animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook


Remember back when we only had fleas to worry about? Those were the days.

Brian and Buster went on a hike this morning. When they returned, I noticed a tick on Buster’s head. I picked it off and started looking for more and found a total of eight on him. Ack. Brian only had one. Still, that is the most ticks I’ve ever seen at once. And I feel like they’re crawling all over me at the moment and I wasn’t even outside! They went on a couple of other hikes this year, but this is the first time we’ve seen ticks on either of them.

As a matter of course, I do not use flea and tick control on the dogs, but rest assured, a trip to Petco was made and flea and tick control has been applied to all pets (in addition to Buster getting a bath). Too little, too late, probably, but it makes me feel better. I might have to reconsider my stance on these products. The reason I don’t like them is because it’s basically like putting poison on your dog every month and I really don’t like the thought of that. But, I guess it’s better than contracting Lyme Disease. I’ll have to do some more research on this over the winter.