PORCUPINE!!! Dang It!!
Dogs alerted and just HAD to go outside. I knew better, but the wife overruled me.
Welp, the ACD came back unscathed (he probably knew to leave little critters alone after getting skunked at point blank range last year), but the Aussie Shepard came back with a face full of porcupine quills!
I didn't even know we had porcupines around here!
I keep trying to tell the wife, if there's trouble, those two will find it...especially early in the morning (like now).
Gettin' those things out is a real chore, and the dog is none too happy about it either!