So Murphy and I were out for a walk. We had just started down the multi-purpose path near us, and we spotted a skunk by a tree. WHOA! Of course, Murphy went nuts, but then I noticed the skunk was NOT well. I stopped to take a picture which didn't turn out, and a couple of joggers passed me and mentioned that the skunk didn't look well. OK -- so it wasn't just me. How does a skunk not look well? When they are having a seizure -- that's how!
I stopped and called Animal Services. Good grief -- my second time in a couple of months. Yep -- they would send someone to pick it up.
Murphy and I walked up the path for a couple of blocks and then turned around and walked back down. I was NOT walking on the sidewalks yesterday -- they were treacherous. By the time we got back to that corner, the Animal Services van was there. As I approached, the officer approached the skunk with a cage and quickly walked away with the cage. I'm guessing the animal was so sick that it didn't budge, and she just used her foot to nudge it in the cage.
OK -- so the area was pretty smelly with the skunk smell, and I wondered how she would deal with that in the van. AHA -- there's a little platform on the back of the van, and she strapped the cage onto the platform. So the smelly skunk got to ride outside. I'm sure he's long gone by now, but the way he was acting made me think of distemper or rabies, and we don't want that in our yard.
|The skunk gets a ride on the back of the van|
|Blocks for Wanderers Wife quilt|
|New courthouse step blocks|
|Old courthouse step blocks|
|Square in a square|
|More square in a square|
|And one final square in a square|
|Scrappy green hexagon quilt|
|Backing and binding are done|
|Two more hourglass blocks|
|Facing the wall|