Saturday, March 26, 2011

Not a good day...

Well tonight started off nice enough. Went on a walk with the daughter and one of her friends who is staying over tonight for a birthday weekend. As always we had the four pups with us, watching as they ran around... Once back at the house, one pup showed up, with what looked like a mouth full of cactus quills. We quickly went to work pulling a dozen from her mouth, when the second pup came up looking like a damn pin cushion! I have never seen that many sharp things coming out of an animal. We quickly got the kids settled down, the neighbor came over, and we started calling the local vet. Turns out that it would cost $1100 per dog to be seen, and if the one was indeed that bad, she would not likely make it. Upon closer inspection we found out that they were not cactus quills, but actually quills from a damn porcupine! Hell I didn't even know we had them! So we spent the next several hours pulling quills from one dog, attempted the second, but quickly lost hope, she was having a hard time breathing, and could not even open her mouth... Long sad story, we ended up losing one of our pups tonight.

Still haven't told the little one, I'm trying to come up with a good way to do it. Always imagined that it would be a snake, mountain lion, something really nasty, that would take one of our dogs, never would imagine this would happen...

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1 comment:

  1. march sad month for me so sad my pup die so sad on my birth day that dog was mine for little one

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