Saturday, May 10, 2008

Periodic Puppy Pics

Even though the past week has been pretty dry, each morning the tall grass is wet with dew. Naturally, Callie runs around in the grass and only her back stays dry. Once wet, she picks up all kinds of sand and dirt and requires a quick shower when we get home.

Callie on her morning walk, Thursday, 8 May 2008,
in the wet grass next to grape vines.

But we are certainly enjoying the warm weather. We're also enjoying tick season. Not. Callie gets her Frontline every month, but that doesn't prevent the odd tick now and again, especially this time of year. Luckily, our vet sold us this handy little tool that pulls ticks right off without leaving any mouth parts behind. It works great. I think I'm pulling one or two ticks a week off the dog.

Apologies to the squeamish among you, but ticks are a reality when you have a dog in the country!


  1. Callie is enjoying her life in the country and her walk in the wet grass. She doesn't mind the quick shower and the treatment for ticks.

    No problem with letters id today.

  2. claudia, glad it's working better.

  3. Oh I have had many encounters with dogs and ticks when I was living in the North-Eastern US. The ticks are bad there too and you could pick them up just in the short grass as well. Nightmare! But you get used to checking yourself and your dog after ever walk.


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