Most people have owned at least one pet in their life. Some, like my family, have owned several. But, what is the strangest pet you have ever owned? I can’t wait to read all your answers, I bet they are going to be interesting. I am going to tell you about Pierre, my pet skunk.
My dad, and his best friend, were out riding around one day and they started to smell that all too familiar smell of a skunk. In a few moments they came up on a dead skunk in the road. I’m sure they did the normal gagging, etc., as they were going past. Johnny Van, my dads friend, looked over on the side of the road, and saw some little baby skunks. The skunk that had gotten run over was the mommy, so they turned around, because they knew that the babies would not survive on the side of the road.They stopped and scooped up the little ones, and put them is a trunk or a tool box. I must have been around 12 or 13 years old when this happened, but I remember them coming home and telling me to come outside and open up the lid. I was a little afraid something was going to jump out, so I lifted the lid slowly. They were adorable, and looked like little kittens. I grabbed one up to cuddle it, and it bit the fire out of my finger. I put it down, none to gently. LolDaddy took them to the veterinarian and had their scent glands, or sacs removed. Then we kept one, and we gave the rest away. Now, let me just say this, I don’t think skunks make good pets. For one thing, they are nocturnal, so it was always sleeping during the day. You would have thought he would have gotten used to us, we fed him and tried to love on him, but nope he never liked us. Every time we picked him up, you could feel him straining, I think he was trying to spray us. Ungrateful little stinker. Lol!
We actually would put him on a leash and walk him, like you do a dog. One weekend, we went to campout at the lake, and Daddy and a bunch of men were playing volleyball. One of my cousins was there and saw me walking Pierre, so he yelled at me to come over. He asked if he could hold him, so I picked Pierre up and handed him over. Of course Pierre immediately started straining like always, but this time he pooped all down my cousins bare chest. Hahaha I still can see him holding Pierre, by the scruff of his neck, off of his chest. He was not a happy camper, but Pierre looked especially pleased with himself. Lol!It is kind of hard to transition from that story to the outfit I have on. Maybe if it was black and white, it would have been easier. But forging right along, I bought this sweater at the outlet mall from the White House Black Market store. It was on their clearance rack, so I only paid $9.99. Here is one that I love the cable knit, but it is longer than mine. My jeans are Rockstar mid-rise skinnies from Old Navy. My jewelry is all in silver. I have on the By The Book bracelets that I have worn since I bought them this fall, and they are back in stock. The short necklace is by Monarch Inspirations, and the longer one is by Premier Jewelry. This ankle boots are old and I bought them at Cato’s, but here and here are two similar pairs that I really like.
Some of you have asked for a tutorial/video of my hair and beauty routine. I am trying to learn how to video with my camera and then edit it on my computer. Until then I will tell you about my favorite moisturizer and cleaner. It is the Philosophy brand, and I use the Purity Made Simple 3-n-1 cleanser. I am slightly allergic, well not allergic, but certain smells give me a headache. I like this because it does not smell and does a great job on my face and mascara. I also use Time in a Bottle and Hope In a Jar. These products are wonderful! I was a little skeptical the first time I purchased them, so I bought a small sample pack that has several of the items. I have reordered all of them in the larger versions. I was looking to reorder the Hope In a Jar on QVC and I found a sampler pack that has 6 pieces. This is a great starter kit if any of you are curious about the brand. I am looking into buying a Rodan and Fields product called Reverse. If any of you have used this, please let me know how it works. At over 175.00, I want a testimony from someone who is not making money from me by selling it to me.
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