Cotton Candy Farts

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There once was a little girl that wanted a pet, but her mom said, “No.” But she really really wanted one and she asked, “Can I please have a pet pink skunk?” Her mom decided that she could make that happen…That is where I come in.

This little nugget asked me if I could please make her a pet pink skunk, and I thought this could be interesting. I told her yes. I wasn’t sure how accurate of a skunk it would be, but I knew I could make something cute and pink and call it a skunk. She then let me know that it needed to smell good when it lifted up it’s tail. What?!?!? She is a nut!

Her mom picked up a few pink furry fabrics from the craft store and I got to work. I looked a lots of pictures of real skunks and stuffed animal skunks. They are actually pretty stinking cute animal. I don’t think I would want one for a pet though.

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I kind of sketched out what I thought the pieces should look like and then I made a pattern out of newspaper.

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I cut out the pieces of pink fur. It made a huge mess and I’m pretty sure the fur will never totally be gone from my apartment.

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I sewed all the pieces together, stuffed it, and created a pocket under the tail for the “smell good” stuff. That smelly stuff is cotton candy body spray from Walmart. It is actually quite gross, and after the age of 12 the cotton candy smell might make you puke, but to a little girl it was like magic. I’m not good enough to make it actually spray when you lift the tail, but she can just push the pump and spray whoever she wants…as long as it isn’t me.

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Here is the little booger in all his pink glory. It looks more like a bear/honey badger than a skunk, but I did the best I could.

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Do skunks have claws? This one does. Pink claws…

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 …and rhinestone eyes. You know only a dance teacher’s daughter would really appreciate a pet pink skunk with rhinestone eyes.

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He, well maybe it’s a she. I don’t know. But the pet pink skunk was named the very creative name, “Skunky.” The skunk and the kid are living happily ever after with her 5,000 other stuffed animals and the house smells of a lovely cotton candy scent.

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Vet Visits and Tutus

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Petoddy had her first vet visit with me today. She’s about a year and a half old, so I’m sure she has gone before, but this was the first time I took her. I wasn’t really sure what to expect. She did very well in my opinion. She loves people and wants to meet all of them. When we were in the room she could here people talking and dogs barking so she had some nervous energy, but when the doc came in she was super happy. I don’t think she loved the entire experience, but she loved the people there. Especially the doctor because she gave her treats. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Waiting on the vet is tough work for a happy little pup.

After the vet we went to PetSmart as a reward. She got some treats, which she loved. Plus she was really excited to look at the birds and cats and meet all the people there.

As another reward, tonight I made her a tutu. Okay, so maybe that  part wasn’t really a reward for her. It sure was fun for me though…She hated it!

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Pretty in pink!!! Always the prettiest in my opinion!

Hotty Petoddy

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Meet Petoddy! For a while now I’ve been wanting a dog. I finally decided that it was time. All I really knew was that I wanted to rescue an animal, but I wasn’t looking for a specific breed. I looked online, but then just decided to ride around to a few places and see what there was. I knew I wanted a female and it had to be under 40 pounds for my apartment. I did not think I would get a dog today. I just thought I would be checking out the places, seeing what the adoption fees were, and seeing if there was any dog that would make a good pet for me.

I went to 2 places with no luck.The last place I went was the Humane society. They had a beagle online that I was interested in, but when I got there she had been adopted already. Oh no! The lady told me about a sweet small black dog named Petoddy that I should check out. I walked around and looked at all the dogs (I thought), but I needed directions to Petoddy’s cage. All the dogs were barking but her. She was just sitting there sweetly. She licked my hand and rubbed her head against my hand too.

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They let me take her for a walk. These are pictures of our little walk where we fell in love. They do not hold dogs, but I needed to get approval from my apartment before I committed to her. My apartment complex said yes and I began filling out paper work. My head was exploding and I almost peed in my pants from excitement! Her name was a little odd, but kind of funny. I liked it. Apparently a lady at the shelter had named her because she came in pregnant and back in the day a “hotty petoddy” was a flousy and that is what she was. Her name is just Petoddy and I think we’ll keep it. It’s unique.

I was taking a dog home, and had nothing for her. Lucky for my I have a wonderful family. My mom let me borrow a baby gate, my sister brought her some toys, and my dad picked up some other essentials like a crate and dog food. I was on a time crunch because I did have to go to work, so their efforts were greatly appreciated and really helpful.

So far she has fallen in love with a stuffed rat and made it her baby. I think she misses her litter (they did not survive). Now she is sleeping on the couch cuddled up with a few stuffed animals. Actually she practically buried herself with animals and pillows. I’m glad she is finally relaxing a little bit. I hope we make a perfect pair and that she loves her forever home!

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P.S. She is a small dog even though she looks kind of big in her pictures.