I am sitting at the dining room table doing a little work tonight and I hear some rustling outside the kitchen/garage door. We have a kitty door for the cats to go in and out of the house. So the sounds in the garage are pretty easy to hear this close.
Recently I put the cat food in the garage so Liam wouldn't start eating it here on the kitchen floor. I thought one of the cats was sitting on the other side of the door... I went to investigate anyway. I cracked the door about a foot and it wasn't a cat. It was a teenage size looking skunk! I hurried and shut the door, then immediately locked the kitty door so the skunk wouldn't come in. Then I ran upstairs to see if the cats were sleeping with their Daddy (as they usually do). Luckily they were both in bed with him. Whew!
Now, I need to find a way to get the skunk out and close the outside garage door. We usually leave it open about 8 inches so the cats can come and go. Time to start keeping them inside I guess. (My stomach is still near my throat the sight of skunk startled me so much!)