Friday, August 31, 2007

Glamour Skunk

We have one skunk left at the store, I'm hoping the owner keeps her. She has been named "Squirt", despite being de-scented.

Every day in the afternoon I take her from her cage and snuggle her for an hour or two. She's usually pretty sleepy about that time and is very pliable. Yesterday she napped in the toy dog-bed on the counter while I ran the register. It was pretty fun to have customers place something on the counter and jump when they realized she was real and not battery-operated.

Skunk fur is much softer than it looks, I initially expected it to be wiry and somewhat coarse, but it is very thick and lush. When she is in her relaxed state, she is very happy to be stroked and scratched behind the ears. When she is hungry, she is on the prowl and a little sharp and pointy in the teeth department.

Since the store was slow and Squirt was amiable, we took the opportunity to "pimp her out."

A leopard-print bow in her hair and a faux-pearl necklace made her a very fashionable picture, indeed.

Scott has told me that I cannot bring home a skunk, and I know she wouldn't get along with the cats, but I love her none the less.

7 comments:

Jill said...

She is kinda cute. In a dark-and-scary-night, rat-like kinda way.

ReesePie said...

She's even cuter once you snuggle her. :)

Ninja Of The Mundane said...

But are they domesticated? Do they WANT to be snuggled?

ReesePie said...

She loves it. And me.

Bananas said...

Ok, I have to say that she is totally cute. I wonder if people who are allergic to cats and dogs (ME) would also be allergic to skunks?

Angela said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Hope it's a great one. Here's to a long life of skunk happiness.

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