I just pulled the 4th tick off the pup this week and I've found two engorged ones on the floor in as many days....errgggggg!<br><img alt="evil7.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/evil7.gif">
Well, no matter what the spelling, engorged isn't a word I'd want associated it with it <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
Wishing your pup and you well, <b>Moe</b>
Evil little critters! We don't have many bugs up here, all the southern folks just laugh while we squirm, I usually pick up a couple on the trails this time of year <img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif">
That's the worst part...I live <i>in Boston</i>, she gets them in our <i>yard</i> and we didn't even get much of a respite because it hasn't been consistently cold enough.<br><br>
you want me to mail them to you? because as long as they aren't in my house, you can have them! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Actually, I've now taken to identifying them as well...and lots of them are deer ticks which SUCKS.
Coupla years ago, thought I'd gotten all the ticks off after a hike. Suddenly watching tv it was very unfortable to sit, and I had to pull a tick off my butt <img alt="booty.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/booty.gif">
Ticks gravitate to the warmer areas of your body, armpits, crotch, etc...<br><br>
I grew up in S. Jersey which is tick central. One time some friends and I took a hike through the woods while camping in the Pine Barrens and accidentally walked through a baby deer tick nest. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> Our legs looked like they were positively crawling there were so many on is. We ran to the showers, put of course we couldn't wash them off so we had to spend the afternoon pulling them off of ourselves and hoping they were too young to carry lime disease. The park ranger was really helpful, his words of advice being "Just be glad they aren't chiggers."<br><br>
When I moved up here I was amazed that people could walk through woods and fields without fear of ticks, it took some getting used to. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
that's good, because I'm about to go get the tweezers to pull another small one off the dog.<br><br>
And before someone asks if I'm using Frontline, yes and no. I was using it but it wasn't working. Now I don't know what to do.<br><br>
I live in the f'ing CITY, for pete's sake!
<img alt="laughing5.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/laughing5.gif"> That happened to my brother. He had to get help from the doctor because he couldn't get it out. And he will never live it down.