Happy moments from the week: Porcupine edition

1. Brody helped me prepare for my upcoming Mt. Meru hike by dragging me up Cowles Mountain here in San Diego. It’s like preparing for a triathlon by dipping your toes in a wading pool, but it’s a start. The highest point in San Diego is still 12,000 feet lower than Mt. Meru.

Photo Apr 03, 9 17 50 AM

2. Apollo, who has never hiked a day in his life, mocks Brody’s expression in the above picture.

Photo Apr 04, 9 13 18 PM

3. I took my son to a birthday party I almost forgot to RSVP to and they had a wildlife show! I don’t know who was more excited, the kids or the adults. The educator brought along a wallaby, a chinchilla, an iguana, an alligator, a few other things I don’t remember and then- this porcupine.

I had no idea porcupines could be so cute. He sat there munching his corn like a rock star, holding onto that cob for dear life like Eddie Van Halen about to unleash a 20 minute guitar solo, completely unaffected all by the attention. Ohnomnomnom I have corn and nothing else matters nomnomnom.

Have a wonderful Passover, Easter, or simple spring weekend! Hope it’s a great one!

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  • Sue W.

    I would love to be that focused. I’m already that prickly. ;p
    A wonderful Passover, Easter, or simple spring weekend to you, too, Dr. V!

    • JaneK

      haha, Sue! I feel the same about myself :) I would love to be that focused and that cute as I am pretty prickly….

  • Cathey

    If you’d told me a porcupine could look cute . . . . . but there he is! Thanks so much for sharing – wonderful idea for a children’s party, I’d say!
    A Blessed Easter/Passover/Spring Holiday to you and yours and all the rest of you out there in cyber-friend land!

  • Jeanne

    check out the animal print shop by photographer sharon montrose. i have a copy of her baby porcupine print. the cutest thing ever!

  • Tamara

    Porcupines are adorable, when they keep their quills to themselves ;) Glad the party was fun for the grownups. A wildlife show is a fantastic idea!

  • Anonymous

    Love Apollo! Priceless! Cute porcupine too!
    Happy Easter to the “V” clan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1363015727 Michelle Cotton

    OMG, Dr. V, tell me you’ve seen Teddy Bear, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZaRTAoGelQ !

  • JaneK

    awwww….. if you haven’t already, check out http://www.the7msnranch.com; it is a great blog (as is yours) and actually how I came to yours! she has a porcupine on her land and felt like she might need to get rid of it (permanently) to protect her animals but then read how peaceful and just gosh dang cute they are! (she didn’t use gosh dang cute by the way);

    thanks for sharing the pics and you, too, have a blessed weekend….

    • http://www.pawcurious.com Dr. V

      Love her site- one of my absolute favorite blogs. :D I didn’t know about the porcupine, though- I need to catch up!

  • http://www.corgidogs.org/ Andreea

    The porcupine is so cute! I never thought of them as cute animals, but apparently they are :) and how cute is his fat belly?! :)