…I will at least consider doing something to help you remember why that’s bad and evil.
To be honest I don’t know how this dog got lost out here; maybe he was dumped, maybe he strayed on his own. He had a collar but no tag, so there was no way of contacting owners. He came into the yard of some neighbors, who called other neighbors, who kindly took him to a vet to try to save him but could not: The damage was too extensive, too far gone, and he was already starved and dehydrated unto death.
I’ve never personally seen one, but we do have porcupines. Unpleasant photo below the fold. 🙁
According to the neighbors who took him in care, the quills were far more than surface level; they were all through his tongue and throat and we don’t have quite that good a vet in our area. Boot Hill now has a “Tomb of the Unknown Dog” annex.