Well, the good news is that sweet pea hasn't been skunked in over two weeks. The not great news is that she found another way to stink herself up and rolled in poo yesterday, but luckily I had my de-skunking supplies handy (learning from my mistakes). I'll tell you one thing for sure, sweet pea recognizes them and she took off and hid the minute I touched the shampoo bottle.
Life is so slow over the summer. It gives me extra time to think and I am ending up sadder than usual. I guess the distractions of every day busy school world were a better head place for me to be. I wish I could get a job. I wish I wasn't both legitimately frightened of meeting a menagerie of ferocious animals walking in the woods here/overwhelmed by the bugginess of it all/experiencing this rotating pain between my ankle/back/hips. I'm feeling especially bad about letting myself get completely out of shape.
Poor sweet pea is getting about half of her usual walk time and I noticed that when I walk on the quiet street which is mostly wooded she stays on the streets with me and doesn't go running off into the woods. She'll be so happy when it's time to go back to new town.