From: Calgary Area of Alberta
Do you drink coffee Gillie?? if so save the grounds and you can burn them near where the ticks hitched a ride...
We had never seen a tick... the one that Baxter had.... well we were sitting outside the cottage we rented and Baxter wanted up so my husband picked him up and he had the habit of sitting on his bum and leaning back so you could rub his belly scratch his neck.... well my husband was rubbing his belly and found the tick (gag gag gag now that I think about it) so he says look at this.... so I looked... well I had just given them all baths and haircuts and there was nothing on his belly just days before..... so I said looks like a skin tag same colour too flesh colour as in pink irish looking flesh... so husband is moving the thing... with his fingers and it remained attached of course otherwise you would have heard me screaming - so we take the dog to the back to the owners... they had 2 standard black poodles who always hung out in the area where husband had walked Baxter... the husband says no I have never seen anything like that. Hello for 20 years you have had dogs standard poodles in this back part of the cottage... cottage separated by garage... then owners house... dogs never came down driveway because of invisible fence so they were always in that long brush and owners sat out on their deck facing the water/brook that fed a mill - so he said take him to my vet... $50 later the tick was removed and sent to a lab for testing... negative.. my husband said here feel it it is warm just like his belly - so I said look that dog did not have a skin tag when I cut his hair before we left Calgary... naïve me... so he gets me touching the thing... it was like 1/4 inch or bigger and not black like they show in pictures
Shirley - Mom to Dickens (PuppyWuppy now known as Dicky Wicky)and Doyle (baby) and Baxter, Bella, Pistol, Cowboy, ChiChi at Rainbow Bridge
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