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Unrequited Love vs Puppy Love 
Apr. 10, 2012 1:09 pm 
Updated: Apr. 13, 2012 8:59 am

Mr Cletapotamus, aka Cletus, is a very loving fellow. It is just his nature to get up and go touch noses and kiss every single critter on the ranch. This includes the cows, which usually clobber him for it, the sheep, who also clobber him for it, the calves, the lambs, who love it, the chickens, the goats and myself.
He has such a big heart that he sometimes hands out these special 'Cletakisses' to critters that don’t even belong to us!
Today, he done kissed a porcupine.

Porky must not have loved him back any more than the cows do.

I wonder if it will teach him to restrain his amorous self.

In case you have never been blessed with a porcupine faced pup, and need directions, here is what I had to do.
Get some small scissors and cut the quills down. They are hollow shafts and opening them makes it a bit easier to pull them out.
Get some pocket pliers.
Grab a quill tightly and YANK HARD.
They are amazingly long and painful looking.
The dog’s face WILL swell up from the inflammation.
I gave Potamus a chunk of frozen meat hoping it might help to minimize the inflammation. 
If not, at least it made it easier for him to bear.

It's hard being a lover not a fighter.
Apr. 10, 2012 2:27 pm
Awwwwww...poor Cletapotomus! I hope the pain and swelling went away fast. Porky-pines are so cute, I'm not surprised he tried to give one Cletakisses. Hope he remembers this, though, and stays far away from them in the future!
Apr. 10, 2012 4:51 pm
It certainly looks like his good intentions were misunderstood by the porcupine. Fortunatately, the porky sent a warning salvo before Cletus tried kissing it.
Apr. 10, 2012 5:29 pm
Awwwww ooooh poor baby! And Mom, who had to deal with the end result :(
Apr. 10, 2012 5:34 pm
OUCH! Well - there is a lesson learned - the hard way! Gosh - poor guy! I hope he heals without infection - Geez.... never a dull moment at your place!
Apr. 10, 2012 6:00 pm
The ones I found INSIDE his mouth were the hardest to get! They were anchored in his gums, but luckily he got off easy. He could have gotten a whole face full!
Apr. 10, 2012 6:09 pm
Owwwwwwww! Poor Cletus!... Sending get well kisses his way!I LOve that Dog!!!!!
Apr. 10, 2012 6:43 pm
Poor sore pup, that had to hurt tremendously! Sending hugs to Cletus!
Apr. 10, 2012 9:00 pm
Oh, that poor baby! And poor you, trying to remove them without hurting him any more. I hope he heals well and quickly.
Apr. 11, 2012 6:45 am
Well---poor baby. Brave and trusting to let you take out the porky "kisses"! Have you had any quill removing experience before?
Apr. 11, 2012 8:57 am
No, Potamus is the first porky kisser I have owned.
Apr. 11, 2012 8:26 pm
Geez, I'm not sure who to feel sorrier for, you or Cletus. It hurts more for the mother, I think. Hope he's feeling better.
Apr. 12, 2012 6:00 am
oh that poor dog! Reading that made me wince but he sounds like an exceptionally sweet dog.
Apr. 12, 2012 6:19 am
Poor baby. And poor you for having to remove those. I would have to close my eyes. I get very nervous when giving my dogs first aid.
Apr. 13, 2012 4:31 am
Awww, poor Cletus! You are brave, Petey. I couldn't even clip my dog's toenails!
Apr. 13, 2012 8:59 am
Poor baby and all he wanted was KISS! :0)
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