Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 09:43 PM

SO, though I sat last evening, with water hose at the ready, little Hector the skunk never showed up again. I told my story to my co-worker this morning and she pointed out that a skunk, living in Vancouver, where it rains for approximately seven months out of the year, probably won't be discouraged by a dousing of water.  I can't help but feel she might have a point.

Hector didn't show up tonight either. At least I don't think he did. I was trying to stay awake around  6:30pm, when he ambles by, but I fell asleep on the couch. (Yep, a work day). I say 'amble' and 'wander' a lot because that is what they do on their short, little legs. Skunks have very bad eyesight so they kinda do that very self-involved ambling, where they have their nose to the ground and are really, really minding their own business.

No sketch today but I do have this photo of a funky spider web. I first saw it in the garden nursery and again while I was out walking. It's an upside down dome and the spider sits upside down on the top...or...errr bottom...or wherever she thinks she is. I call them 'Tina Turner Thunderdome Spiders'.


Sunny today
High +22
Lo +12

You will never believe this!  I just received a phone call from that very co-worker. She called to say that she was involved in a near catastrophe. She was chatting with her daughters when she looked down to find a baby skunk had wandered into the place and was at her feet near the chair. Not only that, but the neighbourhood cat had followed it inside. They managed to get both animals back out the patio doors but they were all quite shaken. Can you imagine having a spraying skunk inside your home?  It was bad enough when Maggie got sprayed out in the garden and it took weeks to get the smell out of the place and out of her fur. I couldn't imagine a cat chasing a skunk who is spraying defensively all over you, your family and your belongings. Yeesh!