I was in the kitchen when I heard the gate rattle which is usually an indication that it's a cat jumping over the gate. Since my cat was in the house, I figured it must be the new cat from next door come to say hello again. I opened the back door, just like in the commercial, and started calling...here kitty, kitty!
The only thing I could see was a dark furry tail and it was about this time both the cat and dog started getting excited as I turned on the patio light. Kitty ran into the bedroom, jumped on the chair next to the window practically shredding the curtains trying to open them. We both looked outside and that's when I actually said out loud...IT'S A SKUNK!
No kitties or skunks were hurt during this photo shoot!
As skunks go, it was cute and very furry, black with a white stripe going down it's back just like in the nature programs. Yes, it was a Mephitis mephitis coming from the Latin mephitis meaning...BAD ODOR! Not sure why they repeat the word twice, I think I'd get it the first time! Thankfully, le skunk wasn't feeling threatened so did not leave a pungent odor behind as a parting gift.
Moral of the story: Go to Sears Optical and get a new pair of glasses!