Jump to content

Doggy Perfume choices
*Bad decisions*


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

Many of you would know that I have three lovely dogs and a cat, who is in charge of everyone.

On Sunday, DH and I decided it was time to empty the wading/splashing pool as the holidays were over and we're not playing in it (well, the dogs were, but that's another story).

As with anything that has denied oxygen to the grass underneath, the rotting stench when we lifted to pool and the tarps underneath was eye-watering. sick.gif It was raining though, so we figured it would be de-stunk fairly quickly.

This is true. By Monday morning, the smell had all but disappated. Unfortunately, not before one of my dogs decided that this would be her new perfume of choice.

Unlike her furry partners, who merely sniffed and scratched at the offending place, my middle dog (the one who has the densest, furriest, most difficult coat to clean and groom) decided to roll in it.

When she came indoors, no human would allow her within 10 feet - it was vile. Poor dog looked quite offended and sad - but no way was I touching her fur with THAT on it. She got sprayed with doggy deo, but even that wasn't sufficient to kill off the smell.

You know its bad when she went to her crate (sad and sorry for herself) and both the other dogs left their's, because she smelled so badly. Yes, the labrador (who is generally a fan of interesting smells) couldn't stand her and chose to sleep elsewhere. Even junior Elkhound refused to annoy her, because she smelled so bad.

So, what was I doing at 6:00am on a dark cold and raining Monday morning? Yep - washing the dog.

She smells better now - and has chosen not to attempt to re-apply her perfume. And the rest of her family are very grateful... laugh.gif

Any one else had an encounter of the nose-pegging kind?

#2 la di dah

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

My dog thought a skunk was a kitty (she likes cats...) and tried to give it a good friendly snuffle.  It was dark and my brother who was walking her - on leash - really had thought it was a cat. It was not a cat at all. Fortunately the skunk was a bit dopey and when my brother realized what it was had time to back the stupid dog up and head off determinedly in another direction.

My mom had previously had to wash a skunked dog in tomato juice to get the smell out, and that dog did NOT like baths... she said it looked very much like a murder scene by the time she was done scrubbing a hyperventilating tomato-juiced little mongrel. He was an AGILE little beast too, and he could do backflips when upset.

My mom never forgot the Skunk Incident.

#3 Foogle

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

The Airedale is in love with rotting things and horse poo.  I have never owned a dog so immune to the smell of dead things (and subsequently herself).

Dead spiders ie: big huntsman's - rolls in it

Dead lizards - the little skink type - rolls in it

Dead lizards - the larger ones ie: blue-tongues - rolls in it

The neighbours horses - leaves the horses alone, goes hell for leather to the poo pile - rolls in it

We have fixed the horse poo issue with new gates.  The other roll in things we can't do much about.  She finds them on the acreage.

Needless to say, she finds herself in the shower recess quite a lot.  I've never had this issue with any other dog I've owned and the Springer spaniel - he just thinks she's vile.



#4 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

Can I just say how glad I am that we don't have skunks out here? I know they can become quite tame and friendly (like some of our possums), but I am in awe and terror of the potential smell factor. And I'd hate to try to wash Ursa with tomato juice - that would be all kind of bad. roll2.gif

#5 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

I think we all would have been happier with horse poo as the choice of fragrance.... laugh.gif

#6 HRH Countrymel

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

My sister's dog was very partial to 'Eau de Festering Penguin Carcass' - she would also compliment this delightful scent by drinking some sea water and vomiting it up again on the way home.

#7 la di dah

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

I really like skunks. I've known pet skunks who were friendly little things. But they were de-scented and they STILL smelled like smellier-than-normal ferrets - who don't smell like roses themselves.

And temperment-wise skunks remind me of placid cats, and placid cats don't generally smell like stank-ass ferret. roll2.gif

My other dog found a dead squirrel and not only wanted to play with it but another dog barking at him and he tried to offer it some squirrel as a peaceful gesture. It was REVOLTING but the thing was so freshly road-killed it didn't reek. It was like the worst pinata. But no smell.

I wasn't feeling lucky that day though, I must say.

#8 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

I have visions of Pepe Le Pew running around in my head now.



Mel, I think festering penguin carcass, with that subtle dead fish thing going on, may possibly be the vilest stench anyone is likely to encounter in Australia. Eeeeew, doggy, eeeeew. sick.gif

#9 Romeo Void

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

My Australian Terrier was let off leash at a park.  He disappeared into some long grass and after about a  minute came bouncing out with what looked like clay/mud chunks mashed into the shaggy fur around his neck.  Not mud.  Human feces.  Someone had shat in the grass and dear Basil had decorated himself with brown baubles.  DH had to re attach the lead and walk him home and wash him, I just couldn't bring myself to go anywhere near him.

