There was supposed to be fun content on the blog today. There will not be content on the blog today.
I went to bed around 11:00 pm, but Gordon, knee deep in Starfield, stayed up too late. Although I let the dogs out before I went to bed and stayed out there with them, because the back yard is large and country dark, somehow they conned him into letting them out before he went to bed.
I wake up, groggy and tired, to the worst stench. I’m thinking, “Oh no, one of the dogs had a horrible accident.” Then it dawns on me that no, no accident on earth would produce this kind of odor. And then I realize that Gordon is in the bathroom with water running.
I walk into the bathroom, noting that the air purifier’s odor indicator has turned red, and it’s like a movie. Everyone freezes, the two dogs are in the tub, and Gordon, mostly naked, is holding a bottle of Dawn dish detergent.
Gordon says, “I’m sorry, babe.”
I turn right around, stumble my way across the house to the laundry room, locate the emergency bottle I had stashed there just for this occasion and come back.
Gordon asks, “What is this?”
And I have my tiny moment of triumph, because I have a bottle of Skunk Off.
I sprayed the dogs and it worked. It worked like a charm. They are still a little bit stinky, but not bad enough to not be allowed on the couch. I’m typing this as the two of them are laying on their pillows on both sides of me and I can’t smell anything.
Unfortunately, we have a whole load of towels to do and then another load of dog pillows, and I sprayed everything with Skunk Off, which is supposed to work on fabrics. After we washed the dogs, I couldn’t fall asleep. I sleep like a log but if you wake me up, getting back to sleep is really hard. So I read way too many Webcomics, eventually passed out I don’t know when, and now I am finally up drinking coffee instead of tea.
As my own boss, I approve my excuse from work for today. Please talk amongst yourselves.