Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Infestation of Ticks

These few days, we have been finding lots of ticks, big and small, on Eva. WEIRD! We have no idea where they could have come from because she hasn't been out much lately, except in the garden. Even though I've put Frontline on her just recently, I've still found ticks here and there. Poor girl, she's always itching! But she's a good girl, staying still while we're tick hunting.

In the meantime, she's enjoying lots of play time with ball, bone, and frisbee with her daddy!







And sometimes...the odd slipper does get her attention!



We are also sorry to hear that our dear friends at Rottrover have lost their beloved boy, Gizmo to the Cancer Monster. RIP dear Gizmo.

27 comments:

Hound Girl said...

We were so sad to hear about Gizmo, he will be missed greatly.

Ticks - we havent had any here in Texas but I want to get one of those shootags its called that the dog wears on their collar to prevent tags - alot of my friends that hike said they work awesome. Happy tick hunting :)

rottrover said...

Thanks, Eva. We HATE ticks and sometimes find them in the summer here. Hope you get rid of them :-)

-Ruby and Bart

Ellen said...

Ticks are tricky little bugs. So hard to find on Shelties too with all their lovely long hair. When you see them on the belly or head or when you feel a lump and begin the hands on go over you most times may not even know they are on them.

We lost our beloved Golden to cancer this past year...very sorry for the loss of Gizmo to his family.

I love your photos!

RYKER said...

No ticks or fleas here where we live, but we did get our first few snow flakes today! Guess it is just to cold for those little buggers!

Eva, your coat looks so beautiful as to frolic and play.

Sara said...

Hugs to gizmo's family.

It is tick season here. I find tons of them on my 2. Ick.

DSS said...

Eva is even beautiful when she is playing :) I'm sorry to hear about the the ticks! That doesn't sound like fun at all....

Kari in Vegas said...

Oh I hope the ticks are all gone soon

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
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Bailey said...

Found the first tick that wasn't dead on Katy this weekend. She and Bailey are both on Frontline so perhaps this guest didn't have a chance to die off yet. Katy was a good sport about getting it off.

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Maybe you have had wandering visitors in your yard - a stray cat perhaps.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Sorry about the ticks Eva, so far I have never had any on me, the cats however do manage to get some on them. They are treated with Advantage Multi for Cats and I am treated with Trifexis. ~Fenris

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

oh Eva how dare those nasty ticks embed themselves in your beautiful fur!

I wonder if they could be coming from the grass? Are they on Mika too?

Have those cats been around?

Poor Eva, what a good sport she is!

Loved seeing her play!

I am so sorry about your friend Gizmo, that is awful news ((((hugs)))))

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Hope the ticks disappear quickly! They are gross! And sorry to hear about your friend Gizmo. So sad.

Maggie and Mitch said...

This is the time of the year that we see more ticks too. They are so yucky!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Helen said...

Glad we don't see many ticks here, maybe it's too cold.

Sorry to hear about Gizmo. I know how difficult losing a furbaby is to cancer.

Sagira said...

Ticks and fleas have been bad here as well. Hope you get them all off soon.

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. :(

houndstooth said...

The thing to remember about Frontline is that the ticks have to bite her before it works on them. It's not something that will just repel them.

Eva is as cute as ever, no matter what she's doing or what she's playing with!

Mango said...

Ticks! Uck! Hate 'em. We get our yard treated and keep the lawn trimmed sharply, but all it seems to take is one little clump of tall grass and you've got 'em.

Mango Momma

Peggy Frezon said...

Sorry about the ticks. ugh. Do you have Lyme disease there like we have here? Kelly got Lyme disease from deer ticks before, and so did our other dog before. I hope not! And I hope the ticks all run away fast!

Dawn said...

I don't think we have ticks here. I've never seen one!

Bailey Be Good! said...

BOOOOO Ticks! Thankfully we haven't had any here, but I guess it's always possible! I'm sorry you have to deal with them! :(

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

WE get our share of ticks here too Eva!! I had a tick collar for Tinker to wear and she left with it. We have them year around on our 3 acres!!!
Eva, tell mom she takes the best pictures of you beautiful girl !!!
xx, Happy & Fern

Jenna said...

What a GOREGOUS dog! I love all your shots, and how much of her personality they convey.
Sorry about Gizmo--poor thing.

Kathy said...

I am sorry to hear about Gizmo. OMG we had a tick infestation one time and it was HORRIBLE trying to figure out where they came from, hate those little ticks!

Lassiter Chase and T said...

Ticks! I hate ticks. They are worse than squirrels!

The Thuglets said...

Ticks are such a horrid nuisance.

Eva you are such a fit girl.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Kristin G. said...

Oh no! We rarely see ticks here, but we did have one in the Spring. I hope things are under control soon!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Fun play shots!

I miss Gizmo so!

 
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