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Sep 13, 2006

This cannot be good...

"Daddy, look at all the kitties!"


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Soggie stinkies!

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:47 AM

The chain of events playing in my head after reading the caption and seeing that picture are hilarious!

Lady Fox
 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:49 AM

Aww...little stinkers! Oh and skunks too!

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:50 AM

oh, that's great! you can just hear the kiddies saying that, too!

Rhea Harding
 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:50 AM



 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:50 AM

I wonder if someone got a bath in tomato soup that day... they say that helps if you get sprayed. Yummeh.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:51 AM

Wee skunkies still have only wee stinkies and are poifectly safe for all kinds of adoration.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:53 AM

is that real? it looks real. i think it's real. holy crap, that's real!

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:53 AM

Nothing helps if you get sprayed! But this is hilarious!

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:54 AM

Why does the one in their hands look so much smaller than the ones in the grass?

Laurie C
 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:56 AM

Now this one needs the Pepe LePew voice. Except I'm creatively challenged today and can't think what should be said. Aubrey, Theo, TJ, Sarcasta, someone help me out here?
And yeah, I think the bebes are too little to make stink. Their mom, on the other hand...

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:57 AM

Yeah you gotta admit, lil' skunkies are the cutest things EVAH.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:57 AM

I bet the little stinkers can't spray yet. Just like baby tigers don't go attacking yet.

But wait til their mama arrives... that's when the fun would begin... oh boy....

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:57 AM

Maybe the one in their hands is the runt of the litter! I had a runt Lasa Apso once. Tinker. *sniffle*

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:59 AM

LOL that is hilarious!!!!
I don't think that is a skunk in their hands...the others have bushy tails & lotsa floof. I think it's a kitty & the Pepes are coming to make sweet lurve to it!

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 08:59 AM

I don't think the one they're holding is a skunklet at all...look at the unpuffy tail! Maybe it's some sort of other critter?

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:00 AM


 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:02 AM

Maybe the one in their hands is all wet and they are saving it from that big puddle and that's why it looks so much smaller.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:07 AM

The one they're holding could be a very wet one. "Let's give the kitty a bath in that puddle"...

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:08 AM

I really, Really, REALLY want to know the story behind this one!!!

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:14 AM

I had never seen bebeh skunks. how utterly adorable. I wonder what kind of meep-like sound they make. easier to imagine is the girls' mom and/or dad sound when they happen upon the scene, "holy$)$^&(@#%^getyourhandsofothatskunkOMGWTFBBQAOL!"

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 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:16 AM

Ooooh wee tiny fluffy black-and-white "kitties"...

Adult skunks are almost as cute (tho not very snorgle-worthy).

A thinker
 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:17 AM

We have a baby skunk that comes to our house every night to be fed. We think he lost his mom. He is sooo precious... I'd like to keep him.

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 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:21 AM

lol - i'm glad i wasn't there and can just see them from my monitor!

christina s.
 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:23 AM


*dramatic suspense music*

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:24 AM

robin m,

how sweet. and sad, being an orphan. I wonder if there is a way to deskunkify skunks so they can be adopted? the 'skunkiness' as it were, resides in some glands, so I'd guess maybe they can be removed?

paging all wildlife rescue experts to the thread...

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 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:27 AM

Jaypo and Teughcats, my cousin thought baby skunks were too little to spray. She found out she was wrong. I say treat all guns as if they're loaded. But I hope the babies are okay and not orphaned (or drowned, in one case).

Best skunk story was about a horse who loved to torment the big fluffy black and white barn cat. One day he saw that big tail around a corner and grabbed it in his teeth. It wasn't the cat. Do you have any idea how many gallons of tomato juice it takes to wash a horse... three days before a show? But I bet he left the cat alone after that.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:29 AM

Soooo not good!

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:30 AM

Yep, a friend of mine had a pet skunk. There was a musty smell to it, but you can get the glands removed that allow them to create the spray.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:31 AM

at my job a couple summers ago we had 4 lil skunkies appear in the parking lot over the course of an 8 hour day. . . they were very sweet. they THOUGHT they could spray us, but they just succeeded in makin us laugh! they were so cute. we plucked them and took them to a wildlife rehab. . . with them suddenly out in the middle of the day with eyes still closed, seemed like mama had maybe been waylaid somewhere. . . they were cared for and set free.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:33 AM

So very, very cute! I had to look for more baby skunks and found some on the Alabama Wildlife Center site and they had this to say -


1. Skunks have their scent gland from the day they are born, and can spray when they are only 8 days old, so Wildlife Center staff and volunteers must be careful not get to sprayed.

