Put blame on Murray, not the porcupines

To the editor:

On July 30, Alan Chartock, whom I admire for his Eagle columns and work on WAMC, wrote about the "critters" on his property and the porcupines who "shoot their quills" into his dog Murray's nose.

As porcupines do not "shoot" their quills, maybe the "smartest dog" in the world learned not to get near them again.

Lew Brown, Pittsfield