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Out of the Blue

Did you know that skunks can be active in the winter? I sure didn't, until today at least. The dogs were out as I made the coffee this morning when they began barking, something they don't usually do at the crack of dawn. I called them back in, but they were clearly agitated, and Hudson the wonder dog was in full-on war mode, barking at the back fence (apologies to sleeping neighbors) and resisting my recall. Then I caught a whiff of the skunk spray, and knew just what happened, but thankfully, it seems the skunk was safely in the other yard when my guys encountered him, because nobody actually got spray on them, a lucky outcome to be sure. After I got the dogs inside I spotted Mr. Smelly in front of the house, by far the biggest looking skunk I had ever seen (though much of that was likely winter coat), waddling down the street, clearly put off by his encounter with unbridled canine aggression. Hopefully he found he way back home without getting hit by a car.

Today is Ash Wednesday. I don't think it's supposed to be "happy" Ash Wednesday, so good luck to those fasting or doing other forms of penance.

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17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2013, 17:40 Cutter
 
Yeah, cash is king, man. A man's credit is never as good as his cash. In god we trust, all others pay cash, etc. etc.

And yeah, that boggles my mind they're cutting wrestling. It's been a mainstay of the Olympics since the get go! No, it's far more important they keep the really tough sports like golf, ping pong, and badminton! And clearly 75 different gymnastic competitions aren't enough! Yes, we need more chicks twirling ribbons and tossing balls around as they dance.
 
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