Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stinkin' babies!

If you've been following The Skunk Saga of 2009, this will make much more sense to you.

Last night, as I lay on the cold tile, ear pressed to the air duct vent listening to hungry whining baby skunks, I couldn't hold back the moisture in my eyes. John looked at me with the I'm-a-man-so-I'm-not-even-going-to-TRY-to-figure-you-out gaze and patted my shoulder.

"It's going to be ok. We'll just wait until we don't hear the whining anymore, then we'll know."

Know. Know what? That we let living breathing creatures, albeit stinky, starve to death right before our ears?

It was our fault they didn't have their Mamma. Although, in our defense, we didn't know she had babies in there when we had her trapped, carried off into the woods, and released back into the wild.

Despite the stress these little Stinkers have caused this week, I was NOT going to listen to them, literally, die of starvation. Besides once they die, we would have no way, other than the stink, of finding them under the crawl space tarp.

So, we had The Skunk Dude come out again. He reluctantly went into the dark, moist, scary crawl space and heroically rescued the babies.

They will be donated to a local lady who rehabilitates injured or young wild animals and releases them back into their natural habitat. long as it's not OUR house!


Rebecca said...

I think it's sweet that you insisted on rescuing the babies. You have a true heart for living creatures. Even if they try to stink up your house.

CJAlabama said...

Well, I figure, my family stinks up my house and I still have a heart for them. You know, with one still in diapers, one who poots all the time, and another who leaves smelly socks for me to wash and all. You figure out which is which.

Chris said...

wow you are a better woman than i! have you gotten the smell out yet?

CJAlabama said...

I've gotten the worst of the smell out. I can still smell it, but apparently nobody else can. I'm still going to have the carpets cleaned and re-wash EVERYTHING in my house just to make sure.

Queen Mumma said...

aaawwwww! I would have totally rescued them too. They are just innocent babies.

CJAlabama said...

I was totally thrown back when I became so emotional about those littl stinkers. But, I just couldn't imagine leaving them to die alone under there.

MSW said...

I am so sorry you have been dealing with all this! I totally get where you're coming from about the baby skunks. I could not have just let them starve either.

CJAlabama said...

Thanks, it was a very LONG week!