Friday, October 26, 2007

Chaos and Confusion

We have been trying to increase Stinkerbell's freedom. Her cage is not large and I do not want her to feel trapped in it or like being in it is a punishment. We feed her in the cage and her litter pan and water dish are there too, but I like to let her run around the house as much as possible.

Last night was her first night getting to stay up all night out of the cage. We got home around 1am, couldn't find her right away and were very tired, so I decided to just let her stay out and see what happened.

This morning I found my yarn bag dumped over and emptied. All the yarn was strewn in the direction of the couch, which is Stinker's favorite thing to hid behind. I had to move the couch to discover the blanket I've been working on - she had dragged the whole thing back there!

Just now when I made her breakfast, she didn't seem too interested and instead disappeared behind the couch again. That's when I heard a rustling noise and some crunching. I pulled the couch out and there she was, her entire front end inside a bag of Doritos. I do not know where she got them, but she was happily munching away.

8 comments:

Atypical California Girl said...

Thanks. The image of your skunk munching Doritos gave me a much needed laugh today.

ReesePie said...

You're very welcome! It gave me a good one too.

Ninja Of The Mundane said...

It was extremely irresponsible of you not to get a picture of that.

Kelsie-lou said...

Ha! I can just imagine her scheming in her little skunk brain that you would never actually NOTICE or KNOW why she was not hungry...or find the evidence. Heehee...

Roxy said...

Very cute....just like having a little kid in the house...eh?

You may have mentioned it somewhere on here..but what is the lifespan for a skunk?

ReesePie said...

15 to 20 years.

Sona said...

Hey - it's doritos - does she need a reason?

moosh in indy. said...

I'm going to make a shirt that says "skunks heart Doritos"
What a conversation piece.