Monday, November 1, 2010

Tsk Tsk Ticks

Why did God create awful things such as ticks?

For the first time in my two and a half years of living, I had a pretty bad case of ticks! My pawrents found one of the top of my head once when I was six months old but that was it until two yers later.

My pawrents were really annoyed especially since we now have my baby sister crawling around the house on weekends and both mummy and daddy have to work so no one is able to help get rid of the ticks on me and in the house on an hourly basis.

Well, my pawrents did mop and vacuum the house more diligently and cleared out all the clutter in the house that ticks love to hide in. Everyday after work, mummy and daddy would touch me all over the body to look for ticks and they would get very excited whenever they found one. One of them would grab the tweezer and pull the nasty bloodsucker out and drop it into a small bottle of white vinegar. Mummy loves to see how the ticks die in that clear, sourish acid.

Of course I had to be subjected to horrible-smelling stuff that were being applied to my already very short coat by the over-enthusiastic pawrents. There was Frontline, Biospotix repellant spray, Accurate tick and flea disinfectant and of course tick and flea shampoo. It took almost three weeks to totally eradicate the tick problem. I'm so glad we didn't have to fog the house.

And now that we found out the source of the ticks lies in my grandparents' house, my pawrents no longer bring me there. This is a huge pity, cos that means I can't play in the lovely garden anymore and I am spending less time with the family on weekends. I'm not sure how the humans are going to get rid if the ticks in the garden. I suspect even if I get to go to the grandpawrents' house, I will not be allowed to stay in the garden.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Woo are so khorrekht about them being so nasty -

It sounds like your pawrents have done lots and lots to keep woo and your little human puppy safer -


Lorenza said...

Hi, Chow Chow!
Sure it is not funny, right?
I know you enjoy a lot going there and to have fun with the family but I guess it is better that you stay free of those nasty ticks!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

K9 Katastrophie said...

We have had ticks too! Hey I am a chowchow too! My name is Bough. I am one of the brothers of a huge clan. 13 of us!!


Pee.s. it is nice to meet you!

Molly the Airedale said...

We can't agree with you more, Chow Chow. Ticks are such a pain!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Unknown said...

That sounds horrible, Chow Chow! I'm glad you managed to get rid of them in the end although it's such a shame you can't go to the grandparents anymore...but hey, are you sure? Coz my human heard that some of those treatments act as repellents too so that as long as you are regularly treated (eg. every month), it doesn't matter if you go to places where there are ticks - you won't get them on you or they won't hurt you as much. That's what I do here coz Australia has lots of ticks in the parks - especially the scary paralysis tick - but of course, I can't stop going to parks or out in my own garden so I just have to have the tick & flea treatment ever month.

Good luck!

Honey the Great Dane

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