Month: October 2014

The Princess & The Porcupine

We had some excitement last night.  After a nice dinner at the Whale’s Tooth Pub in Lincolnville (about 15 minutes away), we arrived home safely.  On her evening walk, Natasha was curious, and got too close to a porcupine on the edge of the woods.  Fortunately she was on leash, so she didn’t get it too badly.  She didn’t cry or yelp – we just noticed the quills sticking out of the side of her face when she was back in the house.

What to do?  It is at least an hour to an emergency vet, so we attempted to take the quills out ourselves.  Fortunately, she sat still, and we got them all out – 10 of them.  We will just have to watch closely to make sure there were no hidden ones.

She is fine today, eating and playing fetch.  She is NOT eager to go outside at all. I didn’t take a photo of her with the quills in her face (amazing, I know), but here are the quills we took out:

We can do without this type of excitement.

On a happier note – Happy Halloween!  Beth sent a photo of Jack in his Best-in-Show Halloween Costume:

Viking Jack
Viking Jack

Just Testing

Lovely Apple. After yet another upgrade to their systems, my iPad blogging app is not working. This is just a test to see if it will load a photo.

(Oh – all is well here. We are going into Loncolnville for a rare dinner out)

Hmmm … Seems to work with photos taken from the iPad, but not the phone … Will continue working to figure it out.


Guest blog by Lou

This isn't technically a Guest blog, since this is supposed to be Lou's blog too. He doesn't often do an original contribution, but has one for today:


In how many houses has this picture hung before finding the perfect niche?

In other news, the potluck was a success and we had a nice evening. There were about 16 people, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.