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: