Homesteading In The Pacific Northwest

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ewuuuh! PU! Gag...cough...

No photo to go with this post...but I wish I could post a link to the smell!  YUCK!

I was out working on the new raised bed in between rain squalls...and our young pup, Carly, was out in the yard with minute she was there, then: POOF!  She was gone...I thought I had found all the spots where she could get under the fence, but apparently not.

I spent the better part of an hour looking for her when she finally answered my call and came running from next door...covered in pitch and some kind of black slime that smelled like dead fish....OMG!  I realized that she'd been rolling in otter poop!!!  GAG!

So little Pepe Le Pew has had one bath and she still stinks...I'm heading for my herbal cabinet to put together a rinse for the next bath...I'm thinking peppermint and pennyroyal might do the trick...

All of a sudden having otters living next door isn't so cute after all...


  1. I would never have thought that otter poop would be a hazard of living in a location like you do! LOL! Who knew?!

  2. Did the herbal rinse work?? :o)

  3. After several tries and a lot of herbs I I finally "destinked" her ... until about a week late when she decided to dig in the compost bin *sigh*