A few minutes ago I was concluding my nightly walk with my dog when what should I see almost "dancing" in the street next to my house but a striped skunk? My dog--the great, foolish brute--was eager to "get" the skunk, but I kept him restrained on his sturdy leash. Fortunately, the skunk retreated under the neighbors' van on the other side of the street. This is the third close encounter with a skunk I've had in a little over a month. (Might've been the same skunk, the other two meetings being only about a quarter-mile away.) I was wearing my W.W. Chan Harris tweed jacket, and this set me to worrying: What would happened if we rounded a corner, bumped into the skunk (this almost happened the first two times) and we ended up getting a full dose of the pungent fragrance of the "woods pussy"? I know that bathing a dog in tomato juice will get rid of most of the scent, but what about clothing? Is ordinary dry cleaning sufficient, or are other measures needed? Does anyone have first-hand experience with this or otherwise know what to do? If so, what do you recommend?