Skunks Are The Hot (And Smelly) New Trend In Pets

Forget about toygers and pot-bellied pigs, because skunks are the latest zany pet. About 2,000 are kept as domestic pets and breeders say demand is increasing. Katie Sleightholme of Britain says her 17-inch skunk Busby sleeps with her two dogs, uses a litter box, and has been trained not to spray. He did make a stink once but it only "smelled slightly of garlic." Maybe we're missing something, but just the memory of that smell prevents us from opening our hearts to little Pepé Le Pew.