No puppy pal for me

Now, the other day at my finca, the little puppy was standing on MY path. ‘Puppy! Puppy!’ called Misery. ‘Come here Puppy!’

So puppy ran up the path and stopped at my gate to say hello. Well I could really have done without that, thank you Misery, but you know what a friendly dog I am so I sniffed noses with puppy.

Misery looked carefully at puppy and shrieked. Puppy had a tick on its face. ‘Go away Puppy!’ said Misery. ‘Go home.’

Saved from a not-remotely-cute puppy by a tick of all things. Can you believe it? Master went on full tick alert after that, and later found one on me. Nasty, nasty ticks.

As well as some Advantix drops which they had given me earlier, they decided to try out some of the natural therapies that Misery discovered when she did her tick fever research.

So now they put cider vinegar in my water. I suppose I shouldn’t complain as they do buy organic for me. And if I’m not smelling of vinegar, I am smelling of lavender as they put drops of lavender essential oil on my harness.

Whether all this will deter the ticks is anyone’s guess, but so far none of them have hooked into me. More importantly I hope it doesn’t deter my girlfriends that I smell rather oddly these days.

What else?

Misery seems to think I was spending too much time on facebook. I ask you. So she is not letting me play on there any more. My farm is fallow and I don’t know what people are up to. She’s also thinking about deactivating hers. Hey ho. Perhaps that means we will get to visit more of you.

She was too slow to get a pic of me sharing snoses and ticks with not-remotely-cute puppy, so here I am contemplating my feeties. I’m not really looking for ticks. Honest.

Oh, and it seems I am looking forward to a blood test soon. In June they say, to see if all the nasties have gone out of me after my poorliness with canine erlichiosis.

Misery is going to add a link to my sidebar so that if anyone needs a reference to her blog post about tick disease and the links that are on there they can click on it. I suppose she has her uses.

And a quick PS – Please visit here – Schnauzer and Schnauzer to help in a good pup cause – need to visit by 29 April. Ta.

Busy, busy, busy at my finca

There I was. At my gate as usual. Master spotted it. A tiny little thing. A new pup on the block in fact.

He called Misery. They both gushed over it and said how cute it was and how irresponsible it was of the owners (for lots of reasons that we won’t go into).

Would you believe it??? Misery went to talk to it and called it in silly soppy tones and it puppied up to her and lay over and laughed.

Bah!! Or Bark!! Now listen Misery, I do not want other cute little dogs jumping on my path. Leave it alone, even if you do think it is sweet. I do not. It really looks rather like a cat, or a rat. Go away puppy. Leave Pippa’s Premises and Paths alone.

What else? Oh yes, they cut down another tree and found what they thought was a locust.

Master painted his stepladders and I supervised.

The bueys came past so I inspected them. They were in good order so I lay down again.

Another hard week at the finca for a working dog.

At my gate

I have spotted something

I am watching you

Pesky little puppy

It was boring and now it has gone

A locust. We think


My other gate

Moving down a step to get a closer sniff

What do you want? I’m busy

Bueys – I can sniff them coming

Look, here they come

Aren’t they handsome?

Phew, time for a rest checking out my spinach

An exhausted Pippa in my tableden