Sandy had an adventure recently.
She found a porcupine! It appears that it was a rather unpleasant encounter.
We tried to pull them out with tweezers but couldn't. The only thing we could think of to do was to put the big plastic Elizabethan collar on her so that she wouldn't rub her face.
As soon as my veterinarian's office opened, I called them. They said to bring her right in because they'd need to sedate her to pull them out. I told them she was a stray that had adopted us and that we had decided to keep her so they might as well check to see if she'd been spayed while she was under.
When I called in the afternoon to check on her, they said she was ready to come home. The doctor had checked her and since he couldn't see a spay scar he went ahead and fixed her like I'd asked. She was in heat so it's probably a good thing he did. He could tell she has had puppies before. When I asked about how old she might be, he thought she might be about five. He said she looked to be part Terrier, Heeler or Cattle dog, and Chow mix because she has a mottled black tongue.
She sure was glad to see me!
She's going to have to wear the collar for two weeks now to prevent her going after the stitches. Poor thing!
Since he pinned you baby - song: Cracked Actor, artist: David Bowie, album: Aladdin Sane