Life is like a skunk Proverbs 23:12 Philippians 4:19

Proverbs 23:12 (NLT)
12 Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.

Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
19. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

There are two types of dogs: The ones that get skunked once and those that get skunked many, many times. I guess we’ll find out what kind we have. We have two rescues – one is a Plott Hound, the other is a mix of sheppard and hound we think. The Plott is very stubborn and is also a human trapped in a dog’s body. He’s also bred for hunting bear and boar, so his stubbornness has an edge to it. The mix is the personification of ADHD (at nine months, to be expected I guess, and an attention span measured in nanoseconds along with an energy level of a terrier makes life interesting. Puppies are soooooo cute though! Beware of what puppies turn into.). They were going ape dung last night after we’d gone to sleep. Usually, (Bob) Dylan will settle down after a bit, but not last night. Last time they did this it was coyotes and the two dogs chased them off. Figuring it was a deer or coyotes again, we let them out before Dylan went through the sliding glass door. It’s funny to see a paw print 7’ off the floor. The dog wanted out.

Life is like a skunk. You can perfume a skunk up, but it’s still a skunk. Skunks are really kinda cute if it wasn’t for the smell. Smart, they waddle, eat most anything, and are kinda pretty too. But the stink! There’s so much good going on, but the stink! Oh, the stink!

Life is like a skunk that way. Very cool, but the stink! So my good going on, but the stink! There’s really only one way to remove the stink of life and it’s the love of Christ. If we commit ourselves to instruction and learn His ways, we can remove the stink gland. He will provide for us our every need – not our wants, but certainly our needs.

I don’t know if Dylan is a serial skunker. I guess we’ll find out tonight. Easton (hey, they had names from the shelter that were worse – we did the best we could. I’ve always wanted to name a dog Gopee or Peeve) caught the stink and as bad as he wanted the skunk, he didn’t want the stink. Good dog.

If you’re tired of the stink, quit chasing the skunk.

PS Dish soap, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mixed up to a thick liquid and rubbed in the dogs coat, then rinsed out, really kills the skunk stink 100% right now.

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