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HOW I LEARNED THAT PORCUPINES ARE JERKS

I HAVE BEEN VERY SAD EVER SINCE WE CAME TO THE FAR COLD PLACE. IT HAS HILLS BUT THEY AREN’T MOUNTAINS AND IT HAS MUMMY BUT NOT ANY OF MY OTHER PEOPLE AND THERE AREN’T ANY BEACHES SO I CAN’T BARK AT THE OCEAN AND THAT MAKES ME SAD.

LOTS AND LOTS OF MONTHS AGO, THOUGH, MUMMY PUT ME IN THE CAR AND TOLD ME WE WERE GOING FOR A LONG DRIVE. I HEARD STORIES ABOUT LONG DRIVES IN THE SHELTER SO I WAS KIND OF WORRIED MUMMY WAS FINALLY GOING TO DO AWAY WITH ME BUT I FELL ASLEEP IN THE CAR ANYWAY AND WHEN I WOKE UP WE WERE IN A BIG DARK UNDER-BUILDING PLACE AND MUMMY TOLD ME SHE WOULD BE RIGHT BACK AND WENT AWAY INTO THE DARK.

WHEN SHE CAME BACK SHE HAD AUNTIE ARI WITH HER OMG.

I DON’T REMEMBER LOTS OF WHAT HAPPENED RIGHT AFTER THAT BECAUSE I WAS SO SO SO EXCITED AND I WIGGLED LOTS AND I FELL OVER A LITTLE AND CLIMBED ON AUNTIE ARI AND THEN I WAS TIRED SO I GOT BACK IN THE CAR BUT I WAS STILL REALLY REALLY HAPPY.

Bored now.

MUMMY STARTED THE CAR AGAIN AND WE DROVE INTO THE DARK AND I FELL ASLEEP AGAIN.

WHEN WE GOT HOME I SHOWED AUNTIE ARI ALL MY STUFF. I SHOWED HER MY COUCH AND MY PLATE AND MY FLOOR AND THE PLACE ON THE OTHER COUCH WHERE I LIKE TO SIT AND STARE OUT THE WINDOW AND BARK AT THE CATS. THEN I SHOWED HER HOW I CAN JUMP UP ON MUMMY’S REALLY REALLY HIGH BED AND THEN IT WAS TIME FOR BED SO AUNTIE ARI WENT TO SLEEP ON THE COUCH AND I TOOK OVER MUMMY’S BED AND WENT TO SLEEP.

"PEKOE IS HUNGRY."

Pekoe's tour of the apartment

Pekoe's tour of the apartment

Pekoe's tour of the apartment

THE NEXT MORNING AUNTIE ARI REALIZED SHE HAD LOST HER CAMERA AND SHE WAS REALLY UPSET AND SHE SPENT LOTS OF TIME ON THE PHONE YELLING AT AIRLINE PEOPLE BUT THEY HADN’T FOUND HER CAMERA. I STOOD AROUND LOOKING CUTE AND THEN CURLED UP ON HER LEGS TO MAKE HER FEEL BETTER.

Little ball of Pekoe

MUMMY DECIDED WE WERE GOING TO GO FOR A WALK IN THE COOLIES, WHICH IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PLACES.

Impatient Pekoe

AUNTIE ARI KEPT SAYING STUFF ABOUT HOW THE COOLIES WERE ZOMBIE COUNTRY AND THEN SHE LAUGHED AT THIS SIGN.

Texas Lite

I WAS EXCITED TO PLAY WITH AUNTIE ARI, BUT THEN I REMEMBERED THAT I AM A COYOTE AND RAN AWAY INTO THE HILLS LIKE I ALWAYS DO.

Where's Pekoe?

I CAME BACK SOMETIMES JUST TO MAKE SURE MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI HADN’T GOTTEN LOST.

Very handsome dog.

Me and Pekoe

THEN I RAN AWAY AGAIN AND I WENT DOWN A HILL AND THERE WAS SOMETHING IN THE BUSHES, SO I HAD TO INVESTIGATE. AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A CAT, OR MAYBE A POMERANIAN LIKE MY FRIEND GEORGIE, BECAUSE IT WAS LITTLE AND FLUFFY, SO I SNIFFED IT AND ASKED IT IF IT WANTED TO PLAY. MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI WERE CALLING ME BUT I NEEDED TO SNIFF THE WEIRD THING.

AND THEN THE WEIRD THING GOT REALLY MAD AND STABBED ME IN THE FACE.

