. :eek:
Nov. 14, 2009, 09:14 AM
I had a horse who made a stinky friend. The skunk nailed him right between the eyes. I was afraid to use anything but baby shampoo as I didn't want to irritate his eyes. It took forever for the smell to wear off. He was a very curious horse and I'm sure he shoved his nose right in the business end of Mr. Stinky.
Nov. 14, 2009, 10:16 AM
That was funny! We have a dog door to a fenced back yard. Over the years, it has been the dang cat that has brought the nasty things into the house. Once he brought in a live rat and turned it loose for the JRT's. You should have seen the frenzy! I was not home but my husband was. He spent and hour scrubbing blood off the floor and walls. With three JRT's and one rat...you can imagine....
We once had a possum come in the dog door and help itself to our cat food that we had set up on a table. I found the possum which alerted the dogs...possum ran but he didn't far. Dead possum....
Nov. 14, 2009, 03:46 PM
I know of someone with a doggie door that came down to the kitchen one morning to see a fox eating her JRT's food. He was a regular apparently!