I was able to clip off the big piece so I could work on the spines one at a time. Poor guy, these were in deep. He had a great attitude as I pulled them out one at a time. To distract him we turned on "How its Made" and let him suck on some green tea mints.
One or two were in really deep. I used some essential oils topped with a warm washcloth to help with the pain and to draw them out.
A moustache bandage makes it all better!
*If you are interested in using essential oils for your family check out this link or feel free to e-mail me with questions gabe @ largefamilysmallworld . com