Freyja vs. Pepe-Freyja Evens the Score

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Some of you will remember a few months ago when Freyja lost a battle with Pepe Le Pew.  Last night Freyja evened the score at Pepe 1 Freyja 1.

About 4:45 in the morning Freyja put her nose on mine and then went to the door and scratched to go outside.  This is normal for her, as she usually wants out at least once during the night.  So I arose from my slumber, staggered to the door, walked through the garage, and let her outside.  Nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

By the time I made it back inside the house I smelled the unmistakable smell of Pepe Le Pew began to fill the house.  Remebering her last encounter I said "Oh ****" and rushed back through the garage.  I opened the door and almost gagged on the toxic skunk smell.  I just knew Freyja had been sprayed again.  I called her but she did not immediately return, she'd only been out about 45 seconds or so.  I went back into the house for a breath of semi-breathable air and again went back through the garage, opened the door and called Freyja through the odor.  This time she came running into the garage.

I waited for an even stronger smell to hit my nose but it never did.  I watched Freyja for a few seconds and didn't see any signs of discomfort other than her not liking the odor that filled the garage.  I told her to sit and she quickly obeyed, again showing no signs of disturbance.  Finally I got the nerve up to lower my nore to the top of her head.  Low and behold all I smelled was that wonderful Doberman smell.  Well, she at least hadn't been sprayed in the face like last time.  I got brave and smelled around her neck, still nothing but lovely Doberman smell.  Finally I moved down to her back.  Again no skunk smell.  Man was I relieved.

We went back inside and Freyja jumped up on the couch.  I went up to her and just gave her a big hug.  I was so happy that she had come out on top in this battle against Pepe.  I just hope it's a long time until she has round 3.

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Oh jeez what a wake-up call!!

But where is Pepe?? Is he hunkered down somewhere in your garage.??

We're all waiting for the continuing saga of Freyja vs. Pepe Le Pew

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Best I can tell Pepe was waiting at the door for her to come out.  He must have sprayed just seconds after she ran out the door, but her superior Dobie speed must have caused him to miss her this time.  At least she learned not to get too close to him and to use that Dobie speed to avoid the spray.

The smell in the garage was strong enough I did wonder if Pepe was indeed in there, at least until I opened the outside door, whoa.  At that point it was all I could do to stick my head out and call her in.  I didn't dare keep it open too long for fear that Pepe, not Freyja would come running in, remember I don't see well and wouldn't see him until he was already in.

I haven't noticed a white streak on Freyja's back like the cat in the cartoon.  Perhaps Pepe sees one? 

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HAHA,  Go Freyja!   That is truly a horrible horrible smell that just does not go away.  At least she didn't come running right back at the little guy and get it on the 2nd spray...haha smart girl indeed.

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Thank goodness!! Nothing is worse than being skunked, or having your dog skunked.  I used to have people drop Pepe's minions poor handiwork off at the hospitals for ME to try and deskunk.

Freyja is a smart girl.  Fool her once, but not twice.. or however that saying goes.  

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My dad's great dane, Gordy, would chase the skunk around the yard and get sprayed two or three times. One time, he got that mean old skunk, and brought it inside!!! Gordy had a trip to the de-skunking tub in the back yard.

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Freja's dad, sounds like your girl gave that skunk a run for his money!  Good for her and what a relief. Our kids are so smart; she must have figured out how to outsmart that skunk and avoid his spray.  I had to laugh when you shared about burying your nose in Freja and smelling her.  I do the same thing with Ginger and love to bury my nose in her fur and take a deep whiff. She is so soft and she doesn't have any smell other than luscious.  I always tell people, "I know what soft smells like!" 

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Gingersmommy, I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that.  I too love to hug her and bury my nose in her neck.  Most dogs have that "doggy odor" but Freyja actually smells good.  When she was a puppy our vet told us not to bathe her very often so she only gets a bath every couple of months or so.  Yet she smells great.  All this writing about it has me wanting to get another big sniff of Doberman

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Princess likes to get up in my lap, but instead of laying down, she sits, facing to my right, with her rump on my left thigh and her front paws on the right arm of the chair. Then she leans into me, laying her hear on my right shoulder.

She has a very neutral odor and very soft fur. What is amazing to me is that I though she last had a bath last fall. I do not bathe her, she usually gets one at the vets after being boarded. Now the last time she was boarded and had a bath was the last of this past April (2010).

I have never had a Doberman that had a really bad DO (Doggy Odor) problem. I think it's because of the short hair. Long hair dogs can really get stinky.

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How funny is this I clicked into this because my chihuahua is named Pepe Le Peu,

tomato juice kills the odor of skunks, so if your dog does get sprayed you can bathe them in straight tomato juice.  We had to do this several times at the animal hospital - shooooweeeee