Friday, June 24, 2011

Some things are just funny.......

Bluesun has been having raccoon and apparently skunk trouble in his yard.  They've been killing his chickens.  So, he's had to trap them and get rid of them.

He made a comment about changing into clothes that he didn't mind burning when he caught his first skunk and it reminded me of a funny story about when my dad was a little boy.

My dad was about 9 or 10 years old and he was riding his bicycle along some trails in the woods.  It was just starting to get dark and he was hurrying to get home before it was full dark to avoid the probable spanking he would have gotten from my lovely but tough grandma.

He was pushing those pedals so fast, standing up when riding (you know who that was when you would ride hell for leather on your back using every muscle you could to go faster) and suddenly he saw a skunk in the path.

Dad slammed on the brakes and came to a complete stop, right next to the skunk.  Because of the sudden stop, dad fell over on top of the skunk.

He got home and grandma met him at the door with the paddle because he was late (again).  She started go go toward him and then caught a whiff of Eau de Skunk.  She got in her car and drove to the store and bought all the tomato juice she could find.

She stripped my dad down in the yard, burned his clothes and gave him a good scrubbing with the tomato juice.  She still made him sleep on the front porch for a few days until the lingering stink wore off his body.

So to my friend, Bluesun.....   be careful with those critters.


  1. My boss was telling me a story about a kid in his highschool (in a little CO mountain town called Cedaredge) who would trap skunks and eat them. Some days he would be, uhh... asked to leave school. Depending on your priorities, that might be a "good" way to get out of school.

    The trap's set up again tonight.


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