Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Urgh... (don't read if you're squeamish)

We're hoping to go away again for a few nights on Thursday & the dogs were stinking, so off into the garage I dragged them for a quick wash & blow dry.

Blue first, up on the table being brushed out whilst her bath was running. Quick trim of the feet & URGH I snipped through an engorged tick just above her foot!!!

I briefly wondered what the black crud was on my fingers & scissors before I realised what it was. Of course once the blood had left the tick's body (no way it'd stay in as I'd sliced it in two), the body sack is the same colour as her leg hair so I can't see it now.

She now smells nice & clean but has half a tick embedded in her leg. I've got to find it soon otherwise it'll get infected.

Annie also hummed but is now nice & clean.


Daisy said...

Ugh gross. Read that while eating breakfast. :-( Like the pictures of the clean dogs though!!

Becky said...

Oh no what a nightmare - hope you find it soon - what a task !