I went out of town Sunday around noon, got back yesterday around 4. 28 total hours. Due to Labor Day and when I left, it wasn't financially feasible to board my dog at the animal clinic (they aren't open Sunday, so I would have had to drop him off Saturday, plus they were closed yesterday, so I would have had to pick him up today). Would have cost $57 to board him.
So I bought a stake and a 20 foot chain so he could stay in my mom's back yard. That cost $40. Still less than $57, so I'm good to go. She called me yesterday morning. Dog got sprayed by a stupid skunk. So when I got back in town, I bought hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, soap, and rubber gloves to clean the dog off. $7 more. Woke up this morning to find the ****ing solution didn't get rid of the smell. My apartment, and every piece of fabric in my apartment, reeks of ass. Had to take off work today to take the dog to the animal clinic I didn't want to take him to in the first place to get a skunk bath. $44! For a bath! Spent $50 to rewash every piece of clothing in my apt. Spent $65 to rent a carpet cleaner and buy soap. Had to throw away my goddamned couch. Went to Rooms To Go and bought a new one. After delivery...about $600.
All in all, I've spent and lost nearly $1000. Because of a ****ing skunk. FML