Jerry, that is horrible. What happened to your mother's dog? I hate to ask this, but was it lethal? I don't know if I want the answer, but I must ask. This is sad.
I think that if one sees a skunk in the daytime, there is indeed something wrong with this creature, they are nocturnal. They don't wander during daytime. Please tell me what happened to her dog. I wish her well.
Have a wonderful day, Cindi.