Skunks As Pets? Ohio Woman Says Yes, Indeedhttp://www.peoplepets.com/news/strange/skunks-as-pets-ohio-woman-says-yes-indeed/1
Some of us are dog people. Some of us like cats, horses, birds -- even pigs. Deborah Cipriani, 51, loves skunks. Yes, skunks -- as in black and white, Pepé Le Pew, back-off-or-I'm-going-to-spray-you-with-fumes-so-noxious-it'll-make-your-head-spin skunks. But Cipriani will tell you that skunks come in a wide array of colors, not just black and white, and that keeping them as pets is no different than having a cat or dog to love. Every morning, Cipriani rises at 6 a.m. to feed her pet skunks before leaving for work. "I have an office job that supports my skunk habit," she jokes. Cipriani politely declines to reveal exactly how many skunks she currently has, but will say that she has 40 to 50 litter boxes strewn around her house that she cleans twice a day. It takes close to an hour to feed each of her skunks a breakfast of 1/3 to 1/4 cup of frozen vegetables and their supplements. At night she feeds them holistic dog food mixed with an array of fresh vegetables, fruit, chicken, yogurt, cottage cheese or cereal. "Between the food and the supplements, it costs about $600 a month," Cipriani tells PEOPLEPets.com. "You have to feed skunks the right diet, including calcium, or else they'll lose bone density and start crawling."
licks and sniffs to all my pals Sasha
p.s. Mommy is feeling a little "under the weather" so she won't be doing my tailgate recipe post this weekend. I think"under the weather" means that she keeps running to the potty and staying in there forever and I don't want to be"under the weather". I will take care of her that is if she ever comes out .
1. Baths are cruel and unusual punishment, plus I knkow that you could never be stinky!
2. Umm, that skunk woman is nutty!
3. I hope you mom person feels better!
OH MY skunks... what a brave lady and a little cookey!
Hope your mom feels better Sasha, give her a big kiss!
xo martine & the kiddlets
No khrazier than having khats, right?
Sorry your mom is - well - you know!
That woman sounds like a hoarder and also crazy.
Hope your Mama feels better soon...it will give you time to find a good hiding place!! But don't neglect your Mama while you are looking...be sneaky!!
Mom doesn't like skunks. Stinky pets..
We sure hope mom gets better soon. She can't miss the Badger game..
Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie
Sasha the nerve of some pawrents!
Benny & Lily
Some people are crazy! :)
We are sendin' your momma all of the furry good thoughts we can think of cuz we have seen our momma do that and it makes fur a PURRty dull time around our house, PURRty dull.
Guess that being a crazy dog person isn't so bad after all, considering this.... One skunk, you eccentric; more than 10 skunks = weirdo!!!!!
Brutus the Frenchie
We bet that lady's skunks have all been fixed, and we don't mean spayed or neutered. Could you put a comment on our blog with Mollie &n Bobo's blog address so we can go look at it? We hope that your mom feels better soon and is on top of the weather instead of under it.
Maybe a little shower would be easier??? I would not trust any skunk at all! And please take good care of mommy!!!
Skunks. Phew. :)
I really hope she has had them de-scented (?), can you imagine visiting this woman? Very strange.
Sasha, take good care of you mom and give her a hug for me and Miss Cindi.
Hugs & Purrs,
Judy and Miss Cindi
Skunk lady? That is something we have never seen before. Oh my.
I hope mom gets better soon. Maybe she is getting rid of the bad cooties in the bathroom.
Sasha, I am sure you never stink..you are much to pretty to do that! Please take extra good care of your mom and give her a smooch for me!! hugs and wags, mistaya
I'm a bit disturbed that I have a similar diet to the skunks. I stink too. Maybe I should hang out over there.
feel better mom...
Ummmm that's just plain scary. bol
Lots of Licks--
Oak and Swis
I not really sure what to make of the skunk lady. She seems really odd, and she won't say how many she has. I hope your Mommy feels better.
Hmmm... wonder if she's married. Mommy thinks more than 3 would be excessive. I'm glad she prefers me!
Is that woman out of her mind? I hope she has them d-skunked first?
Sorry about all the potty breaks! Tell mommy that Star sends her sympathy!
Mommy hopes she gets better too, she luvs your mommy's tailgate parties!
And thanks for the T.P. tip that was pretty cute but knowing Star, it could happen.
Well,some people can't get enough of Skunks,glad it's only you at home.I think you'll love the fountain(HOSE)outside in the yard,that should make you smell better.
Hope mom gets better soon.
OH MY! I'll get my mask first before I comment...I can't breath LOL!
Hi Sasha, we love your new header pic - sassy Sasha right enough!
Sorry your mom isn't feeling well - we hope she is all better soon. Perhaps she ate something nasty.
We don't think you are smelly at all - it is a human obsession - dogs are NOT smelly!!!
love you lots
Martha & Bailey xxxx
First, let us say we hope your Mom feels better soon - we know firsthand what it's like to have to care for Moms.
That skunk lady is "one of a kind" - 40 to 50 litter boxes - yuck!! She needs to train them to go outside like we do.
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java
Sasha, our Mom said that she can't possibly imagine how an adorable girl like yourself could ever stink. She doesn't believe it for one second! Baths aren't all that bad though. We actually enjoy that scrumptious warm water all over. That is a very interesting story about the lady with the skunks. And we are sorry that your Mom is feeling sick. We hope she feels better soon.
Sure hope your mom feels better soon.
As for the skunks...well, naturally the woman lives in Ohio!
Actually, a mother skunk was killed on the road by the barn where I keep my horse. A nice couple (who also have horses at my barn) took the skunk babies home.
Their cat had kittens and nursed the skunk babies too...it was awesome to see!
And, I'm sure you don't need a bath Sasha. A little dry shampoo maybe!!!
Our Momster is always worried about a skunk finding TD outside at night.
Hope your Mom feels better soon.
woos, the OP Pack
so sorry dear friend, hope everything will be fine soon!
purrs and love
Oh my.... oh my oh my oh my.... don't really know what to say cept Im glad Ihave ginger :)
That is stinky... not us!
I hope your mom feels better soon!
Kisses and hugs
Look after mom so she can get better quickly. I'm sure you don't stink, I think mom's nose is just a little too sensitive.
Thank goodness we don't have any of those here in SA! So...did you get your bath, Sasha?
We are sending lots of good wishes for your Mom to get better soon.
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA
"Skunk habbit" Funny!
We don't get skunks in England so I don't kno wat they smell like but if it is enything like sum ov Daddy's shooz they must be very stinky indeed!
Yor Ma shud not call yu stinky. Wen my sister calls me that Mummy tells her off an sez it's not nice to say that. So thare.
Enyway I agree wiv Oskar abuv- barths ar a very crool an unnyewzal punishment. I havent had wun since 2004.
PS hope yor Ma gets better soon. Nose hugs!
I am a dog lover as well. I love your blog.Please come checkout mine and me what you think.
awwh we hope your mommy gets better very very soon.. give her kisses from the two of us
Mommy is back from her trip to the United States which means that we are back to blogging and catching up with our pals. we missed you guys so much
Seems the Skunks and I employ the same chef and ermmm...have the same whiff about us!!
Wiry wags n kisses Eric xx
Hope your Mom is feline better?
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