Our sweet dog, Bella, has been staying at my parents ranch for the past month while we try to sell our house. She loves the adventure of walks in the country and swims in the tank, but Friday night she came across one adventure too many. Sometime during the early morning hours Bella had a very pointed conversation with a porcupine. By the time she arrived at the vet, they had already seen 4 other porcupine victims, and Bella's case was the least serious. Apparently it is mating season for the porcupines, and they are pretty aggressive right now. By the time we arrived in San Antonio on Saturday, Bella thankfully showed no evidence of the encounter. BTW, this is the amazing resort we are staying at tonight. I'll have much more on this treat later.