Aliza’s Welcomed Chili and a Doggy HORROR STORY!




Hi everyone!

Before I begin, have you all downloaded my FREE Take Back the Kitchen iPhone App yet from the iStore? It will make shopping for ingredients much easier which will allow you to overcome the obstacles to shopping and cooking!!! Please download and give it a good rating if you like it. Here’s the link:

So, doesn’t Aliza’s chili look delicious?

Well, Her chili is what I used to lure you to my cooking blog!  Aliza gave me some of her homemade chili which allowed me to eat a delicious, nutritious and relaxing lunch during the post traumatic session I am about to describe. Thank you, Aliza!

The truth is , I really want to share a recipe for de-skunking a dog with you but some readers get annoyed when I talk about unseemly things like lice and skunks on this blog. These bumps in the road of life  are a part of life, however so we must share our knowledge of how to deal with them, as ugly as it may be.

I really need to share this recipe because it saved me. Here is where it all began:

My dog is a nightmare. He is a Beagle. He escapes all the time by climbing my fence. Last night he escaped and got sprayed by a skunk. What a FUNK!!!!! Smelled like a chemical factory exploded.

I am from NYC and all I know about skunk baths are what I learned from the Partridge family when Danny had to take a bath or bathe his dog in tomato juice after getting sprayed.

Well, thank goodness my husband’s cousin is a vet so I called her. She insisted I wear gloves and bathe him in Massengil Vinegar and Water douche and tomatoe juice.

I was all alone however with the 4 kids so could not get a hold of those ingredients (nor would I want to ever be caught dead buying a douche!). I went on line and found the recipe that saved me. I threw him in the shower with me and bathed him in:

Deskunk bath Solution:

one quart peroxide

1/4 cup baking soda

1 tsp liquid soap

Mix all ingredients together and pour 1/2 of  it over the dog  for 2 separate baths. Rub it into the fur with a washcloh and your gloved hands. get NOTHING on your clothes that touched the dog!

For the 3rd and final bath, wash him/her with doggy shampoo , rinse and dry off.

Now, please convince me why I should keep this dog?????????


8 Responses

  1. Because he is so precious, we have a beagle, and we feel your pain. They are so much fun and get into so much trouble, yet a joy to have. 😛

  2. Great blog, Alma! I, too, would’ve tried the nasty mess of a Partridge Family tomato bath 🙂 . Now you have given us a real solution, and I will share with all my dog-owning friends and family. Hope I never actually have to USE it!!!

  3. I had to post this funny comment that Corey sent me privately!:

    Is there a way to comment on the blog using the iPhone app?

    If so I would have asked this publicly; I’m dying to know whether or not all that peroxide turned you Beagle blond? – C.

    PS- I once bleached my hair- aiming for a Billy Idol kind of look. I ended up looking like Bob Barker.

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