You gotta admit, skunks are cute! But as a pet? I had a coworker who was born in 1953, and she said she had a pet (de-scented) skunk when she was a kid. My current officemate is a little older than that, and she said she had a pet skunk as a child. My sister was born in '53 (after her, my parents thought a loooong time before they had another kid! ) and, while she never had a pet skunk, she got her photo in the newspaper one Halloween in her skunk costume.
Was there a fad in the mid-to-late-'50s for pet skunks? Or for skunks in general other than pets? If so, how did it start?