So do baby skunks have cute, little immature spray power or is it full on like the grownups?

Snorgle on!

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:39 AM

"Dad...what did you say? Spay? Spray? Dad, we can't hear you when you're back is turned and we can't see you for the cloud of dust your quick and unexpected departure has raised!"

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:40 AM

Zap -- another LOL-worthy story. Baaad kitty. ;)

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:40 AM

Yup skunkies can have their scent gland removed like a ferret. after that they are a lot like a ferret for a pet, they can be litter trained, and generaly make good pets if they are spayed/neutered, the males get very terratorial when a female around goes into heat. (my uncle had a male and a female a long time ago, male was a nasty bugger and bit my mom)

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:47 AM

OMG! I want a baby skunk!

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 09:48 AM

I can't imagine having one for a pet but I remember coming across a picture of one once (here?). It piqued my curiousity enough to do some research. They apparently are legal to raise/breed/keep as pets in several states and they come in a few different colours. The general consensus seemed to be that they make fairly good pets, but of course I was reading from skunk-friendly sites.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 10:11 AM

I wonder if these are *pet* skunks already? :)

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 10:12 AM

I visited a animal park in southern california once a long time ago. They trained animals for the movies. They said they had to be careful with the baby skunks, because they're to young to have their "sknunky" gland removed. The little babies haven't perfected their "sent control" yet and sometimes leak.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 10:13 AM

I saw a mom and two babies last week early early in the morning (obvy safe distance). I think they must meander through my landscaping during the night because my dog is really onto some scent in those beds. Those babies were the most darling little Le Pews ever. I never thought about how cute little skunklets were before...who knew?

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 10:24 AM

haha! oh but they're so cute!

Stephanie S.
 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 10:28 AM

The skunks in my sister's yard neatly roll up the moss every night to eat the bugs underneath.
Please be careful with wild skunks though. In Oklahoma, over 50% carry rabies. Destinkified and with proper shots, they make decent pets.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 10:29 AM

Reminds me of the time I took my pup for a walk and encountered a very wide/round blobbish critter.. got closer and realized it was a large family of skunks moving as one entity! Having done the tomato bath routine (multiple times, and to minimal effectiveness, poor pupster), we turned around and as subtly but quickly as we could, walked the other way.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 10:30 AM

arbed, yes! colored skunks. A couple of years ago a guy in Canada was selling pink and lavender ones.

Laurie C
 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 10:31 AM

A mixture of dish soap, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda will react nicely with skunky perfume and get rid of the smell (courtesy of Mythbusters).

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 10:33 AM

...don't forget liberal quantities of dihydrogen monoxide.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 10:46 AM

lots and lots and lots of it!!

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 11:01 AM

Meg, does Phillipe perhaps have a blog where he tells more of the story behind that picture? Or perhaps show more pictures of the scene? I totally want to hear how this came about and what happened next but Phillipe's site seems to only be about his webcomic (which I think I'll read, too, but I was just wondering...)

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 11:08 AM

Ohhhhh, Mannnnnn. That had to suck later! That one in their hands looks wet, I hope they just 'dunked' him and didn't find him drowned.

Colored skunks, Pink? I know they naturally come in different colors, like the traditional colors you see on these little puffikins as well as a speckled black & white pattern. But pink?

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 11:09 AM

I'm a long time lurker but i just had to comment on this :) I had a pet skunk a while back and he was a sweetie. He was tan and white. He loved to follow you around the house and would practically attack you for cantaloupe. If you scared him (accidently, of course) he would turn around and try to spray you but he couldn't. I would then tickle his tail and he would be all confused...not knowing whether to turn away or keep trying to spray me. It was too cute.

He got along pretty well with our cat too...although there seemed to be a little bit of a language barrier. The cat would stick her butt in his face, which in cat language is "come on, big boy" and in skunk language is "i'm about to spray you with a foul liquid" so when she would do that, he would bite her and she would yelp and run off...lol She kept doing it though.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 11:10 AM

I heard that douche is supposed to do the trick too. I remember long long ago when David Letterman still had his dogs Bob & Stan he mentioned the tomato juice thing didn't work & had to go buy douche in the middle of the night. Of course it could have just been a bit.

 |  Sep 13, 2006 at 11:11 AM

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