John pulled the quills out with pliars. It's apparently quite painful for dogs but Rose was the brave Texan and never whimpered. We then put antibiotic ointment on the spots and gave her an Aleve. She loved all the attention! And now we have the quills on display on our hearth with the other natural wonders we've found here at Pleasant Places.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Rose got porcupined!
This morning when I let Rose in the house, she looked a little different, as if she were wearing some kind of silly mustache. Well, she kind of was. She had a run-in with a porcupine and got the short end of the stick, so to speak. I thought she was a little more savvy than that because last night when John shot a skunk (I know, it's terrible) she was curious but knew better than to get to close to its stink.