I have almost become conditioned to sleep through their nightly howls and barks. But I knew something was up at 3:00 a.m. when all 4 of the dogs were seemingly disturbed and doing some heavy duty barking.
I was debating if I should go and check out the situation. Listening to them I could actually tell it was not their knock down drag out serious, I mean business bark. It was more or less a get the heck out of here bark like they throw at the neighbors dogs when they wander over. Including a few of the same growls as if a barn cat was trying to eat out of their feed bowls just thrown in for good measure. The only reason I moved from my comfy covers was due to their being so close to the house.
Not 2 seconds after I decided to step into my houseshoes, down the hall and open the door did the most ill smelling, foul, disgusting stench fill the house. A SKUNK! The darn dogs had cornered a skunk up close to the house.
"OH GAG" takes on a new meaning and is not even close to how ill the smell can make a person.