Friday, February 16, 2007

Porcupine quills

My neighbor's dog enjoys having an extra meal at the Bosque as soon as I arrive and he's not fussy about the food. It can be leftovers from our table at home; it can be Lucca's (our dog) leftovers; or anything else available. When there's nothing, I crack some Brazil nuts for the hungry beast to eat. Day before yesterday, I laid out the banquet and to my surprise "Bichinho" just looked at it. Then I saw why; his lips and mouth were full of porcupine quills. It hurt just looking at him. Yesterday, Bichinho was back without the darts and hungrier than ever. The next time I see Bimba (my neighbor), I'll ask how he removed the quills.

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