Babalu the cat, my namesake, got out early one morning and was sprayed. I was working from home that day, so was still in bed when my husband brought him in, and you’re right, it’s a rude and immediate awakening. I called the pet store about tomato juice, and they said to use it only if you want your animal to smell like an Italian skunk. So I drove to the pet store, smelling pretty skunky myself by then, and got some special shampoo. After three shampoos in two days, the stench was’t as strong, but there was a lingering smell for weeks. Hope yours turns out better, @JTMacc99.