by Janet Blue on July 2, 2017

Sunday Selfies: Week #151

As we mentioned yesterday, we have a guest host for today’s blog hop. Though we live in the city, our neighborhood has lots of wildlife. Some are welcome and others are not. Our guest today is one of those unwelcome ones. These critters usually only come out at night. We normally don’t see them, but we sure do smell them.

Have you guessed yet who our host is?


Stinky the skunk hosts Sunday Selfies.


You can just call him, Stinky. He was one of three skunks our humans discovered hoovering up sunflower seeds from under the bird feeder a couple evenings ago. They all scattered in different directions when Mom knocked on the kitchen window. Stinky the Brave returned, and Dad Tom was able to get his photo. We know this isn’t a “selfie,” but Dad wasn’t getting close enough to let this guy snap his own photo.

According to our mom, the group appeared to be a mother skunk and two skunk kids. This is one of the kids. They are striped skunks, and each had a different white pattern on its back.

The gang was back yesterday evening, and it had doubled in size. That’s right—six skunks, and some were smaller than those in the first group. Dad Tom turned the hose on them, but once again one brave stinker returned. Watch for photos later in the week.

Now that you’ve seen our host, it is time for you to add your selfie to the hop. The link is below as is the code to add the hop to your blog if you’d like. Would you please add our badge and/or link to The Cat on My Head on your blog. You wouldn’t want our mom to send this stinker to your house, would you? Just kidding, of course!

If you don’t post on Sundays, you are still welcome to join the hop. It remains open through Thursday. And please feel free to invite your anipal friends to join us.

We know many of your humans will be traveling this weekend as well as having parties and barbecues (purrhaps with fireworks) to celebrate Independence Day. Friends, please stay safe and in the house during any of these festivities. Find a quiet place to relax and chill or ask your humans to turn on a radio or TV to drown out the loud boomers.

We’ll be back on Tuesday to wish everyone a happy 4th.

Toby July 6, 2017 at 4:23 am

Don’t get close or you’ll have to take a tomato juice bath!!

Noodle July 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Have a safe and happy fourth of July!

Noodle and crew

Eastside Cats July 3, 2017 at 12:41 pm

I love the skunks, opossums, groundhogs, squirrels, bunnies and fireflies that visit our yard! Makes me feel good that they are comfortable there. Hope the bats find the bat house soon too!

Basil July 3, 2017 at 8:08 am

MOL MOL oh we think that Stinky takes a supurr cute selfie!!!

Purrhaps mew could offur him a bottle of ‘eau de more purrleasant’ to wear when he visits again!

Big hugs

Basil & Co xox

Linda Arthur Tejera July 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Aw, cute kitty, kitty, kitty! 🙀

Raven July 2, 2017 at 6:23 pm

That’s an unexpected selfie participant. We get skunks through our yard occasionally, but thankfully nothing so regular that they’d stop for a photo op.

Beau Beau and Angie July 2, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Skunks are so pretty. Too bad they can be stinky too. Love the stripey nose!

Chirpy Cats July 2, 2017 at 4:41 pm

These stinky fellas are really audacious little critters aren’t they?! We don’t see them during the day but only smell them at night. That’s a beautiful shot of Mr. Stinky though, wow! I never knew they eat sunflower seeds.

Da DB Boyz July 2, 2017 at 4:12 pm

He’s a cute little stinky guy! We have them on out neighborhood too…Mama never let’s us go out and visit with them tho!
Arty & Jakey

Deziz World July 2, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaw He’s really cute. We have those stinkers here too. Lots of our neighbors feed ’em, so ya’ never know when you’re gonna see ’em. Big hugs and Happy 4th.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena

Amy Sandy July 2, 2017 at 1:59 pm

An ionizer will get the stink out of the fur when the need arise – just sayin.

Pipo/Angel-Minko/MrJackFreckles July 2, 2017 at 1:38 pm

OMC!!! That is not the kind of ‘kitty’ anyone needs, MOL! But…well he/she is kind of cute! Hope you don’t have too many issues from Stinky or his furmily and relations…

Cathy Keisha July 2, 2017 at 12:41 pm

They’re cute but if they keep doubling I’d call ACC otherwise one of them might shunk your house or one of your cats on the catio.

Memories of Eric and Flynn July 2, 2017 at 11:48 am

I hope that gang of stinky skunks doesn’t double in size every day! Your dad was very brave to get close enough for a photo.

Memories of Eric and Flynn July 2, 2017 at 11:48 am

Yayyy!!! my comment showed up.

Nylabluesmum July 2, 2017 at 11:09 am

Mee-you that iss SUM Stinky you has there! An it soundss like Stinky has xtended furamillee stayin with him, mew mew mew….
Can you pleeze linky mee uppy Aunty? An what iss goin on with yur commintss?? It won’t post mine….PHOOEY!
**nose rubsss** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxx

Nylabluesmum July 2, 2017 at 11:07 am

Mew mew mew wee have ‘Pierre’ here who ‘visitss’ efurry August…hee iss befur this as wee find his diggy holess inn thee backyard! LadyMum will not walk mee after dusky so mee avoidss ‘Pierre’, mew mew mew……
Yur Stinky iss reelly cute (frum a distance of course!)
Can youss’ ask Aunty Janet to linky mee uppy?? Many fans. WP was supposed to publish last nite butt it did not…..PHOOEY!
***nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxx

Annabelle July 2, 2017 at 10:28 am

Now that is a visitor! Wowie one thing we’ve never seen around our home is skunks! Your Dad is a wise man. Let the skunks be from a distance! MOL

HH and The Boys July 2, 2017 at 10:25 am

Stinky is very pretty, but stay far away…..

