It's foxtail season.
Apparently, someone -- who shall remain nameless -- stuck his nose where it didn't belong, when no one was looking, and is now at the vet, having surgery.
He'll be fine, but it's derailed our plans for his big weekend visit with his sister Tori. Hopefully this will teach him not to go snorting up the vegetation.
Never seen a foxtail? This handy foxtail info page will show you what you should be looking out for, especially if you live here in Southern California....