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.
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.