Everyday is a new adventure up here on the mountain! A couple of weeks ago, our Siberian Husky, Aries, introduced himself to a porcupine, even though the porcupine didn’t care to know him. We spent that night in the Vet ER getting the porcupine quills surgically removed from his face. Over the last couple of weeks, a remnant porcupine quill made its way out of his face and poked out right near his eye. We had to take him to the Vet again where he had to have a second surgery to get the last quill out. That porcupine really left his mark on poor Aries!
The Vet commented that he thinks Aries learned his lesson because his mouth wasn’t full of quills. I guess dogs that don’t learn keep trying to bite the porcupine and end up with a mouth full of quills. Let’s hope he’s correct! Aries is just a curious dog and is not vicious in the least. He’s just seeing all these new animals for the first time and getting to know them. He’s definitely transitioning from a city dog to a mountain dog.
I took these pictures on the drive home after the second surgery. The drugs they used to put him under really made him loopy! One of Aries’ favorite activities is taking truck drives and looking out the window. As you can see, he could barely keep his little head up on the way home and kept sinking down into the seat. By the time we got home, he was out. He took it easy the rest of the day and is now back to normal. No more porcupine quills in his face. He just has to take antibiotics again for a week.
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