Monday, July 23, 2012

In The Nick Of Time

Last night my regular spot where l go to after work (Lowes) to use the internet and let the cats out was occupied by a tow truck driver, so l headed on over to my new daytime spots by Dave & Busters. 

I like the Dave & Buster’s spot because it is around the back of their building, it is shaded by trees, and l can use all the help l can get this summer to keep the van cool for me and the cats, there is also free internet from the Marriott next door, the signal is weaker then Lowes, but what do you want for free?

I got there around midnight, and at two am, l called the cats in to move to the Wal-Mart parking lot.  Just after l got Tommy and Charlie in l noticed about 30 feet from the van a little black critter with a bushy.  I thought it was a bit strange that a squirrel would be out at that time.  As it started to move towards the van, with all three of us staring at it, l realized it was a baby skunk and it was moving closer.

I don’t think l have ever jumped into the driver’s seat so quick.  The skunk was only seven feet away as l started the van, its tail went up as l startled it when l started the engine…..We got away safely, thank goodness. 

I’m so glad that l called the cats in when l did.  I couldn’t imagine having to spend the night with two cats that were sprayed by a skunk in a living space smaller then most people’s bathrooms.


  1. OMG were you lucky!!! Baby skunk and maybe mama skunk near by. Woah. Good thing you have cats that listen to your call. How did you do that?

  2. Michelle; How do l get them to come when l call or whistle? I started when they were young. I would call them in the house and when they came l would give them a treat and lots of pats.

    Then slowly l would stop giving them treats everytime, but still possitivly enforce their listening to my command. Now they mostly come when l call.

    They are good cats.

    And so glad the Mama skunk wasn't around.....

  3. Very cool something to think about.