• http://hurricaneamy.blogspot.com/ A Is For Amy

    And here I thought he was going to ask for a kidney…


  • http://www.svrspy.blogspot.com Scarlet

    i LOVE your dad, that is hilarious.

  • http://melinor.blogspot.com MelanieinOrygun

    So is Jon going to do it? This is the burning question…

  • http://bloomingyou.typepad.com bloomingyou

    OH man…. so did Jon help with the skunk???

    I so don’t even want to think about the skunk stink. It was bad enough driving through the stench of one that someone creamed on Friday night.

  • khazzy

    Priceless… Hugzs!!

  • http://www.biggestapple.net BigA

    So what’s the problem – was the skunk gay?

  • http://texas2tennessee.blogspot.com wannabemae

    I applaud your writing…nicely done. FYI, if you don’t want your husband smelling like marinara sauce heavily laden with garlic, call the exterminator now!

  • http://www.sixuntilme.com Six Until Me

    Was the skunk homosexual?

  • http://www.asmalltowngirl.com Ang

    You have to give us the rest of the story…complete with video and/or pictures! How funny.

  • http://beldabelda.blogspot.com belda

    I love the picture of the day. Love love love.

  • http://www.dooce.com/ deannie

    You got me. This was so funny. Hug that Dad of yours…uh, you know, after Jon has gotten rid of that little stinker…

  • http://www.hamiltonfamilycircus.blogspot.com Heather

    ROFL!! That is hysterical!! Tell him tomato juice, I don’t know if it will help, but he has to preserve the inheritance!! Actually I have heard that if they can’t see they won’t spray you, but I think I’d be calling animal control before I tested that theory!!

  • http://www.hippestkid.com/ Be Still

    Now there is an idea… Crocs Hip-waders. Great for fly fishing and nuisance animal wrangling.

    I imagine these newfangled Crocs wouldn’t have the little holes that let the smelliness out, or in this case, in!

  • Candice

    I think I love your dad. He seems like a hugger. Does he like hugs? I’ll bet that he likes hugs.

    If I ever met your father, do you think he would let me hug him? More importantly, do you think he would initiate the hug? That would be really sweet.

    (I’ve just said the word “hug” so many times, it’s lost all meaning to me)

  • dragonbec

    Could he sneak up to the window well and set a ladder into it or something so the skunk would climb out on its own? (as opposed to joining it in the well and pretty much ensuring an odorific ending)

  • http://spaces.msn.com/members/beachgalshideaway Beachgal

    Hilarious. Hopefully we will get an update as to the success of the mission. If I understand what a window well is, how the heck does a skunk get in there? Maybe I just don’t get what a window well is. Pictures?

  • http://plazajen.blogspot.com Jennifer in Kansas City

    Well, stock up on tomato juice if he gets sprayed. I’m sure you’ll have him wear his Crocs into battle!

    What a relief – just a skunk! :)

  • http://www.poopandboogies.com William

    Pepe Le Pue is the king of Love.

  • http://www.subtleglow.com Lily

    In some ways, it could have been so much worse.

    And then, in other ways, sort of not.

  • Kelly

    That’s kind of like how my dad and I have an unspoken agreement to never discuss the current President. And when I mistakenly let something political fly out of my mouth, I immediately gasp and try to make myself disappear.

  • http://mainelymadge.typepad.com madge

    Perhaps it’s your Dad’s way of secretly sticking it to Jon for bringing up the Gays…?

    I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’.

  • sasha

    The clogs are odor resistant, right?

  • http://www.eighthourlunch.com Eight Hour Lunch

    Oh man. That tone! I can totally hear my dad using it.

    “Doug”–with two syllables and *very* serious. “I think you’re old enough to learn about sex now…you see, your mother and I…”


  • http://oviedochickens.blogspot.com Fidget

    just be glad it’s only a skunk.. last time we recieved one of those call my husband ended up waist deep in a murky pond with raw chicken searching for a dog eating gator…. ps i adore how your mind flickered to worst case scenario mode, i do a similar thing


    PLEASE photo document the skunk removal project


    you might want to google teh recipe for remove skunk stink before said project begins

  • kidsmom

    Pa dum dum!

