She’s really the best dog, ever–loyal, playful, and always eager to greet me each time I walk through the door. There’s just one thing that has become a problem over the last months, she’s also very eager to greet skunks who wander into my backyard in the early morning hours.
I’ve lived in my house just under two years and in that time, Scout, my five year old Golden Retriever, has managed to come nose to nose, or nose to tail, with two skunks. The first time, I smelled her before I even saw her. I’d let her out and within minutes the smell of skunk wafted through the house. I walked to the backdoor and saw Scout whimpering with her nose pressed against the glass.