Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thoughts - August 10, 2016

"What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself." - Abraham Lincoln
Well, yes.....we will know them by their fruits, I reckon! I actually like skunks in a broad way. They are quite handsome and apparently have some redeeming qualities. My fine friend Ray Dietz had a pet skunk back in the 1940s, found as a baby in a field he was haying. He writes stories of their years together, the skunk's intelligence and amiable nature. But most of us think of waking in the night, the horrific mouth watering odor outside our window...the washing of the dog in peroxide, baking soda, and blue Dawn detergent....I often marvel at biology and the various methods used to repel those who may harm us. One has to admit, the skunk's way is more than ingenious! - Beth Almond Ford

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