    Well done, Heather.

  • http://badmetaphor.net/blog/ karenology

    Oh boy. He may have stuck with you through your work-firing-fiasco, your post-partum depression and the clogs incident, but now you KNOW he’s a keeper. God speed, and remember to pick up some tomato juice from the store.

  • http://indigosarah.livejournal.com indigosarah

    What in the world is a window well?

  • Wonked

    I think Jon’s action item out of all of this should be to show up on your dad’s doorstep with a boombox blaring some old-school Meatloaf:

    “I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that.”

    That’s what my girlfriend did to me once when I asked to have anal sex with her. It worked too – nothing bogarts a boner like meatloaf…

  • http://sporky.net mathew

    now you know the proper answer to that question:

    “he loves you, just not in that way”

  • http://maisondangereuse.blogspot.com Brad Martin

    All my dad ever asks for is help fixing his computer. We live in the South; there should definitely be some variation on the trapped animal help theme between him and I. I feel gypped.

  • http://www.mom2bella.blogspot.com crimini7403

    Now I see where Leta gets her amazing manipulation skills. Or shall I say, negotiation? Nah. Too nice. Thanks for the giggle!

  • http://chaithere.blogspot.com AndreaBT

    I’m loving your dad’s approach…he knew *exactly* what you would be thinking if he started asking you if Jon REALLY liked him. A skunk on the porch? Is THAT all? Of course he’ll help you, Dad!!! ;)

  • http://islaygirl.typepad.com islaygirl

    wait, was he serious or was he just winding you up?

  • Jilly Willy

    Please some pictures any pictures would be great!

  • http://therambleroom.blogspot.com Hemlock

    I too was all worried about how this was going to end up.

    Glad to hear it’s only the removal of an odourous rodent. Very glad.

    Looking forward to reading Part Two.

  • http://misha-pooh.blogspot.com Mish

    does jon love you enough to forgive you for offering his services w/o his consent?

    of course :)

  • June

    Your dad is so funny! Love it!

    But seriously, doesn’t the municipal gov’t have animal control?

  • http://www.annenahm.com anne nahm

    There’s some joke in there about the love between two men so great that it will cause one to wrestle a skunk, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.

  • http://therambleroom.blogspot.com Hemlock

    PS – Tell him to cover the skunk’s eyes. They don’t tend to spray what they can’t see. (A fact I learned while interviewing for a Rabies Tech position!!)

    OK, leaving now.

  • http://amblus.diaryland.com Amblus

    Wow, your dad is a PRO-fessional. I think he gave my mom emotional blackmail lessons. Dang, he’s good.

  • http://wendymacblogs.blogspot.com Wendy Mac

    Yep, nothing like skunk-wrestling to prove your devotion…

  • Kristin

    So…..did he help get the skunk out???? I’m waiting on pins and needles to hear Part II of “Skunk in the Window Well”.

  • scientryst

    Payback’s a bitch.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/gooooder Goooder



    was he serious and if so, did jon go get it out??

  • http://www.monkeythoughts.com monkey

    That is classic.

  • http://www.pixie-powered.blogspot.com PixieMegh

    FYI for those like me who didn’t know what a window well was…

    A well dug outside of a below-grade window, commonly a basement window, to allow it to operate.

    I work in construction… thusly I had access to a construction dictionary. ;)

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  • http://prozac-mommy.blogspot.com Mack’sMom

    Is this to say that your dad would be there in a split second in the case of say, a beach towel was stuck in your sewer system and your neigborhood was now spewing pooh?

  • shannon

    you got it on video, right?!

  • http://earthmamagoddess.blogspot.com Deb

    You KILL me…..I kept thinking wow, she is so brave to write about this as I read along….so sweet and vulnerable….I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN!!!

    Now we see where ya get it!