#10 Paddlepop

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

I've dealt with human excrement on a dog too. Absolutely disgusting. Strange how my father and brother were too busy to wash the dog and it was left to me. I was about 12yo.

The blue stumpy tailed cattle dog had gone for his usual roam across the highway to the rest area opposite our house (I know, naughty owners for letting him roam. 20+ yrs ago, country area, standard dog practice). Overnight camping is allowed there. Clearly someone had been too lazy to walk to the toilets and had instead used the long grass at the edge of the rest area.

It was all over his back and he had clearly rolled in it because it was matted in. I had to wash him two or three times to get it off and get rid of any smell. He was very unimpressed with being bathed and having his new perfume removed. Thankfully he didn't attempt to reapply it. I think that he realised that it wasn't worth it.

#11 eigne

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

My previous GSP loved the beach. He loved running, digging holes, chasing sticks .... and rolling in dead seagulls. Preferably ones that are a little further up the beach than the humans so you 'can't hear' the humans asking you to cease and desist.
I have never come across a more putrid smell. The worst time was when he did it the night before the 8.5 hour drive home. I washed him 3 times before we left and we still had to have all the windows wound down!

#12 tenar

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:35 PM


A large and rotting fish, left on the riverbank by some idiot fisherman (or fisherwoman, I guess).  

The fish had clearly been rotting there for days or maybe weeks.  It was about as big as the puppy.  

Took multiple washes to get it out to the point where she could come inside again.

#13 kadoodle

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

My springer always used to find dead things to roll in.  We lived in Eltham when I was a kid and backed onto bushland, so there were plenty of dead possums, etc... for her to coat herself in.  Then I'd have to wash her and she'd go roll in the sandpit as soon as I rinsed the last of the shampoo off.

#14 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

Can I confess that I feel much better knowing that I'm not the only one with a dog who prefers Eau de Stench.... biggrin.gif

#15 kadoodle

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

I thought all dogs did?  Or have I just known doggy grots?

The "dog rolling in dead, smelly things" is my main reservations about this dog DH and the kids seem to think we'll be getting.

#16 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

Not all dogs.

Buttercup and Anja declined to roll in the pong, despite invesigating it and having ample opportunity.

Buttercup was not impressed at all with Ursa's perfume - she left the room when Ursa lay down next to her (crates are next to each other). Buttercup is a wise and discerning dog.

Anja, well, she's surprised me by not rolling in it!!!!! biggrin.gif

#17 BenevolentDictator

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

I'm sorry but the image of washing a dog in tomato juice  roll2.gif



#18 *Ker*

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:45 PM

Possum pee. My ex's dog decided to chase a possum a tree. Possum was not amused and retaliated by spraying her. She hated baths and the only time I bathed her, she managed to cover ME in flea shampoo. So I wouldn't help the ex bath her lol.


#19 MegzG

Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

away camping one easter with mates, there was all up 7 dogs there including our 2.

called them all to round them up for the 1.5hr drive into town to the pub for dinner, couldnt find our Brittany and the 8 week old kelpie puppy. Found them having an early dinner, dead deer.

so glad i was in the front seat of the car not the back, where the dogs were hanging their heads over the seats trying to lick the people sitting there.

#20 againagain

Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

A gastro nappy he pulled out of the bin  sick.gif  He ate some of it and rolled in it for good measure.

There are not enough of these  sick.gif  faces to explain my disgust! Even after an Aloveen wash and leave in conditioner and deo, plus Greenies and charcoal biscuits for his breath, he still smelled of gastro poo.  sick.gif sick.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler ticket!

Get your free tickets to the Sydney The Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27! Register online for your free ticket now!

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Public welcome outside church for Princess Charlotte's christening

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited well-wishers to see Princess Charlotte outside church in Sandringham on day of her baptism.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

WIN A $500 VISA DEBIT CARD

Are you a parent, or are you planning to be? Tell us what you think and you'll go in the draw to win a $500 gift card!

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Channel 10's Sarah Harris expecting first child

The Studio host Sarah Harris doesn't mind if her first baby is a boy or girl, but she does hope it is born with one thing in particular.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

 

Win $500

WIN A $500 VISA DEBIT CARD

Are you are parent or planning to be? We want to know what you think - let us know and you'll be in the draw to win a $500 gift card.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.