Maximus went outside last night at 10:30 pm to take care of business before bedtime. Usually he goes out and is back barking at the door in about 2 minutes. It is never a good thing when he is gone longer than that. When he came back in, he smelled horrid. Dave said he smelt like Au De Dirty Old Whore. (Gives you a lovely idea of what he smelled like.) We gave him a bath but that didn't seem to be cutting it. He wasn't sprayed by a skunk. We believe he rolled in something that he thought smelled great. We discussed options. I had read that tomato juice and douches get hard to get rid of skunk spray, I thought that should do it. Dave refused to douch the dog. The thought of using douch on the dog just made me giggle.
We ended up bathing him a couple of times with the dog soap. Eventually that did the trick. We had to throw away his collar and the bath towels.
I tell you this dog is more trouble than Marley lately. He has eaten hot chili off the stove, vomited a pile of sticks, and stolen candy from the children and that is just this week.