Steve and Lori’s dog, Quinn, sent us this story with pictures. Thanks for reading, Quinn!
My name is Fenton River Quinton McKinley, but my ‘rents call me Quinn. I am a 3 year old German Shorthaired Pointer and I’m from East Berne, NY. I am what they call a Versatile Hunting Dog and Dad takes me out for Ducks, Woodcock, Grouse and Geese whenever he can. He’s my best friend.
What a week I’ve had…..first on Monday, August 27, I went out for my morning pee, and encountered a skunk. I thought he smelled pretty awesome so I ate him, my Dad was so proud, apparently he didn’t mind the smell. Mom on the other hand thought it was pretty bad, I’m still pretty smelly even after all of the baths I had. Tomato juice…ummm, just an old wives tale. Mom is and old wife apparently. Next they tried a concoction of Peroxide, Dishsoap, and Baking soda. That worked so much better, until I decided to make Dad more proud and went and rolled in the spot I — umm killed the little bastard”…umm, not my words, Moms words. I’ve been pretty good until today.
Today, on September 5th, I went out to take my morning pee at 5:15 usual time, and as I came around the side of the house I saw this huge, smelly, poinky thing. I don’t know what it was but I knew it was gonna be good. I am so fast that he didn’t know what hit him. Dad was calling me, but I knew he was gonna be so proud of me so I took my time getting back in for breakfast. Dad took one look at me and thought I was getting ready for Halloween (Ima gonna be Santa Claus) (Pic attached). I don’t really know why they all freaked and some of the words Dad was saying I didn’t really understand…they all started with F…..no big deal….until Mom started pulling out those poinky things…..now I know the words. Fkzdjf’oidi9r, Baldkjopie…ouch, ouch…..oh sweet geesus….long story short, I went to the Delmar Animal Hospital and they gave me some sleepy juice and took out over 1000 quills from something they kept calling a porcupine! He tasted good anyway, but I’m a bit sleepy now……..
Lesson learned? Not sure, but I think a skunk is better eating than a porcupine.