Haha, maybe you're right Daniel, I saw this description on Google: "Skunk is a cat-sized American mammal of the weasel family, with distinctive black-and-white-striped fur. When threatened it squirts a fine spray of foul-smelling irritant liquid from its anal glands toward its attacker."
Well, I think most North Americans know what a skunk is but, prior to this course, I was not aware that skunks are used as pets.
I was hoping that the OP had a reference to some movie/book when making that comment but I could not help relating it to the Navajo actual name for the animal...
The Navajo reference I used is straight out of the Wiktionary:
I watched several you tube videos on pet skunks. They run around the house with the dogs or cats and play with them. They are bred domestically and are different colors, mostly shades of beige and brown. No black and white like the wild ones. There are some skunks on the grounds where I work and I enjoy seeing them. They won't bother you, only if you suddenly frighten them, you just have to make a little noise so they know you are there. They just keep eating in the grass several feet away. I actually rescued one that had a McDonald's cup stuck on its head and couldn't see. Luckily I was able to get it off and the little creature immediately ran away.