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  1. Terry says:

    We once had a $1500 surgery bill for a cat with a foxtail that had penetrated all the way through the muscle layers of it’s belly. The tiny reverse barbs act like a rachet that only goes deeper. When checking your cat over, all it takes is missing one.

  2. Michael says:


    True…I brush Liam multiple times a day…missed on on his paw…got it now, but it hurt.

  3. Uncle Buck says:

    Very good parableā€¦thanks for sharing. Grace and peace to you!

  4. Elena says:

    Another: Great lesson Michael!
    Trusting is the key. And, Iā€™m thinking, if I would know where the Trusted one lives, and then stand patiently for the thorns to be pulled outā€¦
    Yes? He just whispered to me:
    how often you come running in tears and broken hearted, and jump into my lap, ABBA, Father, help me!
    And, oh, how much tender love and grace in those moments pour over meā€¦ from The awesome One! The One True God!

  5. Pineapple Head says:

    Growing up we had a pair of springer spaniels who seemed to constantly get foxtails stuck in their ears or between their toes, which often led to a procedure at the vet. Demon weed, indeed!

  6. Michael says:

    Uncle Buck,

    Thank you!

  7. Michael says:

    Elena…well said, my friend…

  8. Michael says:


    They seem to end up in my socks as well…

  9. Xenia says:

    We are pretty sure our Brittany Spaniel died from complications of a foxtail up her nose.

  10. Captain Kevin says:

    I remember the first posting of this article. Iā€™m still trying to learn the lesson.

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