Thanks for the Blog Hop

Have a great day,

hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

The Menagerie Mom July 2, 2017 at 9:30 am

We have never seen any skunks in our yard, let alone six at one time. Yikes! We sure hope they kept their dinner party stink-free. Either way, that sure is a stupendous selfie of Stinky!

Ellen Pilch July 2, 2017 at 8:52 am

Six skunks-yikes! He is cute, if only they lacked the smell. XO

Claire July 2, 2017 at 8:52 am

When we were looking for our current apartment, when prospective landlords heard we had a cat we might as well said we had a skunk! Reggie definitely thinks he’s a wild beastie sometimes.

Brian Frum July 2, 2017 at 8:26 am

Stinky sure has some fancy furs and a big family too!

The Island Cats July 2, 2017 at 8:24 am

Yikes! You guys will want to stay clear of Stinky…unless you want to know how he got his name. 😉

The Florida Furkids July 2, 2017 at 8:10 am

Stinky is pretty interesting but we would stay FAR away from him!!!

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and loads of love to Mau from Allie

Pam Greer July 2, 2017 at 8:03 am

Hope they don’t get stinky on you!

Roby Sweet July 2, 2017 at 7:45 am

Oh my, now that is a surprise! I can almost smell that little critter from here. 🙂

Erin the Cat (Princess) July 2, 2017 at 7:28 am

Thank goodness we don’t have these guys around the UK! Still at least this isn’t a Smellfie! otherwise none of us would be here. MOL

Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) July 2, 2017 at 7:14 am

We have purrsonally never seen a skunk and we never hope to see one, but thank Dad Tom for being brave enough to go take his picture. We enjoyed seeing Stinky from a very SAFE distance.

Maggie July 2, 2017 at 6:44 am

What a surprising visitor for Sunday Selfies! We get a lot of squirrels and chipmunks at our bird feeder but no skunks. Happy Sunday,
Maggie, Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red

Timmy July 2, 2017 at 6:32 am

We used to ‘smell out’ our striped visitors who came every spring. Thanks for keeping us in the know of these funny striped visitors.
Happy 4th of July Friends
Timmy, Dad and Family

Teddy July 2, 2017 at 5:14 am

EEEK! Skunks! Mom has told me to never get near one although I have to say they are very interesting. Now that our trees have grown so big we can no longer see our bird feeders from inside the house BUT once in a while when we are outside at dusk we see one there. My inSTINKS say “stay away” !!!!! Happy Sunday!

Hugs, Teddy

Athena July 2, 2017 at 5:04 am

We’ve never seen a skunk here in London. We get squirrels, foxes, mice and rats in our back garden.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Athena July 2, 2017 at 5:03 am

We’ve never seen a skunk here in London. We get squirrels, foxes, mice and rats in our back garden.

Create With Joy July 2, 2017 at 4:59 am

They may be stinky but they sure are cute!

Happy 4th to you and the cats! 🙂

Little Binky and Granny July 2, 2017 at 3:19 am

I think Stinky is very talented…as far as it concerns the Selfie…and cute. We don’t have them around in our Country, but some people have them as pets, can you believe that, KittiesBlue? We now have a law that it is forbidden to keep them as pets. Pawkisses for a smelly free Sunday to all of you 🙂 <3

speedyrabbit July 2, 2017 at 2:24 am

He looks cute but I’ll just keep my distance if you don’t mind,xx Speedy

Summer July 2, 2017 at 2:05 am

Don’t tell your pal, but my human thinks skunks are stupid! She was running an errand to CVS this evening, and one walked right out in front of her car! It’s a good thing she wasn’t speeding and she was keeping an eye out – she totally could have squished him, and made the whole neighborhood and her car stink on top of it. But she stopped, and made sure he got to the other side safely.

Nellie's Mommy July 2, 2017 at 1:01 am

Hey! We got those around here too! They and the raccoons fight over the bird seed!
Love Barb

Gus at As the World Purrs July 2, 2017 at 12:51 am

Mr. Stinky can stay up there with you!

Harvey Button July 2, 2017 at 12:45 am

Oh my CAT Skunks!! They look so amazing but….are they vermin in the US Miss Janet?

Zoe and Raja July 2, 2017 at 12:44 am

Oh my. A stinky black and white kitty cat (skunk). Hope he didn’t get too stinky.
Zoe and Raja from Playing In Catnip

Prancer Pie July 2, 2017 at 12:31 am

Great selfie of “Stinky”. You’re Dad is pretty brave to get close enough to hose them! MOL!
Hope you all have a quiet 4th of July.

The Canadian Cats July 2, 2017 at 12:20 am

Good grief…what are you guys doing there to attract so many skunks? Just cut it out or you’re going to stink too. Mau I don’t want you coming to the July the 4th party reeking of your visitors. MOL


meowmeowmans July 2, 2017 at 12:05 am

Dad Tom is BRAVE to go and take Stinky’s picture. Maybe even braver than Stinky the Brave! Just saying. 🙂

Thanks so much for being such awesome pals, and for hosting. We love you lots!

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