Yes, the dog is fine, now:
Seems a porcupine trespasser loaded up this poor dog; a dog with more heart than brains. It also looks as though the dog didn't take a few fired off quills as a warning and went in with jaws snapping, actually trying to grab the beastie. The vet sedated the pup and pulled 1,347 quills from his skin!
Man, that's about one quill for every day since Obama was elected until we kick his butt to the curb, btw. Or a quill for every ten pricks in D.C. And just about as painful. I'm off to find some fine sedative to alleviate the suffering.
Update to make you feel better: From Urban Legends:
...these pictures are authentic. They were originally posted by the dog's owner on a community message board on May 25, 2005. The terrier's name is Inca.
"Thousands of quills were embedded even in her tongue," her owner explained. "The vets worked for quite some time to get quills out and even still could not get them all. The ones that are left will work themselves out over time. Inca is home and on antibiotics and pain killers."
In a follow-up post dated July 13, Inca's owner reported that "she is just fine and has just the odd broken bit come out once in awhile. Other than that she is back to her old self."