Friday, September 29, 2006

All God's Creatures, Great and Small...

Behhh...who am I kidding? I am such a liar. I USED to think ALL of God's creatures were wonderful, beautiful things and each had their own special reason for being on this planet. Uhhh...that was until last night!!!

My hubby was at a meeting and I was alone at home, when all of a sudden, my puppy starts barking like mad from outside. The sound he made was the most horrible sound ever. I was almost scared to go outside and see what was happening. Well, sure enough, the pup got into a little stand-off with a PORCUPINE!!! Those stupid creatures! I wish we could have shot it! (How horrible is that of me to say??) It got my puppy in the face and we tried for hours last night to remove the quills. Chance wouldn't let us near him. He has about 50 quills in his face- near his eye, on his nose, on the side of his face. The poor baby. He was fussing so much that every time we tried to get a quill out, he'd thrash himself all over the place and made himself bleed.

This morning I told the hubby, "I don't care how much it costs. I'm taking him to the vet." I have to pick him up at 5PM. They had to give him an injection and knock him out for a while. The quill that's near his eye is a bit too close. Hopefully there's no hematoma (sp?) because the pup's eye is pussing and the area around it is swollen--so swollen, you almost can't see his eye.

So, if I sounded like I was a nature-loving, earthy, save the world kinda gal before...I take it back. Porcupines are horrible, horrible animals! ;p


Ms. Mamma said...

Okay, I'm adding centipedes to the list. Is that okay? Poor baby, I would have done the same thing(take him to the vet).

Chrissy121875 said...

lol! Yeah, centipedes scare the living daylights out of me. So creepy!

I used to think porcupines were cute. If you see them, they look like little teddy bears. Anyway, they were cute BEFORE that one bugger got my pup in the face. Poor thing!

Oh, here's another one for the list: spiders! I know they catch other insects and they're useful to have around and some cultures respect them...but they just give me goosebumps! lol

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