Pet skunks and blind dates “Playing with my pet skunk was my favorite thing to do,” said my grandmother Gloria Combs while she rocked back and forth in her recliner talking to me on the phone. “My sisters and I de-scented it ourselves. Its name was Candy, and I taught it tricks like how to stand ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!