MOST AWFUL TRAGIC THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO PEKOE.

MUMMY RAN DOWN THE HILL AND FOUND ME AND THEN MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI WERE FREAKING OUT AND WE WALKED BACK TO THE CAR REALLY REALLY FAST AND AUNTIE ARI WAS DOING THINGS ON HER PHONE AND THEN WE WERE AT THE VET, WHERE MUMMY TOLD ME I WAS A DUMMY, WHICH HURT MY FEELINGS.

MOST AWFUL TRAGIC THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO PEKOE.

AND THEN THE VET CAME IN AND GAVE ME A SHOT AND I DON’T REMEMBER MOST OF THE REST OF THE DAY BUT I FELT AWESOME, SO IT MUST BE OKAY.

Pekoe in a drugged stupour

Reaaallly drugged Pekoe.

THE NEXT MORNING WE WENT SHOPPING. SINCE THEY COULDN’T FIND HER CAMERA AUNTIE ARI DECIDED SHE NEEDED A NEW ONE, SO MUMMY DROVE US TO FUTURE SHOP WHERE I HAD TO STAY IN THE CAR WHILE MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI WENT INSIDE TO BUY A NEW ONE. BUT THEN WE WENT FOR ANOTHER WALK! AT A DIFFERENT PARK. MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI DIDN’T WANT TO LET ME OFF THE LEASH BECAUSE OF THE PORCUPINES, BUT I CONVINCED THEM EVENTUALLY.

Pekoe negotiates her release

AND I HAD TO KEEP COMING BACK WAY MORE THAN I USUALLY DO.

Pekoe and Corene, watching out for river pirates.

I REALLY LIKE THIS PARK BECAUSE OF THE REALLY HIGH GRASS WHERE I AM A LION.

Pekoe in the grass!

AND THEN I WENT DOWN THE RIVER BY MYSELF EVEN THOUGH I WASN’T SUPPOSED TO.

Where the hell is my dog?

Pekoe in the river.

BUT I CAME BACK EVENTUALLY AND THEN IT WAS TIME TO GO HOME. AUNTIE ARI TOOK LOTS OF PICTURES OF ME WITH HER NEW CAMERA. SHE TOOK ONE OF ME AND MUMMY IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE.

"THIS WAS A GOOD DAY."

Corene, Pekoe and House

LATER THAT NIGHT MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI FOUND ANOTHER PORCUPINE STICKY IN MY FACE AND THEY HAD TO HOLD ME DOWN AND PULL IT OUT WITH METAL GRABBING THINGS. I REALLY DIDN’T LIKE THAT.

Pekoe and porcupine quill nemesis

EVENTUALLY AUNTIE ARI SAID SHE HAD TO GO HOME. I TOLD HER SHE COULD SLEEP IN MUMMY’S BED WITH ME AND MUMMY COULD SLEEP ON THE COUCH BUT MUMMY SAID SHE HAD TO GO HOME TOO. THEN I TOLD AUNTIE ARI THAT WAS OKAY BECAUSE I COULD JUST GO BACK TO VANCOUVER WITH HER, BUT MUMMY AND AUNTIE ARI DISAGREED. I WAS VERY VERY SAD.

Pekoe's life is so hard.

WE GOT BACK IN THE CAR FOR ANOTHER REALLY REALLY LONG DRIVE BUT THIS TIME IT WAS LIGHT OUT AND AUNTIE ARI WAS THERE SO IT WAS MORE FUN. WE STOPPED IN LOTS OF PLACES, LIKE THE TIM HORTON’S AND A LITTLE TINY STORE IN A LITTLE TINY TOWN AND I FOUND A FIRE HYDRANT.

The Granum General Store

Pekoe of the Prairies

Pekoe, Corene, and a bench.

THEN WE GOT TO THE UNDER-BUILDING PLACE AGAIN AND AUNTIE ARI SAID SHE HAD TO SAY GOODBYE NOW. I TOLD HER I COULD FIT IN HER LUGGAGE BUT SHE SAID I WOULDN’T LIKE IT, SO SHE HUGGED ME GOODBYE INSTEAD.

Goodbye, little Pekoe.

I WAS VERY SAD WHEN WE GOT HOME AND WENT TO THE COUCH AND REMEMBERED AUNTIE ARI HAD GONE AWAY AGAIN. SO I ATE ONE OF MUMMY’S SOCKS AND THEN I FELT BETTER.

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