Tuesday, July 24, 2007

From Stink to Stuck

Sooo Boomers run in with a skunk didn't quell his canine curiousity. It wasn't another skunk but a porcupine last night. There were only about six quills total stuck in his nose and muzzle. I consulted the internet again for some info on removing the quills ourselves, rather than taking a trip to the animal hospital. Armed with a pair of pliers, Dom and I successfully removed all the quills. Has Boomer learned his lesson about late night frolicking with the local wildlife? I'm not convinvced. No more unsupervised night time jaunts for Boomer.
We have had Copper for 12 years and never dealt with either of these things. After having Boomer for 10 months he manages to get into both within a matter of days. Just goes to show how dog personalities differ as much as people.

7 comments:

pixel princess said...

ahhhh... thanks for the laugh this early morning!
to bad for Boomer.. sounds like he has a TON of personality!

mom said...

It sure is never dull with Boomer around.You and Dom were lucky to get the quill's out without a vet's help.
Toby does not like the wireless fence. He is scared to death of it.
Having trouble training him as he lays right down and won't move.Got shocked twice and that was enough I guess.

Jennifer said...

Poor boy... He is an adventure little bugger isn't he :)

But they can be cute. When reese was about ten months old, got in to the trash and found an empty popcorn bag. He ended up getting his head stuck in the bag because he wanted to lick the butter off of it. The funniest thing was I walked into the kitcken to find him bumping into the fridge because he was trying to lick off the last bit of butter. It was quite funny. You have to love them

Jillian said...

Poor puppy, they really are a lot of work, but Miles and I can't wait to get one.;)

Lisa said...

OH NO...Boomer!!! We've had our dogs for 6 and 9 years and have never had any of those problems. Tucker does love to chase Prairie dogs out here and roll on dead fish but nothing like a skunk or a porcupine...I think the wildlife is just terrorizing poor Boomer :o)

Cyndi said...

I think it is Boomer doing the terrorizing!

mom said...

I agree with you Cyndi, that Boomer is doing all the terrorizing!!